# How do you measure a cushion for a diamond?

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## How are cushion diamonds measured?

Cushion cut diamonds are one of the hardest shapes to predict size based on weight or millimeter measurements.

Cushion Diamond Sizes.

Cushion MM Size Cushion Carat Weight
4.9 mm. 0.50 ct.
5.25 mm. 0.75 ct.
5.5 mm. 1.00 ct.
6 mm. 1.25 ct.

## How do you calculate cushion to diamond ratio?

Most simply, the length-to-width ratio of a particular diamond is calculated by taking the two first dimensions found on any GIA certificate, the length and the width, and dividing the two numbers. The yield you get from that calculation is the diamond’s length-to-width ratio.

## What are the ideal dimensions for a cushion cut diamond?

Cushion Cut Diamond – Cut Guide

While the classic cushion cut diamond is a square (with a length to width ratio of 1.00), they are often found in slightly rectangular shapes as well. The most popular shape is a slight rectangle of 1.10-1.20 length to width, however personal preference should dictate choice.

## How many MM is a 2 carat cushion cut diamond?

What are we getting at? Well, a round 2 carat diamond averages about 8.1mm in diameter. An oval is about 10.5mm in length x 7mm in width—so it’s going to visually look bigger. Meanwhile, a 2 carat Asscher cut diamond will measure approximately 7mm across.

## Is color or clarity more important in a cushion cut diamond?

The color grade is more important than the clarity grade because cushion-cut diamonds tend to retain a lot of color. If you don’t want any hints of color, look for a cushion cut diamond with a color grade of H or above.

## Do cushion diamonds look bigger?

Per carat, cushion cut diamonds can have a very slightly larger table (top) than round brilliant diamonds. Additionally, they have larger facets, which can make them look bigger. However, round diamonds are more brilliant than cushion cut diamonds and our eyes tend to perceive higher brilliance as a larger size.

## What is the best length to width ratio for a diamond?

The length and width of round and square diamonds should be almost identical, giving them a length to width ratio close to 1.0. Rectangular and oval-shaped diamonds should be longer than they are wide, with length to width ratios ranging from 1.25 to 2. Each diamond shape has a range of ideal length to width ratios.

## Are cushion cut diamonds square?

Modern cushion-cut diamonds are distinguished by their square or squarish-rectangular shape. They’re known for their curved sides that are usually rounded or have ever so slightly pointed corners.

## Which cut of diamond has the most sparkle?

It is well known that the classic shape, Round Brilliant, has the ideal facet pattern for the most light return. Round Brilliant is the most classic stone shape and is made up of 58 facets. Round engagement rings are by far the most popular of all the shapes as they’re the diamond cut that sparkles the most.

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## What is the best depth for a diamond?

To find the depth percentage, divide the diamond’s physical depth measurement by its width. Also, depth is deemed acceptable within a certain range, with any value between 56.5 and 65 percent considered good. However, the ideal depth is between 62.9 and 59.5 percent.

## Why are cushion cut diamonds cheaper?

Cushion cut diamonds tend to be about 25% less expensive than their round cut counterparts. When jewelers cut a rough stone, more is lost in shaping a round diamond, so the cost of each carat retained is higher.

## How big is a half carat cushion cut diamond?

Shopping Tips For a 0.5 Carat Ring (And How to Make it Look Bigger) The actual size of a half carat diamond (round) is about 5.2mm by 5.2mm.

## How many mm is 5 carats?

5 carat diamond is approximately 5.2mm. Even though the carat weight is 50% of a 1 carat stone, it doesn’t face up twice as small!

## How many mm is 3 carats?

3.00 ct. 9.5×7.5 mm.