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15 Best Cushion Cut Engagement Rings Under $10,000

Cushion cut diamonds are the second most sought after diamonds on the market today. The cut’s popularity comes from combining two other popular cuts – the princess cut and the round brilliant cut. From the round brilliant cut, cushion-cut diamonds inherit sparkle and brilliance, while from the princess cut, they inherit symmetry and structure. The stone’s inherent characteristics make it extremely versatile, allowing easy fitting to almost any type of ring setting.

What to Expect For $10,000 Or Less

You have a wide array of choices at this budget. you will find high quality diamonds between 1.50 and 2.00 carats with good color and clarity. We recommend buying a smaller diamond (around 1.50 carats) with a good color (D, E, F or G color) and good clarity (VS grade) with a very good cut, and then scaling up the sparkle with a halo setting.

Our Top Pick

Cushion Modified Cut Pave Engagement Ring

1.50 carat Cushion Modified cut Pave engagement ring IN 14K White Gold James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen1.50 carat Cushion Modified cut Pave engagement ring IN 14K White Gold ©James Allen

Dazzling is the only way to describe this elegant ring. Encrusted with accent stones along the sides of the 14K white gold bands and along each prong of the cathedral basket, this gorgeous piece is the definition of elegance. At the center of it all is a stunning 1.50 carat, F color, VVS1 clarity white diamond with a good cut.

Best Cushion Cut Engagement Rings Under $10,000

Cushion-Cut Halo Engagement Ring

1.54 carat Cushion cut Halo engagement ring IN Platinum James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen1.54 carat Cushion cut Halo engagement ring in Platinum ©James Allen

Nothing says a bolder statement than a halo of brilliants with a large rock in the middle. This gorgeous piece makes this statement through a delightful sprinkle of melee diamonds around a 1.54 carat, H color, VS2 clarity center diamond with a very good cut. Embellishing the ring’s bands are a line of pave diamonds, set within a platinum band.

Cushion-Cut Pave Engagement Ring

1.56 carat Cushion cut Pave engagement ring in Platinum James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen1.56 carat Cushion cut Pave engagement ring in Platinum © James Allen

A 1.60 carat, I color, VS1 clarity stone with an ideal cut rests on a pedestal in this traditional diamond engagement ring. The ring’s crown, set within a four-prong basket, lies on top of a continuous platinum band adorned with a string of accent pave stones running along its shanks.

Cushion-Cut Pave Engagement Ring

2.03 carat Cushion cut Pave engagement ring in 14K Yellow Gold James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen2.03 carat Cushion cut Pave engagement ring in 14K Yellow Gold © James Allen

Simple yet delightful, this iconic piece combines the royal appeal of a 14K yellow gold band with a 14K white gold four-prong crown. A 2.03 carat, K color, VS2 clarity diamond with a good cut lies gracefully within the crown’s clutches, while a string of pave diamonds gently curve across the shanks to create a truly standout piece.

Cushion-Cut Halo Engagement Ring

0.90 carat Cushion Modified cut Halo engagement ring in Platinum James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen0.90 carat Cushion Modified cut Halo engagement ring in Platinum © James Allen

This ring’s modified halo design houses a 1.01 carat, E color, VS2 clarity diamond with an excellent cut surrounded by a ring of accent stones supported by a modified four-prong basket. The ring’s unique gallery design makes it ideal for larger stones, while the accent stones along the sides of the platinum shank further accentuate the ring’s overall brilliance.

Cushion-Cut Halo Engagement Ring

2.01 carat Cushion cut Halo engagement ring in Platinum James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen2.01 carat Cushion cut Halo engagement ring in Platinum © James Allen

Set in platinum, this gorgeous ring’s double row halo sets the stage for a magnificent 2.01 carat, H color, SI2 clarity center stone with a very good cut. Catching the light from the halo stones and the string of pave diamonds on the shanks provides for a dazzling ring.

Cushion-Cut Pave Engagement Ring

1.77 carat Cushion cut Pave engagement ring in Platinum James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen1.77 carat Cushion cut Pave engagement ring in Platinum © James Allen

A rounded comfort fit band introduces this gorgeous piece. Embedded within the ring’s platinum shanks are white pave style diamonds, rising to meet the four-prong exposed crown. In the heart of the crown is a dazzling 1.77 carat, I color, VVS1 clarity diamond with an ideal cut that catches light from all angles. 

Cushion-Cut Halo Engagement Ring

2.01 carat Cushion cut Halo engagement ring in Platinum James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen2.01 carat Cushion cut Halo engagement ring in Platinum © James Allen

This traditional halo ring features a 2.01 carat, J color, SI1 clarity center stone with a very good cut surrounded by a circle of accent stones embedded within the halo. Along the sides of the ring are pave diamonds running halfway around the band.

Cushion-Cut Pave Engagement Ring

1.55 carat Cushion cut Pave engagement ring in 14K White Gold James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen1.55 carat Cushion cut Pave engagement ring in 14K White Gold © James Allen

A square profile 14K white gold band is the foundation of this exquisite piece. Pave style diamonds line the bands’ outer surface while a modified cathedral basket grasps a 1.55 carat, G color, VS2 clarity diamond center stone with an ideal cut.  

Cushion Modified Cut Halo Engagement Ring

1.52 carat Cushion Modified cut Halo engagement ring in 18K Yellow Gold James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen1.52 carat Cushion Modified cut Halo engagement ring in 18K Yellow Gold © James Allen

Simple yet dazzling in appearance, this striking 18K yellow gold diamond engagement ring is the stuff of fairytales. Commanding the centerpiece location is a 1.52 carat, H color, VVS1 clarity white diamond with a very good cut surrounded by a ring of brilliant accent stones. This dazzling crown rests upon a four-prong modified halo, in turn, supported by sweeping shanks, themselves lined with a series of pave-style diamonds.

Cushion-Cut Halo Engagement Ring

1.24 carat Cushion cut Halo engagement ring in 14K White Gold James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen1.24 carat Cushion cut Halo engagement ring in 14K White Gold © James Allen

Yellow diamonds are a great alternative if you are looking for some color variation. This cushion cut diamond engagement ring comes with a 1.24 carat, VVS2 clarity yellow diamond set within a white diamond halo. Along the ring’s shanks are additional accent diamonds set in pave style.

Cushion Modified Cut Halo Engagement Ring

1.50 carat Cushion Modified cut Halo engagement ring in Platinum James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen1.50 carat Cushion Modified cut Halo engagement ring in Platinum © James Allen

A gorgeous platinum setting is the basis of this fabulous piece of art. A large white 1.50 carat, G color, VVS2 clarity diamond with a good cut lies within a halo of smaller brilliants while supported by a four-prong modified halo gallery. Along the sides of the ring’s shanks are pave-style diamonds running halfway around the ring’s band. 

Cushion Modified Cut Halo Engagement Ring

1.72 carat Cushion Modified cut Halo engagement ring in Platinum James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen1.72 carat Cushion Modified cut Halo engagement ring in Platinum © James Allen

This striking ring combines a comfort-fit platinum band with a dazzling array of diamonds. The heart of the ring is a 1.72 carat, I color, VS2 clarity white diamond with a good cut surrounded by a double halo of accent stones. Along the band’s shanks are pave style diamonds, while its gallery features an artistic knotted design.

Cushion Modified Cut Pave Engagement Ring

1.81 carat Cushion Modified cut Pave engagement ring in 18K Yellow Gold James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen1.81 carat Cushion Modified cut Pave engagement ring in 18K Yellow Gold © James Allen

A menagerie of diamonds clustered around the 1.81 carat, J color, VS1 clarity center stone with an ideal cut is the crowning feature of this delightful ring. A modified cathedral gallery is tastefully highlighted with accent diamonds, while more brilliants line the ring’s twin shanks.

Cushion-Cut Pave Engagement Ring

1.50 carat Cushion cut Pave engagement ring in Platinum James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen1.50 carat Cushion cut Pave engagement ring in Platinum © James Allen

At the apex of this gorgeous piece is a brilliant 1.50 carat, H color, VVS1 clarity diamond with a very good cut resting within a floral four-prong design crown. On each side of the centerpiece are intertwining bands, each with a line of inset pave diamonds.