The Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

The Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring makes a chic and elegant statement. Bridal publications praise the cut for its modern and sparkly appearance, making it perfect for today’s fun-loving and stylish bride.

The Princess Cut diamond is a rather new cut option. Stories of its origin vary, but it was likely developed in London in the 1960s. It only made its appearance in the United States around 1980. The diamond has 90 degree corner cuts and is prominently square. A perfect square cut is of the highest value, while more rectangular Princess styles exist but are worth less. For the best Princess Cut Diamond, seek an option that has a side length ratio in the 1.0 to 1.5 range. This ensures a true square shape, while larger ratios venture into the rectangular cut terrain.

Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

One Carat Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Engagement rings featuring a Princess Cut diamond will always have prongs covering the corners in order to protect the diamond from chipping. However, there are still a wide variety of settings and styles due to the cut’s praised versatility. Modern and simple settings work just as well for a Princess Cut Diamond as vintage looking or traditional settings. In addition, the cutting process for this style calls for little waste, with approximately 60 percent of the rough diamond preserved during its shaping.

Celebrities sporting a Princess Cut Engagement Ring on their fingers include Hilary Duff and Katrina Bowden of 30 Rock.

Our writers have credits from education and/or experience in merchandising, gemology, gold valuation, metallurgy and other industry related fields.

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