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All About Princess Cut Engagement Rings
[Posted on Dec 21 2012]
The “Princess cut” is one of the most popular of all of the possible diamond cuts. Sometimes called a “square brilliant,” this cut has been a favorite for engagement rings for decades.
The Princess cut is believed to have originated in about 1979 with Basil Watermeyer. Betzalel Ambar and Isreal Itzkowitz are given credit for the development of the cut as well in 1980. Basil Watermeyer first patented the Barion cut which was also called the Profile cut. Both styles had a square shape but not as many facets as the current Princess cut which features 58 facets.
In terms of popularity, Princess cut engagement rings are second only to the Round diamond. Both of these cuts are among the most selected and favored diamond shapes used for engagement rings. In the relatively short amount of time since the Princess cut made its debut around 1979, it has truly made its mark on engagement ring styles and preferences.
The Princess cut shape begins as a square, and then it has angular ridges cut into its surface called “facets.” The faceted surface causes light to sparkle and dance all around the surface of the diamond. There are traditionally 58 facets in the Princess cut. These facets are what give Princess cut engagement rings that unforgettable eye-catching sparkle.
The 4 Cs
When it comes to pricing and quality, there is more to a diamond than just its cut. The 4 Cs refer to Cut, Color, Clarity and Carats, and all of these factors together are what can set a diamond apart from its peers. The beauty of a diamond isn’t just a subjective assessment; the quality rating of a diamond is connected with an inspection process that will determine its rating in terms of the 4 C’s.
This is considered the most important of the 4 Cs. It is an indicator of the proportion of the diamond, and it determines how much light will be able to pass through the stone. The more light that can enter; the more attractive it will appear.
The most commonly-discussed aspect of a diamond, “carat” refers to the weight and size of a diamond. The most common engagement ring sizes are from 0.5 to 1.5 carats. The number of carats impacts the diamond price.
Diamond color is graded from letters D to Z. The closer to white, the better. The whitest diamond is graded a D, and if it has a high degree of yellow in it, it can get a grade of Z. Diamonds in colors such red or blue are referred to as fancy colored diamonds. They are rare and considered very valuable. A yellow hue indicates a diamonds lack of value, unless it is a canary diamond, which is a very beautiful tone of yellow.
Clarity measures how many imperfections a diamond has. These are sometimes called blemishes or inclusions.” Generally, a good-quality diamond will need magnification to detect any imperfections.
A princess cut engagement ring will sweep her off her feet; just make sure you receive the diamond you are looking for in terms of the other 3 C’s as well.