Celebrities Cleave to Cushion Cuts
Antique Romance Reigns for Engagement Jewels
The cushion cut setting, which was all the rage in the late 1800s and early 1900s, has had a comeback in recent years—with the help of celebrity fans. In fact, it is currently one of the most popular shapes, after rounds.
The cushion cut—named because of its resemblance to an overstuffed pillow—was designed to sparkle in the glow of candles, giving rise to its other moniker: the candlelight diamond. Because of its antique underpinnings, the cushion cut is evocative of timeless heirlooms, making it a sentimental choice for bridal jewelry. So, although the style has an antique pedigree, some very modern young brides are making it their own.
Gorgeous Victoria’s Secret model Selita Ebanks was given a stunning 15ct. Jacob & Co. cushion cut engagement ring designed by former beau Nick Cannon. Actress Jennifer Garner was presented with a 4ct. Harry Winston stunner by her husband, Ben Affleck, and another A-lister, Britney Spears, bought herself a $40,000 four carat cushion cut beauty set in pavé and platinum.
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