The next most searched diamond after the Round Brilliant is the Princess Cut Diamond. The Princess Diamond is a very beautiful square diamond with sharp edges that delivers what is believed to be the next best sparkle after the Round. No wonder why it has become one of the most sought after diamonds in recent years.
Princess Cut Diamond Essentials
The Princess diamond is one of the Fancy cuts. The fancy cut is a term to describe any other shape or cut that is not Round. Fancy cuts are valued below the ever-so-popular Round Brilliant. But some do stand out from the others and make a deep impression in the viewer’s heart. Princess cut is sitting on the highest throne of the fancy cuts at the moment, getting more fame as the public taste shifts to it.
The Princess diamond itself is square in its original nature, though sometimes the length goes slightly longer, giving it a more rectangular shape. This diamond is a cross between the brilliant cut – like what you see in Round diamond giving the nice sparkle – and the step cut – like what you see in Emerald cut. The facets of the Princess cut are designed small, just like in Round, and this gives the Princess two advantages.
- It creates such an attractive returned light with amazing brightness and sparkle.
- The small facets conceal the imperfections that the stone has, if any.
Therefore, buyers shouldn’t be too worried about getting a higher grade of Clarity for Princess cut like they should with Emerald cut. SI1 or VS2 are good enough Clarity grades for Princess cut. In regards to Color grade, the Princess diamond, just like the Round, is very good at covering its own natural color, thanks to the sparkle it produces. H and I Color grade diamonds are sufficient for Princess cut to keep its beauty.
The Princess makes a truly beautiful engagement ring. However, due to the sharp corners of the Cut, you must make sure that the four edges are protected by cornered prongs. If this is ticked off and you stick to the grades we suggest, you’re ready to take this gorgeous diamond home.