Princess cut diamonds are one of the more exquisite styles of diamond cuts. In fact, it’s one of the most popular diamond cutting styles on the market today – and for good reason. This cut incorporates a number of techniques which allow for a high level of brilliance with a unique faceting style that makes it distinctive from the more traditional round brilliant cuts. Instead, the Princess cut is typically square or rectangular. Let’s take a closer look now at the history of the Princess cut, its variants, and some important considerations to keep in mind when choosing Princess cut diamonds for your jewelry.
The History of Princess Cut Diamonds
Although the Princess cut partially derives its existence from the older, more venerable “French” cut, it did not come into being until the 1960’s. It has definitely kept pace with its competitor, the round brilliant cut, and it is continuing to grow in popularity among our clients here at Knox Jewelers. While the Princess cut may lack the long history of other types of cuts, it more than makes up for that with elegance, precision, and brilliance. No wonder it’s the second-most popular type of diamond cut on the market! Customers who have chosen this cut for their engagement ring agree that the Princess cut is one of the most elegant shapes out there today.
A Variety of Stunning Princess Cut Styles
As you might imagine, not all Princess cut diamonds are created equal. For instance, some Princess cut diamonds may have greater depth, polish, or symmetry than others. To make the process of choosing the right diamond for your Princess cut engagement ring as easy as possible, our expert jewelers here at Knox Jewelers will ensure that your ring has only the finest diamond which balances color, clarity, and depth. After all, there is no industry-wide or standardized consensus on the specific grading of cut on Princess stones, so you’ll want expert guidance in choosing the right one. We have the experience necessary for helping you to make the right choice.
Our Handcrafted Princess Cut Engagement Rings
Each and every design at Knox Jewelers is created by hand and from the ground up – none of our jewelry comes out of a factory. Our artisans and craftspeople are some of the most well-regarded experts in the industry, and we have had the privilege of designing many engagement rings for our valued clients. Be sure to have a look at some of the custom engagement rings we have designed in the past – if you’re interested in incorporating a similar design into your own Princess cut engagement ring, then we would be absolutely thrilled to create a ring that is tailored to your specific desires and ideas.
Some Important Considerations to Keep in Mind
The most important consideration to keep in mind if you’re thinking about investing in a Princess cut diamond for your jewelry is this: Although Princess cut diamonds are very beautiful, their corners tend to be less durable than you might expect due to the way the cut is made. Although we have set many Princess cut diamonds into our handmade, custom-tailored designs for our satisfied customers, we generally recommend that those customers who are looking for crisp and straight edges on their center diamond, to instead opt for a Radiant cut with a square ratio. We usually recommend this option whenever possible due to the improved stability and robustness of the resulting cut. Aside from this important consideration, the Princess cut is an excellent choice for practically any unique engagement ring!
Design Your Own Unique Engagement Ring at Knox Jewelers
Designing a unique engagement ring with our expert staff is an experience of a lifetime. We will work together with you from start to finish to create a Princess cut engagement ring that encompasses the visual and emotional motifs you want to see incorporated into it. There exists perhaps no experience more fulfilling or significant than being able to design a piece of jewelry which symbolizes the love you share with that special someone. We encourage you to get in touch with our friendly staff today and we’ll get started on the process of designing a truly significant engagement ring just for you.