For engagement rings, the second most popular choice of diamonds is the princess cut. This square-shaped diamond haPs between 58 to 76 facets with a rounded top, resembling the shape of a pyramid that can brightly reflect light from one of its four beveled sides. If you are considering a princess cut for your special occasion, there are a few things to keep in mind.
What is a Princess Cut
The princess cut ring was given its name in the 1960s. However, the current square or rectangular shape with the familiar inverted pyramid was first created in 1980 by Israel Itzkowitz and Betazel Ambar, who also gave it its name. This type of diamond cut’s technical name is square modified brilliant due to its four beveled sides that genuinely allow for the much-desired brilliance to stand front and center.
Made out of up to 80% rough stone, this cut allows for maximum preservation of the diamond, allowing for a regal and abundant ring to mark an engagement. A princess cut diamond is a diamond cutter’s dream, as it allows for a neat cut down the middle of a rough diamond that provides for two princess cuts. Because of this cost-effective cutting process, princess cuts are typically more affordable—but provide a plethora of sparkle and brilliance to make the bride-to-be feel special before the big day.
Settings for a princess cut diamond ring provide various choices tailored to stylistic preferences and the diamond’s strengths. A solitaire setting is a popular option that places the diamond in the spotlight and facilitates maximum light reflection. A halo setting has a smaller center diamond to create a more delicate and refined style. A channel setting is an excellent choice for securing your princess cut, offering elegance and beauty.
Popularity of the Princess Cut
Princess cut rings have risen sharply in popularity, and for a good reason. They can display beautiful brilliance and provide exceptional sparkle and come at a lower cost than many other prominent gemstone cuts. Moreover, gemstone blemishes are concealed, allowing for more clarity and less noticeable intrusions of tinting and inclusions.
As with any gemstone choice, the engagement ring’s overall result depends on the clarity of the stone. Princess cuts do have the downside of being more prone to chipping, which is what the stone setting can help mitigate.
Design Your Princess Cut Ring
At Revolution Jewelry Works, we specialize in creating custom jewelry that exceeds our client’s expectations. We understand that creating refined, unique custom jewelry requires a partnership and careful considerations of different styles, stones, and settings. When it comes to princess cuts, we have the expertise to help you create the princess cut ring of your dreams.
If you would like to work with experts to convey your personality and style for a special occasion, our team of experts at Revolution Jewelry Works is here to help. Whether you’re searching for a princess cut, or if you’re unsure, we can advise and guide you through the process.