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Cushion Gemstones

Loose Stones, Cushion Shape     

Cushion gemstones are rectangular or square shaped gems, with a slight difference. As the name suggests, a cushion shaped gem would appear similar to a cushion that is normally placed on a sofa set. When you shop for loose stones with a cushion shape, you need to keep a few things in mind. The sides of the cushion gem do not run straight from the corners, there is a slight bulge outwards. This applies to both square and rectangular shapes.

When measuring the size of a cushion stone, you would refer to the distance between the points where the bulge (outwards) is the maximum. Both faceted and cabachon gems can be cut with a cushion shape. There is one interesting thing about cushion cut gems, they always appear a bit bigger than they would if they were cut with a straight cut. Compare a 7mm square cushion gemstone with a 7mm normal square cut gem, the cushion cut will give the impression of being much larger.

Loose cushion cut stones can be had in all sizes, and all gems can be cut in this shape. However, the price of the gemstone would influence the decision of the gem manufacturer. As expected, a cushion cut stone would involved a higher degree of cutting loss. This might not be very relevant when moderately priced gems like blue topaz or amethyst are involved. However in rubies, sapphires, emeralds and tanzanite cushion shapes (if found) will be quite small in size. It is ofcourse possible to get custom cut loose gem stones cut to the shape and size of your choice.

An important thing about the corners of a cushion shaped stone is that, they are not as sharp and pointed as in a square or rectangular gem. You could say that this reduces the chances of the corners getting chipped or cracked by physical impact. You could have a multi faceted cushion cut stone, which is also referred to as a checkerboard cut. In some gems like amethyst and red garnet, a very dark gem can appear brighter by the multiple light reflections of a checkerboard cut. You should keep in mind the fact that, multiple facets also mean multiple edges on the face of the stone. This could wear and tear marks on the facet lines much clearer. For example a high and bulging black onyx stone cut with cushion shape and checkerboard facets, can show scratches much clearer as they could appear along the lines where the facets align.

Directstones provides all gem stones in cushion shapes, the cut can be chosen by you. You can ofcourse pick just the loose gem stone or ask for a complete jewel to be made. We really have no problem to custom cut even one single cushion cut gem stone for you. There are no minimum order stipulations in terms of quantity or value. If you need a cushion shaped loose stone for a jewel mounting that you already have, make sure that you provide the EXACT size details to your gem provider. This type of shape and cut needs very precise dimensions to fit into readymade mountings.


A large cushion shape pink opal gem stone. This cushion stone measures a generous 12mm x 12mm and is well suited for a stunning opal ring or for a opal pendant. The weight of 4 carats for this cushion cut gem gives it strength. Beware of thin cut stones as they can break easily. We can custom cut a complete set of cushion opals for you with matching color, the sizes of the pink opals in the set could be different. The price of this square cushion pink opal from the mines in Peru is just 45 U.S$. You can buy just one or as many loose cushion gems as you need.

black onyx gems, onyx is a type of chalcedony quartz


Custom cut loose stones with a cushion shaped. These 10mm x 10mm cushion black onyx stones, can be set in a black onyx ring or bracelet. You can ofcourse get a complete set of cushion shape onyx stones to make a classic jewelry set. Buy just a single cushion onyx stone or as many as you need. Each gem stone weighs around 4.5 carats which is proportionate to the size of the stone. Black onyx looks awesome in gold or sterling silver. The price per piece of these stunning cushion onyx gemstones is just 37.50 U.S$. Buy just the loose stones or request for a custom jewel to be made.

cushion cut onyx gemstones


Another set of black onyx gems with a cushion cut. The square faceted cushion gems have a large size of 12mm x 12mm and a good weight of around 7 carats per piece. Since all our loose gems are custom cut, you can order just one single piece or as many as you wish. We can custom cut a complete matching set, ready for a gold or silver onyx gem stone jewelry set. Priced at just 65 U.S$ per piece, the gems are handpicked and custom cut by some of Thailand's best gem cutters. Request for specific dimensions if you already have a gem mounting ready for the stones.

onyx gem stones, loose onyx gems


Smooth cut cabachon onyx stones. The shape of these cushion gems as can be seen, is flat at the bottom. The hefty weight of 6.5 carats per piece, is proportional the impressive dimensions of 10mm x 10mm. You can buy just one piece or as many as you need. The price for each of these cushion stones is just 60 U.S$. When you pick such gems make sure that the thickness of the stone is sufficient to make the stone durable. A thin cushion cut stone is more likely to get damaged as compared to a stone with good thickness. You can request for a checkerboard cut in this shape too.

blue sapphire gemstone, ceylon sapphire cushion shaped gem


An extravagant ceylon blue sapphire with a cushion cut. This gorgeous cushion sapphire gem will be ideal for a wedding or engagement ring. The dimensions of this cushion sapphire loose gem are around 6.25mm x 6.25mm. This size is neither too large nor too small allowing a very attractive price tag of just 1,350 U.S$ for the piece. A proportionate weight of 1.4 carats, brings out the lustre in the gem. We can also custom cut sapphires from Australia or Thailand in this shape or any other shape or size that you need. Matching sets are also possible, and we could make the complete jewel for you.

tanzanite loose gems


A square tanzanite stone with a cushion cut. This unique gem measures 7mm x 7mm and is eye clean. The gorgeous color of this cushion shaped loose tanzanite gem stone, gives it a color grade of AAA. Each of these loose gems weighs 1.10 carats and is perfectly cut to be set in a high end jewel. We will gladly cut just one single cushion gem or as many as you need. Procured directly from the Tanzanian mines, the modest price of just 215 U.S$ for this classic gem makes it a great buy. We custom cut all loose gems including tanzanite.

tanzanite cushion shaped loose gemstones


A smaller tanzanite cushion gem measuring 6mm x 6mm. Get just one piece or request for two matching cushion gems to make a pair of tanzanite earrings. Despite the good weight of 0.85 carats per piece, the eye clean gem is priced at just 115 U.S$. What makes the price even more attractive is the fact that, this cushion shaped tanzanite loose gem is eye clean. It is hand picked and you will receive a AAA color graded stone. We can ship just the gem or craft a complete tanzanite jewel in 14k or 18k gold with your choice of design.  

Who Is Kaisilver?

Having established itself as the world's leading online custom jewelry provider, Kaisilver now extends it's merchandise line to include gems. While there is no shortage of gem stones in the global market, reliable sources for the retail buyer requirements are not many. Most retail gem dealers work with limited inventories, this reduces buyer options. Another problem with these small dealers is the lack of information and reliability when it comes to gem authenticity and value for money. Kaisilver with it's wide network of gemstone mining and manufacturing resources, is the best source for gems of all types, shapes, sizes and cuts. With a support team that is compromised of jewelry and gemstone experts, the advice and suggestions made by the team relate to your requirements and not to fixed sales targets. The website shows a small sampling of the gems that we offer. You can infact request for just about any gem on the globe. All gems are sourced directly from the source, closely inspected and then custom cut by our expert cutters. With a buyer base that includes fashion models, government officials, casino and resort owners, lawyers, financial experts, students and professors, doctors and surgeons, sportsmen and newsreaders we have become the preferred choice for quality gems and jewelry. By cutting out middlemen commissions and multiple agents, we provide great value for your money. Our large online operation does not stop us from welcoming even the smallest order. Gold and silver jewelry is custom made with equal attention to quality, material and craftsmanship. You can choose from our designs or send us detailed for the style and design that you need.


How To Order?

The process to order gems and custom jewelry at Kaisilver is similar. We do not expect you to make a rush purchase. We do wish that you take the time to discuss your requirements with our experts. They will be in a position to provide constructive suggestions that will guide you to make well informed buying decisions. Email all your requirements to provide as much inputs as possible to help us make relevant suggestions. For example if you are keen on getting a green gemstone but, are not particular about it being an emerald mention this in your email. Our gem experts might suggest a green tourmaline or even a peridot instead of an emerald. This suggestion would reduce our profit margins but will give you a gem that, is much cheaper and even more durable as compared to an emerald. When it comes to payments we offer some very suitable options. Paypal is the preferred form of payment, it is fair to the buyer and seller. The buyer when using paypal never needs to reveal credit card of bank information to the seller. We also accept direct bank transfers but prefer to do this on a case by case basis. When it comes to online transactions these days, both buyer and seller are afraid of frauds. It is quite possible that you do not feel comfortable working with us at Kaisilver. We sometimes feel a little uncomfortable with certain transactions too and prefer to keep away from them. There have always been fears of processing payments through Western Union money transfers. With the latest fraud reports, fake sellers and even fake buyers have been pulling off many online frauds using this mode of payment. At the same time we do understand that armed forces from the U.S who are stationed in various global positions sometimes have no other mode of payment besides Western Union. We therefore accept this mode of payment but at the same time, request you to avoid this mode if you do not feel comfortable using it. Shipping is done through FEDEX and you can expect a production lead time of around 4 to 5 weeks from the date of order confirmation and receipt of payment. Every jewel is fully custom made and requires the complete attention and concentration of highly skilled craftsmen. When it comes to gems, we could provide faster lead times and this can be discussed for each specific order.

Buyer Testimonials.

Below are a few comments from some of our buyers. As mentioned above we have a very serious interest in buyer satisfaction since our very existence depends solely depends on satisfied buyers. A high degree of repeat orders and a large number of orders being received through buyer recommendations has been at the heart of our success. Kaisilver buyers include people from all professions and walks of life. Fashion models, sportsmen, politicians, lawyers, financial experts, doctors and surgeons, members of the armed forces, newsreaders and journalists, students, casino and resort owners make up most of our buyer list.

.......received ring yesterday as you promised. it is stunning, more beautiful than i expected. the design and craftsmanship are outstanding. thank you again, it has been a pleasure doing business with you. i will highly recommend you to everyone i know, and look forward to doing business with you in the future. your entire staff has been professional and you displayed a high degree of honesty and integrity throughout the transaction. thank your staff and your craftsman for their incredible work. please feel free to use me as a reference as a EXTREMELY satisfied customer. take care, i wish you all well. Lt. Colonel James William Brady USA, Ret. Beverly Hills, Florida
Thank you very much for all your information and help with the production and safe delivery of the ring. It is indeed more than I had hoped forand I'm sure will be a winner with my wife. It is a shame that other firms can not be as helpful, you are all to be congratulated - Thank you again. Mr.Peter Keeble, U.K.

The ring arrived and it is beautiful. Thank you for such a wonderful job. I will be looking at your website over the next couple of weeks to place an additional order. Your workmanship and pricing is excellent.
Thanks again,
Dr. David Williams, U.S












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Kaisilver has direct and preferential access to the world's leading gemstone mining operations. This allows us to get the best of the gems for our buyers. Some of Thailand's finest gem cutters cut each stone to buyer specifications. We can provide all types of gems in sizes and shapes of your choice. When it comes to gems like rubies, sapphires, emerald and tanzanite we offer grade options to ensure that you stay within your budget allocation.


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