Princess cut diamond engagement rings use a square diamond to create optimal fire and brilliance. Princess shaped diamonds are a very bright and acute style, with their uncut corners. The brilliant style is achieved because of vertical directions in the crown and facets in the pavilion (instead of horizontal cuts). The popularity of the princess cut is surpassed only by the round brilliant cut. This diamond shape is one of the most wanted for engagement rings. Princess cut engagement rings are very often accented with other smaller stones that surround the centrepiece diamond.
Because of the higher yield than a round brilliant cut diamond that is maintained throughout the cutting process, princess cut diamonds are a cheaper option than round brilliant cuts. They therefore provide better bang for buck when it comes to purchasing your engagement ring. You are also more likely to get a better quality diamond since princess cuts can only be made from rough diamond crystals that are of higher quality to begin with.
Princess cut diamonds are very versatile, however tend to be used the most in princess cut solitaire engagement rings or princess cut three-stone engagement rings with a channel or prong setting (to ensure that the diamond’s square corners remain protected). You are also able to get princess cut halo engagement rings, princess cut bezel engagement rings, and princess cut split-shank engagement rings.
For those that are looking for a ring that provides depth and sparkle, but at a better price point than round brilliant cut diamonds, a princess cut diamond engagement ring is an excellent option.