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Princess cut diamond is a rectangular- or squarish-shaped stone with four-pointed ends that create a flipped pyramid image from the side. It ranks second most popular diamond cut, right after round and before cushion one.
Pros of Princess Cut Engagement Rings
- Flexibility. The princess cut is highly versatile; you can find stones in shorter or elongated form with daring light flashes or darkened glimmer. Variations are endless.
- A budgeted version in comparison with a round diamond. Agreeable prices for princess cut engagement rings are caused by: 60% lesser diamond wastage and lower demand. However, they are a bit pricier than step-cuts like radiant, Asscher or cushion.
- Modified brilliance. Most princess cut diamonds have 57-58 facets, similar to the number of facets in round diamonds. Thus, they also possess blinding sparkle and spectacular fire, e.g. light bounces around and forges rainbow spectrum.
- Disguised inclusions. Diamonds are usually cut under tremendous pressure and heat, sometimes leading to visible blemishes. The princess cut sheen helps mask those inclusions, making the main stone in your engagement ring flawless.
- Gigantic stone. Princess cut diamonds appear larger than many cuts, including round ones. If your partner values the size, this is a top-notch option.
- Edgy iconic look. Run-of-the-mill shapes are not for everyone. Princess cut is a fashionable choice for modern diamond rings.
Cons of Princess Cut Engagement Rings
- Extra care is required. The sharp corners design of the princess cut ring makes it easier for a diamond to fall out or chip. Four points are the most vulnerable part of the stone. Therefore, they need a setting, protecting the edges.
- Only the best quality and impeccable light reflection. If a princess cut is made poorly, the perceived size of the diamond in your engagement ring will decrease.
- Colour display. Ideally, you want your diamond to be colourless to the naked eye. Unfortunately, fancy shapes tend to show a yellow or brown hue to the corners.
Start with Material
When it comes down to engagement rings, the first metal people think of is yellow gold. But there are so many intriguing alternatives now: platinum, white and rose gold. Each of these deserves your attention. Before an actual purchase, weigh in the details, like: is this metal dangerous to allergics, how does it influence the diamond's colour and clarity, does it reflect your partner's strong suits. Let's sort it out together:
White gold is the most cost-effective. However, it brings the diamond to the forefront; thus, you might have to splurge on the clarity and colour. This metal represents friendship and elegance, tells your beloved: "In you, I found my soul-mate". A white gold princess cut engagement ring is a neat pick for professionals because it matches formal wear. Plus, you get to avoid the yellowish tint described by many as ''too much''. Caution: white gold invokes allergies and is the most prone to corrosion.
Make a bold move with beautiful rose gold, the metal of love. It suits both men and women and doesn't induce allergic reactions. This metal is fancied by young couples who want to escape trite customs. It gets another point for rising in popularity even among conservatives, which is not surprising since rose gold surpasses its white counterpart in durability. Although rose gold doesn't need replating, it may darken over time. If you want to return the previous glow, it's nothing our jeweller can't fix. In addition, rose gold princess cut engagement rings can hide colour and clarity. Opt for it if, deep down, you are a softy or want to dazzle your better half with a grand romantic gesture.
Pick out platinum if you wish to have it all – corrosion resistance, brilliant white gleam, nice feel on the skin and symbolic meaning. Being the heaviest and the most durable, it signifies the one-in-a-milliard sincere love. In addition, platinum is hypoallergenic, so you don't have to worry about your spouse's health. Of course, one may argue, the price is unreasonable, but you are buying it once, and exceptional quality doesn't come cheap.
If you favour the old ways, we must admit yellow gold is a pretty amazing metal for a princess cut engagement ring. Same as rose gold, it masks slight imperfections in colour and clarity. Go for it if your partner is a socialite or a people person. Caution: yellow gold princess diamond engagement rings are not for nickel intolerant people or those with super-sensitive skin.
Choose Best Design
The setting forms the overall impression of the ring; it can place a diamond in a favourable light, underline good characteristics and make bad ones invisible. You can visit our page to learn more about the most sought-after settings and their benefits: https://www.gsdiamonds.com.au/how-to-choose-your-style.
A classic setting for a princess cut engagement ring is undoubtedly solitaire. It consists of a single raised diamond captured by prongs. The key idea behind this design is to showcase the central stone in all its beauty. The princess cut is up for this task because it appears large and catches the eye. In a sense, solitaire and princess diamond are perfect for each other.
A halo setting is a fair runner-up in the competition for princess cut engagement rings. Halo features the central stone hugged by accent stones. The intention is to maximise the size and sparkle and to mask flaws. With a princess-shaped diamond, it creates a powerful, assertive look. It is the best choice for those who like massive jewellery.
Princess cut works out great in a three stones engagement ring. The setting features two smaller diamonds and one central one, representing the past, present and future. Choose three stones setting for a contemporary and romantic feel.
Side stones princess cut engagement rings are an alternative to three stones. They feature a pave of tiny glittering diamonds with the big one in the middle. Compared to the three stones setting, it is more delicate and unique. Side stones settings are risky for a princess cut since the small stones in the ring can quickly fall out, and the diamond is easy to scratch.
Princess-cut diamonds can also work well in ornate vintage-inspired settings. Defy both modern and antique tendencies. The intricate, sophisticated design speaks for thinking outside of a box. It is a first-class variant for artistic souls and adventure seekers.
Ring Size Measuring
Ring size is something you want to be 100 per cent sure of. A comfortable ring is halfway to success. To measure the fingers correctly, you can come with your partner to our shop in Sydney, Australia or follow the online tips: https://www.gsdiamonds.com.au/ring-size.
P.S. If you took the measurements wrong, don't stress out. As long as you return your princess cut engagement ring within 30 days, we will eliminate the problem with one complimentary resizing. However, the offer doesn't extend to a 3-sizes-incorrect ring since it will need complete remodelling. So follow the golden rule: measure twice, cut once.
Bespoke Princess CutEngagement Ring in Sydney G.S. Diamonds
Lots of people add personalised touches for ultimate sentimentality. At G.S. Diamonds, we decided to give you the reins over the future princess cut engagement ring. You can create a custom-made band to your preferences on our website. To achieve this goal, follow our guide:
- Find the "engagement rings" section at the top of the screen and press on it. So, you can start by picking up a setting or a diamond. We advise you to begin with a setting and discover what's left of your budget for the central diamond.
- If you press the "start with a setting" button, we will present you with countless products. You can limit the assortment by indicating preferred metal, shape, size, style and price. Once you see something to your taste, click on the "view" button. If you are pleased with the search, transfer to the "choose diamond" page.
- You'll find the major filters for princess cut diamonds (carat, cut, colour and price). Look through and repeat the procedure with the "view" button. Now you can complete your ring, examine it once more, and add it to the cart. The cart icon is located at the top right corner of the screen. You'll see your princess engagement ring there and pay for it conveniently.
Recommendations for Princess Cut Engagement Ring Modelling
- While selecting a colour for the diamond, consider your budget. D-E-F (colourless) diamonds are the most expensive. If you are not willing to pay a higher price for these grades, go for a nearly colourless shade. For princess-cut diamonds set in white gold or platinum, we advise H+ grades. Colours lower than H will bring out brown tints. You can make compromises for princess-cut diamond rings in rose or yellow gold and choose a J colour.
- Clarity grades will define how transparent the imperfections of the diamond are. For a princess cut, we recommend SI1 or VS2 to get an eye-clean diamond.
- You can economise on carats since the shape already adds maximising effect.
If you are not in Sydney and the nearest cities you can go to another page where we present our princess cut engagement rings in Brisbane.
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