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Guide to Princess Cut Engagement Rings
diamond engagement ring is part of a much larger decision that goes
far beyond jewelry, tradition, or money. The round solitaire diamond
is a beautiful classic engagement ring style and chosen by many
people. All diamonds have facets, which allow the light to enter it
and refract a rainbow of colors, making it brilliant. A better cut
will have a great effect on the beauty of the diamond. The princess
cut is one of the most recent innovations in diamond jewelry,
diamond engagement rings. Princess cut engagement rings are
non-traditional but are also classy and stylish.
Princess cut explained:
Cut is what
gives a diamond its sparkle. The most traditional cut of diamond for
an engagement ring is the princess cut diamond. This petite cut is
cute and works nicely in a solitaire, but oval, marquise, and square
or rectangular emerald cuts now are common as well.
The cut is
distinguished by its square shape, a result of mixing both the
classic step and brilliant cuts to design the stone. Step cuts form
ridges along the edges of the diamond while leaving a flat top, while
brilliant cuts incorporate more facets to increase the diamond's
sparkle and fire. The combination of these two Diamond Cuts gives a
princess diamond approximately fifty facets - less than a classic
round cut, but more than a rectangular emerald cut.
sharp corners of a diamond are vulnerable to chips, princess cut
diamonds are frequently set with the prongs at the corners. The
stones can be aligned parallel to the ring's band or angled to
present a "diamond" shape, which is slightly more unusual.
A subtle variation of the princess cut diamond is the radiant cut,
which is still square but incorporates rounded corners that are less
prone to damage and can be mounted in different patterns.
engagement rings can also be set using channels- the diamonds are set
into the band and not supported by prongs, because the stones are
square, several of them can be aligned together without any gaps
between the stones, creating a shimmering line of "diamond
fire". This is especially popular for wedding bands in bridal
sets as well as men's wedding bands. Princess cut diamond engagement
rings are customizable and can be paired with various diamonds and
precious stones to produce a unique style.
cut engagement rings expensive?
The mixed cut
design of princess-cut
diamonds allows the stone to hide more imperfections- including
minor flaws in Diamond and Inclusions and slight coloring. Because
the additional facets add brilliance and increase the diamond's
inherent sparkle, flaws are less noticeable and it is possible to
have a gorgeous ring for a less expensive price because the stone
isn't as perfect as it would need to be for a round or other shape.
Additionally, setting the diamonds in channels helps hide minor
imperfections and reduce the ring's cost.
cut engagement rings vary in cost and are also one of the least
expensive diamond shapes to create. The square stone actually
preserves more of the diamond's natural crystal structure, requiring
less time to cut and polish. This will lower the final price of the
diamond because it does not take as much preparation to produce as
more elaborate shapes.
engagement ring price varies according to many factors, not just the
cut and size of the center stone. Because many princess cut
engagement rings are set with additional side stones, the total carat
weight of all those stones is added to formulate a final price. While
a princess cut may at first seem a more economical option, adding
numerous accent stones can drastically increase the price.