A princess cut is a type of diamond cut. Other types of cuts used for diamonds are oval, marquise, radiant, emerald, round, heart, pear, cushion, and Asscher.
Princess cut diamonds are typically cheaper than round cut diamonds because less material is wasted when a rough diamond is cut. Therefore, making them more affordable than round cuts.
The main differences between a radiant cut and a princess cut are their shape and edges. Although they may look the same when set in a ring, princess cuts can be described as squarer in shape whereas radiant cuts are more rectangular with a longer diagonal measurement. Princess cuts also have sharper corners, whereas the corners of a radiant cut are beveled.
Yes! When crafted well, a princess-cut diamond will effectively reflect light to produce a beautiful sparkle. They typically have around 58 facets and their wide table allows in a good amount of light to increase brilliance.
Generally, a 1-carat princess cut diamond will look larger than a 1-carat round cut diamond. This is because of the proportions of the wider table alongside the narrower pavilion. This gives it the appearance of being larger.
A princess-cut diamond has considerably sharp corners, which may be more prone to chipping, especially if the diamond is of lower quality and has inclusions, as this weakens the diamond’s integrity.