All About the Princess Cut Diamonds

All About the Princess Cut

The distinctive squared shape of the princess cut diamond, also known as the "square modified brilliant" diamond, offers a modern and geometric style to engagement ring settings. When viewed from above, the cut has a square or rectangular shape, and from the side, it is similar to that of a dazzling inverted pyramid with four beveled sides that can contain up to 76 small facets. Because of the amount of faceting in this cut, any visible flaws or inclusions in the diamond are dramatically reduced. It is no surprise that this cut is the second most popular shape for diamonds and is perfect for the fashion-forward and feminine bride.

History of the Princess Cut Diamond

The princess cut diamond is an evolution of the French Cut, which developed from the table cut and first appeared in the 14th century. It is thought that the earliest cutters who created square diamonds did so because they wanted to optimize the rough diamond crystals. These stones came in an octahedron shape, requiring less cutting and increasing the carat weight. Historians believe the term “princess cut” began in the 1960s, however, the diamond shape that we know and love today was created by Betazel Ambar and Israel Itzkowitz in 1980, subsequently becoming a favorite amongst brides.

Why Choose a Princess Cut Ring?

Reigning supreme as one of the most iconic diamond cuts, the clean lines, crisp angles, and avant-garde glamour of the princess cut diamond are unparalleled. Brides are particularly drawn to this shape for its feminine yet architectural edge created by its sharp corners and multifaceted sparkle. Whether set in a solitaire or three stone setting, these stones dazzle and bring modern allure to any engagement ring style. Ideal for the bride who wants to stand out, a princess cut ring is worn and adored by celebrities like Kate Bosworth, Cameron Diaz, and Hillary Duff. If you are looking for a trendsetting diamond cut with maximum brilliance and radiance, the princess cut is the one for you.

Find Your Princess Cut Ring at BENARI JEWELERS

Family-owned and operated for more than 50 years, BENARI JEWELERS is here to guide you in the direction of the diamond center stone of your dreams. Our unparalleled selection of loose diamonds will pair perfectly with our expansive collections of designer engagement rings, the largest in the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley area. Located in Exton and Newton Square, Pennsylvania, we are here to help you in any way we can and answer any questions you may have. For any of your bridal jewelry needs, call us at 866-363-0808 to speak with a specialist today or schedule an appointment for a diamond consultation.

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