STYLE SPOTLIGHT: PRINCESS
CUT DIAMOND RING

White gold engagement ring with diamond halo and princess cut center diamond on a white background with white flowers.

 
Inspired by 1960s French design, the princess cut diamond has grown in popularity now accounting for around 30% of all engagement rings. With its classic shape and faceting that reduces the visibility of flaws and inclusions, it’s not hard to see why princess cut diamond rings are so in demand. Here’s what you should know about the second most popular diamond shape on the market.
 


WHAT IS A PRINCESS CUT?

 
The second most popular shape behind round diamonds, a princess cut diamond, technically known as a “square modified brilliant”, is square or rectangular when viewed from above and looks similar to an inverted pyramid when viewed from the side. Depending on the shape, a princess cut diamond is made up of either 57 or 76 facets (sides) and is often considered a more sophisticated option than a round cut diamond because of its distinctive features.

 
White gold and rose gold engagement rings with princess cut center diamonds on a white background.
 


WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A PRINCESS CUT DIAMOND RING

 

Princess cut diamonds can be either square or rectangular. The ideal ratio, from length to width, is 1.00 to 1.04 for a square cut and 1.07 to 1.15 for a rectangular cut. Since it can be cut similar to a round diamond but with less waste, a princess cut diamond ring that is equal in the 4 Cs will end up costing less than a round cut diamond.

Two white gold engagement rings with princess cut center diamonds on a white background.

A princess cut refracts more light than other common diamond cuts so pay attention to the sparkle of the stones you’re considering. A professional opinion can help you choose a stone that is not only technically ideal, but one that also fits your design preferences and budget. Jared’s experienced Diamontologists can help you navigate your options and settle on the princess cut diamond ring of your dreams.

 


PRINCESS CUT DIAMOND RING STYLES

 

Thanks to the precise corners and straight edges, a princess cut diamond can easily have stones set right next to it without leaving any gaps. The design of a princess cut diamond is often considered both feminine and modern, which appeals to brides who are attracted to a less traditional look. A princess cut solitaire engagement ring is a popular choice for its elegance and simplicity, but because of the versatility of the stone, a custom designed princess cut diamond ring has almost unlimited potential.

While the shape is popular for all kinds of jewelry, a princess cut diamond ring is really where the stone shines.



 
 
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