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Princess Cut Princess Cut

PRINCESS CUT PRINCESS CUT

Introduction

princess cut diamond

The princess cut diamond is captivating from the moment you lay your eyes on it with its unique sparkle. The contemporary diamond has earned its place in the diamond industry for its versatility and aesthetic architectural lines.

When selecting a diamond, it is important to consider the craftsmanship of not only the ring but the diamond itself. This can make a considerable difference in the light performance and quality of the diamond regardless of the 4 C’s gradings.

History

The princess cut diamond is a relatively new diamond cut with it’s inspiration drawn from the ‘Barion Cut’. In 1979, a group of three pioneers; Ygal Perlman, Betzlel Ambar and Israel Itzkowitz engineered the ‘Quadrillion Cut’. This square shaped diamond consisted of 49 facets that created a 4-arm star effect in the centre of the diamond. Israel Itzkowitz continued to develop and refine this cut until he reached the incredible creation of the princess cut diamond that we know today.

Features

The princess cut diamond is also known as ‘Square Modified Brilliant’. Shaped as an inverted pyramid, The front view features a structured square silhouette and beautiful clean corners.

The symmetry of the larger facets in this princess cut diamond is easily visible. The diamond also has a desirable balance of light and dark areas.
The balance of light and dark areas in this princess cut diamond is asymmetrical however beauty is ultimately subjective and in the eyes of the beholder. Photo by Robert Weldon/GIA.

Introduction

princess cut diamond

The princess cut diamond is captivating from the moment you lay your eyes on it with its unique sparkle. The contemporary diamond has earned its place in the diamond industry for its versatility and aesthetic architectural lines.

When selecting a diamond, it is important to consider the craftsmanship of not only the ring but the diamond itself. This can make a considerable difference in the light performance and quality of the diamond regardless of the 4 C’s gradings.

History

The princess cut diamond is a relatively new diamond cut with it’s inspiration drawn from the ‘Barion Cut’. In 1979, a group of three pioneers; Ygal Perlman, Betzlel Ambar and Israel Itzkowitz engineered the ‘Quadrillion Cut’. This square shaped diamond consisted of 49 facets that created a 4-arm star effect in the centre of the diamond. Israel Itzkowitz continued to develop and refine this cut until he reached the incredible creation of the princess cut diamond that we know today.

Features

The princess cut diamond is also known as ‘Square Modified Brilliant’. Shaped as an inverted pyramid, The front view features a structured square silhouette and beautiful clean corners.

The symmetry of the larger facets in this princess cut diamond is easily visible. The diamond also has a desirable balance of light and dark areas.
The balance of light and dark areas in this princess cut diamond is asymmetrical however beauty is ultimately subjective and in the eyes of the beholder. Photo by Robert Weldon/GIA.

The princess cut diamond permits a high return of light as it's open table and unique facet placement allows for exceptional light performance. When the symmetry of the princess cut diamond is excellent, the fire and brilliance produced is extraordinary!

Favoured among diamond cutters for its minimal rough wastage, the princess cut conserves up to 70% of the diamond’s rough. Other cuts such as the round brilliant cut diamond will retain approximately 50 %.

Are there different types of princess cut diamonds? Yes!

A princess cut diamond doesn’t come with a cut grade on it’s GIA certificate, so it’s important to know how the diamond has been cut. On the diamond grading report, you will see a diagram of the diamond which shows you the diamond's facet pattern. The two below diagrams demonstrate examples of the different facet patterns a princess cut diamond can have.

The pavilion refers to the lower half of the diamond. A princess cut diamond can be cut with two, three or four chevrons in the pavilion. Checking how many chevrons your princess cut diamond has will give you a very good indication of the diamond's light performance. Simply, the more facets the diamond has, the more surfaces light has to bounce off.

princess cut 1 princess cut 2

Conclusion

When selecting an engagement ring, it is important to consider the craftsmanship of not only the ring but the diamond itself. This can make a considerable difference in the light performance and quality of the diamond regardless of the 4 C’s gradings.

A princess cut diamond is perfect for those who cherish fine lines with irresistible brilliance and fire. The princess cut diamond is delicate with its straight edges and pointed corners. Our master jewellers are skilled in creating a ring that showcases the beauty of the diamond whilst maintaining its structural integrity.

Different views

At Janai, we will take the utmost care to provide you the knowledge to confidently select a diamond with premium craftsmanship, but also the promise of flawless aftercare service including lifetime complimentary cleaning and inspection.

Book your appointment today to begin Your Janai Journey.

The princess cut diamond permits a high return of light as it's open table and unique facet placement allows for exceptional light performance. When the symmetry of the princess cut diamond is excellent, the fire and brilliance produced is extraordinary!

Favoured among diamond cutters for its minimal rough wastage, the princess cut conserves up to 70% of the diamond’s rough. Other cuts such as the round brilliant cut diamond will retain approximately 50 %.

Are there different types of princess cut diamonds? Yes!

A princess cut diamond doesn’t come with a cut grade on it’s GIA certificate, so it’s important to know how the diamond has been cut. On the diamond grading report, you will see a diagram of the diamond which shows you the diamond's facet pattern. The two below diagrams demonstrate examples of the different facet patterns a princess cut diamond can have.

The pavilion refers to the lower half of the diamond. A princess cut diamond can be cut with two, three or four chevrons in the pavilion. Checking how many chevrons your princess cut diamond has will give you a very good indication of the diamond's light performance. Simply, the more facets the diamond has, the more surfaces light has to bounce off.

princess cut 1 princess cut 2

Conclusion

When selecting an engagement ring, it is important to consider the craftsmanship of not only the ring but the diamond itself. This can make a considerable difference in the light performance and quality of the diamond regardless of the 4 C’s gradings.

A princess cut diamond is perfect for those who cherish fine lines with irresistible brilliance and fire. The princess cut diamond is delicate with its straight edges and pointed corners. Our master jewellers are skilled in creating a ring that showcases the beauty of the diamond whilst maintaining its structural integrity.

Different views

At Janai, we will take the utmost care to provide you the knowledge to confidently select a diamond with premium craftsmanship, but also the promise of flawless aftercare service including lifetime complimentary cleaning and inspection.

Book your appointment today to begin Your Janai Journey.
Unique Features
Contemporary square cut, most brilliant of all square shapes.
FACETS
Usually 57 or 76
L/W RATIO
1.00-1.05 (square) > 1.05 (rectangular)
ORIGIN
1970’s, developed from barion & quadrillion cuts.
EXPERT TIP
Ideal for long fingers and eternity bands.
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