By Dirk Rendel
Princess cut engagement rings will never be out of style.
Princess cut engagement rings have the sparkle, luster, fire and brilliance of a round cut diamond, but are more in the shape of a square. The princess cut retains its sparkle, much like that of a round cut diamond, leading it to be just as dazzling as a round cut diamond could ever be. You do not lose its fire like you would with say an emerald cut diamond or an asscher cut diamond. Princess cut engagement rings are said to have an abundance of light, fire and sparkle. This is because of the cut itself, a square-cut diamond with 90 degree angles to every corner.
A princess cut engagement ring does looks spectacular as a solitaire ring, although they can be paired with other diamonds to form an amazing piece of art. Jewelry is an art form, and your jeweler is the artist. It is under the jewelers hands that turns the metal and gemstone into wearable art. Since art is something that moves the spirit and stirs the heart, it is only fitting to say a princess cut diamond ring is indeed art, a very timeless work of art.
One thing that makes a princess cut engagement ring timeless, is one never needs an excuse to buy or to wear one. They always look good adorned upon ones finger. Think about it, have you ever seen a good diamond ring on someones hand and thought to yourself it was wrong? Sure that same person could wear flip-flops and socks, and that would look wrong, but the diamond ring on their hand would not. There is never a bad time for a diamond ring. Princess cut engagement rings forever shine in the light, regardless of circumstances.
Princess cut engagement rings have always had an appeal unlike any other square-cut diamond ring. They have sheer elegance, yet they are not overly flashy either. It does not matter if your out for a night with the girls or at work, a princess cut diamond ring will always look great and look like it belongs. It will look like its part of you, as if the two separate entity’s blend into one, not over powering, but complimenting the beauty you already posses. My one lady friend says of diamonds “To me diamonds are like make up, they accent ones natural beauty and grace.”
In fact, this is that cut that goes in close accordance with the molecular structure of a diamond. The element of fire is often associated with this cut.
The diamond is cut in such a way that makes full use of the structure of the diamond to help the light entering the diamond to see maximum reflections and refractions. This gives the diamond a great luster and shine, even with the least amount of light entering it.
The diamond is cut to represent an octagon. Hence it becomes an eight sided polygon, which represents two pyramids that are joined at the base. This corresponds very closely with the molecular structure of a diamond, which is the main reason for this diamond to have the amount shine it shows.
Now when you are looking to buy princess cut diamond rings, you must bear in mind a few important points. The first thing to consider is obviously how good the quality of the diamond used in the ring is. You must ensure both the price and the looks of the diamond.
For this, simply consider the 4 Cs of a diamond. The characteristics of carat, color, clarity and cut are the main factors that influence the price and the looks of any diamond that you come across. The carat is related directly to the size and weight of the diamond. The higher the carat value, the more expensive is the diamond going to be.
The next in the line is the color. The clearer (or the more pure) the diamond is, the more expensive princess cut diamond rings are going to be. Therefore a colorless diamond is most likely going to be more expensive than a colored diamond. The cut and the clarity of the diamond are associated with the amount of shine and sparkle that you can expect from the diamond.
Choose the band of the ring that you are going to be looking at purchasing. The band can be silver, gold, platinum, white gold, and even two tones (made with more than one metal). Sometimes you can opt for bands made of carbon fiber and titanium as well.
Even jewelers consider the princess cut prized above all else. When a jeweler cuts a diamond from the rough, they can often obtain two princess cuts diamonds from same stone. When a jeweler cuts a round cut diamond, they tend to lose about 60 % of the diamond when cutting say a round brilliant out of the rough. The same jeweler can cut a princess cut engagement ring and yield upwards of the 80% to 90% range, only losing 10% to 20% of the gem in the cutting. This is a primary reason why princess cut engagement rings cost less than a round diamond cut ring. To learn more about the timeless princess cut diamond ring just read on.