With a glamour and vintage-inspired sophistication all it’s own, engagement rings featuring cushion cut diamonds are quickly becoming the go-to favorite engagement ring stone for fashionable celebrities, legendary jewelry making designers, and modern brides-to-be all the same. Also sometimes called “pillow-cut” stones, cushion-shaped diamonds are a great way to bring an amazing level of natural diamond fire and shine, while also maintaining a regal sense of vintage-inspired sentimentality and glow.
Seen on the hand of A-List celebs like Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, and more, the cushion cut craze is nowhere near stopping. So, to help our PJD readers get that A-List look without breaking the bank, here are three of our very favorite celeb rings and their more affordable counterparts. Enjoy!
1. Kim Kardashian
Also referred to as her “kushion” cut ring, Kardashian’s cushion cut solitaire engagement ring is a whopping 20 carats (depending who you ask) and was reported to have cost Kanye West over $8 million dollars to purchase. Letting the stone do the talking, Kimye’s cushion cut ring only featured a few side diamonds, along with a platinum band for maximum diamond shine and glow.
While perhaps not much of a “Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” as Kim’s “kushion” ring, this platinum cushion cut ring from Michael M still has evokes the same sense of clean and crisp sparkle that Kardashian’s ring embodies. Hand-crafted in the California design studio of Michael M, this cushion cut engagement ring from the brand’s Crown collection features an assortment of round shaped diamonds placed along the band of the piece in an unforgettable half-eternity style.
Perfect for layering with your wedding band or other fashion rings from Michael M, the Crown R724-1.5 ring engagement ring from Michael M is the perfect way to bring a “dash” of high-fashion glamour to the hand of any fashion-conscious bride-to-be.
2. Sofia Vergara
Taking Kim’s monster cushion cut rock to the next level of sparkle and shine, Sofia Vergara’s 7-carat solitaire diamond ring also features subtle diamond sidestones, as well as a truly luminous halo of small white diamonds. More than just looking amazing, this diamond halo works to amplify the already blinding cushion cut diamond that works wonderfully as the focal point of this incredibly on-trend piece.
Capturing the same sense of contemporary sophistication as Vergara’s stunner, this halo cushion cut ring from Fana is great for brides wanting to live the glamorous life without having a Modern Family-level income. From Fana’s vintage-inspired Classic collection, this ring is available at authorized retailers (including our pals at Trice Jewelers) made of 14 and 18-karat rose gold, white gold, yellow gold, and platinum, as well as features a prong style setting, meaning that the optimum amount of light is able to be pulled through each facet of the cushion shaped diamond.
3. Chrissy Teigen
One half of celebrity super couple with John Legend (and member of El Cheeto’s Twitter “black-list“), Chrissy Teigen’s cushion cut engagement ring continues the trend of simple yet spectacular pieces that we’ve seen today. Despite Teigen saying on Twitter that Legend “went to Jared,” there is no question that this charming solitaire style cushion cut engagement ring is the careful work of bridal jewelry experts. While Teigen has been uncharacteristically tight-lipped on the specifics of her ring, it is safe to assume that while the stone might be smaller in relation to Kim and Sofia’s blinding diamonds, the center stone of this ring evokes a sense of vintage-inspired and Art Deco glamour that the other two rings on this list just don’t have.
Also from Michael M’s Crown collection, this side stone cushion diamond engagement ring fabulously captures the same sense of old-Hollywood glamour and effortless elegance that Teigen’s piece embodies. Made with high-quality 18-karat white gold, this Michael M engagement ring features a uniquely designed prong stone setting, along with a smooth and comfortable band that is adorned with over 30 round cut side stone diamonds.
Now It’s Your Turn!
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