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The Engagement Ring Files: Princess Cut

May 09, 2017 Allison Bray

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Welcome to the engagement ring files. During this series we’re investigating what you need to know about the various engagement ring setting options. Today we’re highlighting princess cut rings.

The princess cut ring is a big player in the engagement ring sphere. Though this particular cut was only created in the 1960s, today it is one of the most lusted after styles. Princess cut rings offer a more distinctive look than similar round cuts and generally offer you more diamond for your money.

What does a princess cut look like?

A princess cut ring is square or rectangular on the top, tapering down into a pyramid or cone shape. In addition to this shaping, princess cut diamonds have diagonal facets cut into them which add brilliance and give the diamond a more intricate look. Most princess cut rings will boast around 76 facets.

The princess cut diamond is held in place with four bevelled sides and can sit on a plain or decorated band.

Is the princess cut right for you?

There’s something wonderfully picturesque about sealing your engagement with a ring that has the word ‘princess’ in its name! If you are looking for a slightly off beat take on a traditional diamond ring, a princess cut might just be ideal for you. 

The princess cut is very forgiving, so it looks great with most diamonds. The brilliance added by the cutting technique also means that even smaller carat sizes will be able to shine (literally!). These factors, as well as the amount of rough diamond that this particular cut is able to maintain, means that princess cut diamonds can be a more budget friendly option than round cut solitaires

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