The Princess Cut Diamond
This angular and impressive shape is very desirable and its very name resonates romance and elegance. Little wonder then that the princess cut diamond engagement ring is one of the most iconic and the second most popular shape for all the major High Street jewellers.
This cut can be either square or rectangular and despite it being a relatively new cut, the way it combines the high degree of light return with a more distinctive shape has given rise to its popularity.
Due to its four corners, a princess cut diamond with the same width as the diameter of a round cut diamond and the same quality grading actually weighs more. Less waste means more yield from the rough diamond, which equals excellent value for a similar quality.
Two diamonds of the same grade can have different sparkle because of the layout of the integral facets and the way they are viewed through the table. Our diamond consultants will advise you on the measurements of your diamond to find you the perfect looking princess cut. A ratio of 1:1 or 1:1.2 is advisable.
Choosing a Setting for the Princess Cut Diamond
To ensure your diamond lasts a life time it is important to have it set with the claws of the ring covering the corners of the diamond to prevent it from being chipped.
Princess cut diamonds give the impression of being bigger than they are, perhaps because of their angular, eye-catching features. The corner-to-corner measurement of a princess cut is greater that the diameter of a round cut diamond of the same carat weight. This makes it a great option if you want a diamond cut which appears as large as possible.