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Tuesday, Apr 18 2023

The Beauty of Princess Cut Solitaire Engagement Rings

Written by Karen Dunn

The Beauty of Princess Cut Solitaire Engagement Rings

When it comes to the world of engagement rings, one finds very few styles that are as enduring and iconic as the princess cut engagement rings. With its modern square shape and regal allure, the princess cut diamond has captured the hearts of countless brides-to-be. The royal name and stunning sparkle of this ring make it a fitting choice for anyone looking to make a sophisticated statement through their jewelry.

The distinctive square or rectangular shape of the princess cut diamond gives it a sleek and contemporary look that appeals to many people who want an engagement ring that stands out. The beauty of this shape offers endless possibilities for crafting a unique design that truly reflects your vision and style.

But it's so much more than just the shape of this gorgeous design! Princess cut diamonds are also known for their brilliance and sparkle, which is created by the way the diamond is cut with chevron-shaped facets. These facets affect the light and dark reflection by creating a zigzag pattern that enhances the diamond's brilliance and fire. The chevron pattern breaks up the light entering the diamond, creating a more dynamic pattern of light and dark areas, which can add to the diamond's overall sparkle and scintillation. Compared to other diamond cuts with the same carat weight, princess cut diamonds tend to look bigger due to their concentration of weight towards the bottom of the stone. As a result, the top part of the diamond appears bigger, providing an illusion of a larger stone in the same size. This makes princess cut solitaire engagement rings an ideal choice for those who desire a bigger diamond look without breaking the bank.

If you're looking for an engagement ring that perfectly blends modern style and timeless elegance, look no further than a princess cut solitaire engagement ring. It's certainly a choice you won't regret later and a piece of jewelry that will be cherished for generations to come. So if you want to dive deeper into the intricacies of the princess cut diamond, don't stop reading just yet. We are set to expand your knowledge further about this exquisite diamond shape.


History of Princess Cut Diamonds

In the 1960s, a diamond cutter named Arpad Nagy began experimenting with the French cut diamonds and created a new design that featured a modified brilliant cut with a more prominent crown and pavilion. This new design had a square shape with pointed corners and was popularly known as the "Barion cut". The Barion cut served as the foundation for the princess cut in later years.

In the early 1980s, diamond cutters Betzalel Ambar and Israel Itzkowitz created the princess cut diamond, making it a relatively new addition to the diamond cut family. While they were looking for a way to maximize the value of a diamond by creating a unique cut, their primary aim was to create a shape that would minimize the wastage of rough diamonds during the cutting process. This led to the creation of the modern princess cut, evolving from the older versions of "French cut" and "Profile cut". The princess cut became quite popular in the early 20th century and was often used for square or rectangular shaped diamonds. It was created by further modifying the Barion cut to maximize the diamond's brilliance and fire.

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With its exquisite beauty and stunning sparkle, the princess cut quickly became one of the most preferred diamond cuts in history. In recent years, princess cut solitaire engagement rings also emerged as a beloved choice for couples seeking a refined and contemporary appearance. The classic solitaire setting perfectly showcases the diamond's beauty, while the square shape of the princess cut offers a modern take on the traditional round cut.

Details of Princess Cut Diamonds

Princess cut diamonds are square or rectangular in shape with pointed corners and are typically composed of 58 facets. They are classified as a "modified brilliant cut”, which means they are designed to maximize the diamond's fire and brilliance.

When selecting a princess cut diamond, it is important to consider the 4 C’s: cut, color, clarity, and carat. The cut is especially important as it determines the diamond's ability to reflect light and produce sparkle. The color of a princess cut diamond can range from colorless to slightly tinted, and clarity pertains to the existence or absence of imperfections or flaws, known as inclusions or blemishes, within a diamond.

Princess cut diamonds look stunning in a solitaire setting. Since they are square in shape, they give a more modern or contemporary look to an engagement ring while providing the illusion of a larger stone without compromising on the stone's weight. The bottom-heavy design allows the top part of the diamond to appear more prominent, adding to its stunning sparkle. Hence, the choice of princess cut solitaire engagement rings and fine jewelry is a popular choice for those who want a sleek look.

Shape of the Princess Cut Diamonds

Also known for its versatility, the princess cut is a brilliant cut that can be used for both solitaire and multi-stone diamond settings. The princess cut is a favored selection for engagement rings, earrings, and pendants. It typically has 58 or 76 facets, depending on whether it has a four-sided or eight-sided pavilion.

The princess cut is known for its brilliance, which refers to the amount of light that is reflected back to the viewer. Its combination of beveled corners and sharp uncut edges help to maximize the diamond's fire and sparkle. Additionally, its shape makes it a popular choice for those who prefer a more contemporary or geometric look in their jewelry.

Popularity of Princess Cut Solitaire Engagement Rings

The princess cut solitaire engagement rings have garnered the attention of many, and it's not hard to see why. These stunning pieces of jewelry offer a perfect blend of contemporary grace and enduring attractiveness. For those seeking a ring that endures the trials of time, it remains a favored option.

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However, what really sets these rings apart is their simplicity. The solitaire setting places the focus squarely on the diamond, allowing its brilliance and beauty to shine through without any distractions. The enduring and traditional design guarantees that the ring will remain stylish for generations. In totality, the princess cut solitaire engagement rings are a true symbol of love and commitment. Their popularity is a testament to their exquisite beauty and the ability to elevate any look.

Discover the ultimate symbol of love and commitment with our exquisite collection of princess cut engagement rings hand picked from a wide range of unique designs. These stunning pieces are the perfect embodiment of finesse and exceptional artistry.

Evermore Princess Cut Solitaire Engagement Ring

The Evermore princess cut solitaire engagement ring exudes an ethereal and sublime radiance, accentuated by the secure and elevated positioning of its diamond solitaire within four expertly crafted, round-tipped prongs. Additionally, the collet in which the solitaire rests provides a protective barrier that safeguards the underlying pavilion and base of the center diamond from harm. The twisted shank of the ring contributes to its immense allure as it leads the gaze upwards towards the center stone, thereby creating an elegant and refined silhouette that epitomizes sophistication and class.

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Intertwine Bliss Princess Cut Solitaire Engagement Ring

The Intertwine Bliss diamond ring illuminates with a divine and ethereal luminosity, emanating from the securely held diamond solitaire that sits atop four meticulously crafted round-tipped prongs. The twisted shank of the ring adds an additional layer of sublime beauty, gently spiraling its way towards the central stone, further enhancing the elegant silhouette of this stunning piece. The intricate design of the ring seamlessly blends classic charm with modern sophistication, making it an exquisite embodiment of refined taste and understated luxury.

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Stella Criss Cross Princess Cut Solitaire Engagement Ring

The Stella princess cut solitaire engagement ring is a true masterpiece of design. It is fashioned to radiate a stunning and dazzling sparkle that is sure to capture the attention of all who behold it. The solitaire diamond is securely nestled within four double prongs carefully fashioned to highlight and amplify the stone's innate brilliance, while also providing optimal protection against damage. The handcrafted precious metal shank is a testament to contemporary style featuring an intricate criss-cross pattern that adds an alluring twist to the ring's aesthetic. The combination of timeless charm and contemporary grace is truly exquisite, the Stella diamond ring is an unparalleled symbol of sophistication and fine allure.

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Cathedral Split Shank Princess Cut Solitaire Engagement Ring

The Cathedral Diamond Ring is a magnificent masterpiece of jewelry design. It boasts a solitaire diamond mounted on a regal cathedral style setting, which includes the finesse of designs that showcase graceful arches of precious metal that rise from the shank, creating an elevated appearance. Not only do they provide robust support to the solitaire with four prongs, but also add a touch of grandeur to the overall beauty of the ring. The bridge of the setting beautifully crosses over the shank, imbuing the design with a captivating look that is sure to mesmerize. Adding to its irresistible charm, the split shank creates an extra layer of appeal that culminates in a visual delight that perfectly stands out. The Cathedral Diamond Ring is an exceptional embodiment of elegance and grace. Undoubtedly, it makes for a treasured and cherished gift.

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Janes Chevron Princess Cut Solitaire Engagement Ring

The Janes Chevron princess cut solitaire engagement ring is a stunning contemporary solitaire ring that masterfully blends modern and classic artistry. The claw prongs holding the center diamond are flawlessly executed, adding an artistic flair to the overall design. The center diamond is elegantly nestled beneath the band, creating a unique and captivating silhouette that is both stylish and timeless. The unique form of the ring has enamored many millennials, making it one of the most popular choices among this generation. The Janes Chevron diamond ring is a true testament to exquisite craftsmanship and bold design. This ring seamlessly blends traditional aesthetics with modern innovation and it is guaranteed to be valued for generations to come.

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