We can’t count the number of brides who have told us that they want to feel and look like a princess on their wedding day. Therefore, it comes as no surprise to us that the princess cut is the second most popular diamond cut for engagement rings and the #1 fancy diamond cut.
Join us as we peel the layer back on this popular fancy cut and help you select the best princess cut for your pocket.
We believe that this cut’s popularity boils down to two factors, it’s brilliance and it isn’t your standard round diamond. Princess cuts are brilliant and entice people who love the look of a round brilliant diamond without sacrificing their desire to own a fancy cut diamond.
It’s exceptional brilliance enables light to beautifully reflect off of its many facets. More light equals more sparkle and this cut is created to show off an exceptional stone. Unfortunately, there are far too many subpar princess cuts in the market which have been cut to increase the stone and not the light. Therefore the best way to ensure you will have a beautiful princess cut is to find one which has been graded by the American Gem Society Laboratory (AGSL). The AGSL “is the only lab performing light performance based cut quality analysis on princess cuts” and is the only way you can definitively know if any princess cut diamond has been cut to maximize for light as well as price.
You can probably imagine that a princess cut diamond may not be the most durable cut on the market. This is because it’s sharp, square edges lend itself to being caught or banged up quite regularly, thus damaging the ring and reducing it’s value. However, jewelry designers are aware of this flaw and will cover the corners with prongs to protect them. It isn’t a standard though, so be sure that your ring’s corners are covered or you have exceptionally good jewelry insurance.
Princess cut engagement rings create brilliance and fire similar to a round diamond but in a fancy cut. It’s popularity is not waning and more people are learning how to select the best princess cut for their money. There is a reason it is the most popular fancy cut and hope you’ll be able to walk down the aisle wearing a stone fit for a real-life princess!
By PS Staff