We love diamonds here at Mullen Bros. Jewelers—all shapes, styles, and sizes of them! So we've been taking some time in our blog to share more information about the different diamond styles and shapes. This week we want to highlight the princess cut diamond—they're a very popular choice for diamond engagement rings...
Princess cut diamond engagement rings are the most popular fancy diamond (a diamond shape other than round) and second in overall popularity to the classic round solitaire diamond engagement ring.
A princess cut diamond is a square-shaped diamond with sharp corners. And if you look at it from the side it looks more like an inverted pyramid.
They are beautiful diamonds with lots of sparkle! Princess cut diamonds will generally produce the most fire (colored light) among all the shapes, so they’re great for individuals that like the clean square lines and enjoy extra flashes of color.
Princess cut diamonds have an average of 76 facets (18 more than a round cut diamond), so there are more angles to disperse light and create the extra color which means lots and lots of sparkle!
Interestingly, princess cut diamonds also use up to 70-80% of the rough stone compared to about 40-50% of a rough stone for round diamond shapes. The more the cutter can use, the less expensive the diamond will be for you! Something to consider when shopping for diamond engagement rings.
The name, princess cut, was originally used with another diamond cut known as the "Profile" cut, designed by diamond cutter Arpad Nagy in 1961 in London. In Israel in 1979, the same name was later used and made popular by Ygal Perlman, Betzalel Ambar, and Israel Itzkowitz, who created the princess cut as it is known today.
Here are a few of our favorite princess cut diamond engagement rings...
We're honored that Mullen Bros. Jewelers ranks #1 in overall customer ratings among all jewelry stores in Southeastern Massachusetts and we will continue to take care of our neighbors and friends, one jewel at a time.
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