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October 3rd, 2019 | by Linda Em

Yellow Gold Cushion Cut Engagement Rings That Look Downright Royal

Are you considering a yellow gold cushion cut engagement ring? You’re in good company: The combination of yellow gold’s warmth with the soft angles of the square-but-rounded cushion is an appealing choice for many brides. The cushion cut‘s intricate faceting provides a diamond with spectacular fire, and choosing a yellow gold setting amps up the contrast between stone and band, amplifying the diamond’s sparkle.

But there are some things you should know before rushing in blindly for your engagement ring. That contrast between band and diamond could have an effect on the stone’s color — and the type of yellow gold you choose can make a difference overall. Here are the most important things to consider when you’re shopping for a yellow gold cushion cut ring.

Consider color when shopping for yellow gold cushion cut engagement rings

Yellow gold has an appealing glow, but it will have an effect on your diamond’s apparent hue. If you choose a completely colorless diamond (D through F grade), yellow gold will make your stone more yellow. For this reason you might want to consider a lower color grade (such as G or H), which will contrast less with the metal and therefore look whiter.

yellow gold cushion cut engagement rings with regular versus crushed ice center stone

You might also want to avoid crushed ice diamonds (a.k.a. A type of cushion cut diamond that has more and smaller facets in the center of the stone). Although they help mask inclusions, they’ll make the color easier to spot in your stone.

But picking a metal is important, too

There’s a difference between 14k and 18k yellow gold, besides hardness and price: color. With it slightly cooler tone, 14k yellow gold will look whiter than 18k, so you can go higher on the color scale for your diamond, since less yellow will come through from your setting.

yellow gold cushion cut engagement rings 14k vs 18k

With its brighter golden hue, 18k yellow gold can lend a gorgeous antique look to your ring, but it will be a richer yellow and also easier to scratch than 14k gold. So it’s important to consider not just the color of your focal diamond and any accent stones, but also your lifestyle. If you have a particularly active job or hobbies that might see your ring get knocked or dinged, you might not want to go with 18k gold.

Top yellow gold cushion cut engagement rings

Although we have an extensive collection of settings that work with cushion diamonds and are available in 14k or 18k yellow gold, the ones you see below are some of our favorites. These ring settings have details that we think lend themselves particularly well to this antique-style precious metal and showcase the signature curves of this diamond shape well. Below you’ll find all of the images are of 14k, but you should also check out our wide selection of cushion cut engagement rings in 18k yellow gold.

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Sleek Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring

This classic solitaire combines a slim band with a cathedral-style setting that elevates the center diamond, highlighting its sparkle.

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Vine Diamond Engagement Ring

Two delicate halves of the band dance around one another as they reach up toward your center cushion cut diamond. You’ll be mesmerized by their movement and how the sleek yellow gold side and diamond encrusted side intertwine.

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Cushion Pave Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

A traditional pave-set diamond halo, with a ring of accent stones that continue down the band, perfectly showcases the center cushion diamond.

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Open Cathedral Diamond Engagement Ring

A thick solitaire band opens into a cathedral-style head. Elegant and sturdy, this ring will stand the test of time.

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Petite French Set Diamond Engagement Ring

This graceful ring incorporates a cushion-cut center diamond and french-set accent stones for an artful finish.

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Vintage Lead Diamond Engagement Ring

An intricate patterned band — with hand milgrain and bezel details — lends this ring vintage style and a romantic vibe.

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Open Twisting Diamond Engagement Ring

Softness and sparkle. A gently twisting band, set with 0.28 carats of accent diamonds, winds around a central cushion-cut stone, creating a flowing look.

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Milgrain Diamond Engagement Ring

A cascading flow of diamonds, bordered by vintage milgrain detailing, rise toward a center cushion-cut diamond.

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Diamond Basket Solitaire Engagement Ring

A basket studded with 0.10 accent diamonds, plus sparkling prongs, perfectly highlight the shape of the center diamond, making this ring a showstopper.

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French Basket Pave Diamond Engagement Ring

Sparkling accent stones rise to meet the center diamond in this basket-style setting, whose artfully crafted windows enhance its shine.

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Swaying Split Shank Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Elevated sophistication. This split shank band, half set with accent diamonds, gracefully unites with a perfectly set halo around the center diamond.

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Widening Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring

Sleek and unique, this spin on a classic solitaire style features a band that widens toward the center diamond for a sophisticated look.

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