There are so many options when it comes to the cut of your diamond, it is almost impossible to discuss them all. However, a princess cut diamond has long been one of our favourites, so we would be remiss if we didn't let you know a little more about it.
Brilliant diamonds are cut with numerous facets (or sides) and are designed to show off a beautiful shine. There are many shapes to consider when thinking of a brilliant-cut diamond, including, of course, the princess.
The round brilliant cut is the most common, forming the round diamond we all know and love. A Princess cut is a more complex version of this, offering something unique. In fact, every option other than the round diamond is considered more complex.
Traditionally, princess cut diamonds come in a square shape designed to show off the brilliance of the stone. Considered the 'most brilliant' of all diamonds, the princess cut is an evermore popular design.
The Modern Princess Cut
The modern princess cut was first produced in approximately 1960, and has skyrocketed in popularity since then. It is designed from the inverted pyramid shape usually found naturally in diamonds, and is most often set on a square base.
A princess-cut diamond typically has between 50 and 58 facets, which gives it its brilliance. And that’s not the only expected when it comes to princess cut diamonds. Considered a modern, elegant choice, the modern princess cut offers a unique option for those who want something a little special.
Every diamond comes in every possible clarity you might want, from flawless (FL) to included (I). Most princess diamonds come in towards the high end of the clarity scale, so you will be offered a stone with no noticeable marks or abnormalities.
The clarity of a diamond affects its price and rarity, so it's certainly something you need to be sure of before buying. For most, an ‘eye clean’ or higher clarity diamond is perfect, because you won’t be able to see any abnormalities with the naked eye.
At Diamond Boutique, we have made it our mission to offer our customers as many options as possible. If you are looking for a princess cut to show off, we will have it! Simply take a look through our website and find your perfect ring today.