The most popular diamond cut is the Round brilliant cut, but right beneath it in the popularity list is the princess cut.

The name ‘princess cut’ dates back all the way to the 1960s, although what we now regard as the princess cut was created in 1980 by Betazel Ambar and Israel Itzkowitz. Its design – based around an early French cut – is square-shaped with a pyramid-like top. It’s honestly a great choice if you want to get yourself a feminine cut for your diamond ring. Its popularity is apparent, but the reason why it is popular is perhaps not quite so.

The popularity of the princess cut derives from a combination of the cut’s price and shape. The square shape with a point just has a strong appeal for some people. There are a lot of people who like the round brilliant diamond cut, a greater number than those who like princess cuts (usually anyway), but this cut is hardly any slouch. Plus, the round brilliant cut has quite the time advantage. After all, it WAS invented many decades before the princess cut. But just because something is older does not necessarily mean that it’s objectively superior.

The princess cuts most obvious advantage over the round brilliant is price. Compared to the round brilliant cut, it is noticeably cheaper, making it a lot easier for people looking for an engagement ring to find something without having to break the bank. In some settings, the princess cut may present some aesthetic advantages over the round brilliant cut. The princess cut is not going to be a better pick than the round brilliant cut in all situations, so it is important that you look into whatever you want to do with the setting to figure that out.

It was highly popular in the 80s and 90s, but its popularity levels were still fairly high in the 2000s and 2010s. The economy has certainly contributed to some extent, as with employment and wage levels at lower levels in these periods, some have looked to cut costs in any way that they can.

One thing to consider is fragility as well. Because of the more angular shape of the cut, the princess cut is at greater risk of being damaged than the round brilliant cut, so be very careful. Whether you feel the princess cut is your fit or not, make sure that you carefully pick out something that actually fits – both literally and figuratively.

These are a few examples of Princess Cut Diamond Size & Qualities.

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