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

Princess Cut Diamond Ring - Vanessa Nicole Jewels
Princess Cut Diamond Ring - Vanessa Nicole Jewels
Princess Cut Diamond Ring - Vanessa Nicole Jewels

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.

With its linear nature and clean lines, it gives your ring design a more modern, contemporary look.  Its popularity is apparent, but the reason why it is popular is perhaps not quite so.

Princess Cut Diamond Ring - Vanessa Nicole Jewels

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The popularity of the princess cut derives from a combination of the cut’s price and shape.

The princess cuts most obvious advantage over the round brilliant is price. Compared to the round brilliant cut, it is typically more economical, making it a lot easier for people looking for an engagement ring to find something gorgeous without having to break the bank.

In some settings, the princess cut may present some aesthetic advantages over the round brilliant cut, facing up larger.

Princess Halo Ring - Vanessa Nicole Jewels

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It was highly popular in the '80s and '90s, but its popularity levels were still fairly high in the 2000's and 2010's. The economy has certainly contributed to some extent, as with employment and wage levels at lower levels in these periods, some  looked to cut costs in any way that they could without sacrificing the sparkle factor.

One thing to consider is fragility – Because of the corners, the princess cut is at greater risk of being damaged than the round brilliant cut.  As with all diamond rings, it's highly recommended to have insurance on your ring no matter what the diamond shape is.

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

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