Cushion Halo Engagement Rings That Also Look Good With Round Diamonds
Like diamonds themselves, diamond terminology has many facets and beautiful subtleties. Just as diamond color isn't the same as colored diamonds, a cushion halo engagement ring is different than a cushion cut halo ring. It's a gorgeous distinction that's worth knowing about.
Cushion halo vs cushion cut halo engagement rings
What's the difference between a cushion halo ring and a cushion cut halo ring? It's simple: The diamond. The "cut" in cushion cut halo refers to the shape of the stone; it's cut in a cushion design. (The cushion cut is also known as the pillow cut, because its squared-yet-rounded shape resembles a pillow.) A ring of small pave accent diamonds surrounds the central stone, like an angel's halo.
Meanwhile, a cushion halo ring can have a round or cushion cut diamond as its centerpiece. The ring of tiny accent diamonds has this rounded at the corners look, but it can be added to a ring with a round diamond as the main feature.
Although all cushion cut halo rings are cushion halo rings, not all cushion halo rings are cushion cut halo rings. Easy enough, right?
Cushion halo vs cushion cut halo engagement ring cost
A cushion halo engagement ring might cost more than a cushion cut halo engagement ring — but not because of the setting. Again, it's the shape of the stone that's key. A cushion halo ring with a round center stone might cost more because, holding all the 4Cs the same for the center stones, the round diamond will cost more than the cushion cut diamond.
Top cushion halo engagement rings
You’ll find some of our favorite cushion halo rings below. Some are pictured with cushion cut diamonds at the center, others with round diamonds. That way you can see how the halo shape plays with two different diamonds, and the subtle differences a round center stone can bring.