Cushion Cut Halo Engagement Rings That Will Steal the Show
While round diamonds might be the most popular style for engagement rings, cushion cut diamonds come in a close second — and have been since they were first introduced in the 18th century. It’s easy to see why: The antique-looking style gives off a romantic vibe that oozes class — and putting one of these gemstones in a halo setting makes it a timeless (yet on-trend) ring that’ll fit your budget.
Interested in a cushion cut halo engagement ring, but don’t know where to look? We’ve got you covered with the top cushion cut halo engagement rings that’ll check every box on your must-have list.
Things to consider when buying a cushion cut halo engagement ring
No two brides are the same — and the same goes for cushion cut halo engagement rings.
Cushion cut diamonds are shaped exactly like you’d imagine: a soft square or rectangular shape with curved angles that resemble a pillow. They’re definitely a statement piece, no matter which style you pick, but there are a few things you should know before opting for a cushion cut halo engagement ring.
- They aren’t as flashy as other types of diamonds.
Certain shapes — like brilliant round and radiant diamonds — reflect a lot of light, but cushion cuts have larger facets (surfaces) that disperse light.
- You aren’t limited to a cushion cut diamond.
While you can certainly add a cushion cut diamond, you aren’t limited to the shape with a cushion cut halo engagement ring. The setting allows you to pick other types of stones, but gives off the same look when put into the ring.
- You aren’t limited to diamonds, either.
Want a cushion cut halo engagement ring, but don’t want a diamond as the centerpiece? You’re in luck: Cushion cuts keep colors looking more vibrant, so you can opt for a different type of stone — like an emerald — or a colored diamond. (Or consider the very on-trend sapphire and diamond engagement ring.) The halo setting then adds a bit of shine from traditional diamonds.
Top cushion cut halo engagement rings
So, you’re set on a cushion cut halo engagement ring, but aren’t sure which style is best for your (or your future wife). We’ve rounded up the 10 best options at With Clarity — you’re sure to find one that’ll fit your engagement ring budget.
Swaying Split Shank Halo Engagement Ring
The Swaying Split Shank Halo Diamond Engagement Ring is one of those rings that’ll capture everyone’s attention. The split style on the band features pave stones almost completely around the shank, but it’ll always draw the eye back to the center halo.
Cushion cut halo engagement rings in three metals
The cushion cut is one of the trendiest and most popular styles in engagement rings right now, and it’s easy to see why: The substantial, squarish cut has dazzling facets and a head-turning amount of flash and fire. But just because it’s trendy doesn’t mean you can’t express your individualism — for example, by adding a halo or accent diamonds, or choosing a metal band that aligns with her aesthetic and flatters the setting.
Deciding on accent diamonds tend to be an easy decision. The halo adds size to your center diamond at the fraction of a cost of a carat upgrade, making it a no-brainer for brides-to-be who want a larger engagement ring. And pave bands, where diamond accents extend down the sizes, are perennial favorites for their classic elegance.
So that leaves metal. And it’s understandable if you get stuck here. Many women have multiple metals in their jewelry box, making it hard to commit to just one on a piece you’ll wear forever. First things first: all that matters is that you love your ring. But we pulled together a guide to help you with this decision. Here, we break down three options for a cushion cut engagement ring, and the benefits of each.
WHITE GOLD CUSHION CUT HALO ENGAGEMENT RING
In this option, the metal blends in with the diamonds, making the stones the star. It’s an subtle and sophisticated choice that still has the ability to dazzle — it’s a good option if you’ve decided on a halo setting with or without accent diamonds and her personal style leans toward the more subtle.
YELLOW GOLD CUSHION CUT HALO ENGAGEMENT RING
This color of gold has a classic, even vintage feel that many women love for its warmth and heirloom vibe. Here, your choice of band will be prominent because it contrasts with the diamond — a very good thing if you’re a fan of classic yellow gold.
This might also be the best decision if you want to maximize the size of your center stone. Diamonds with a slight yellow tint, such as I or J color diamonds, can save you money when going for a larger stone. Though the color on these stones is faint, a yellow gold setting will diminish any lingering tint. That means this setting can actually make your stone appear whiter. It isn’t magic, but it can help your diamond look whiter by one full color grade.
ROSE GOLD CUSHION CUT HALO ENGAGEMENT RING
Whether in engagement rings or other jewelry, rose gold is surging in popularity. Many find its balance of warm and cool tones to be aesthetically pleasing and particularly suited to a diamond. There’s also symbolism at play: Rose gold is said to signify romantic love (not a bad metaphor for an engagement ring). It’s very trendy right now, which means it could remind you of the beginning of your relationship, or it could fall from popularity — depends on how you look at it.
How to find the best cushion cut halo engagement rings
The expert gemologists at With Clarity can work with you to understand what you’re looking for in a cushion cut halo engagement ring. They’ll evaluate everything — including your preferences and budget — to find the right ring that’ll you’ll be proud to rock for the next 50 years (and beyond).