Engagement Rings - Princess Cuts
Princess cut diamonds featured in engagement rings, and diamond jewellery in general, are square or slightly rectangular in shape. They are the second most sought after diamond shape for use in engagement rings in the world today, after the Brilliant cut diamond.
The square Princess cut, which is often called the square modified brilliant, is for couples who want an engagement ring with a slightly “edgy” look.
Princess cut diamonds are generally less expensive than the Brilliant cut for a couple of reasons. One explanation is the effect of price and demand, which puts more competition into the Round Brilliant cut market place. The other reason is that when cutting a Princess cut diamond, as it is more similar to the crystal shape of the original rough diamond, quite often up to 75-80% of the rough crystal can be used. In comparison, Round Brilliant cuts need to have the corners cut off the crystal, reducing the yield to 50% of the original diamond rough weight.
The cut grading for Princess cut diamonds is usually only in two categories, that being Polish and Symmetry, as there is less industry consensus on what the perfect cut should be, so overall Cut grade is not included on the general certificates.
Princess cut diamonds vary in look depending on the cut style adopted. With more facets on the underside of the diamond, princess cuts can get a look of what is described as ‘Crushed Glass”. In contrast, often less facets on the underside of the diamond gives a slightly heavy look to the stone. The most desired seems to be somewhere in the middle, so you can see the individual facets on the back, but they are small enough to show brilliance in the stone.
If you are looking for a superior Princess cut diamond in Adelaide, or anywhere in Australia, which has been selected specially for your tailor-made engagement ring, call DDS Diamond Design Studios for a one-on-one appointment now.