The In’s and Out’s of the Princess Diamond
The Princess diamond cut is a square cut in which the top of the diamond is cut in the shape of a square and the tapering down similar to that of a pyramid. Today, the princess diamond cut is one of the most popular cuts for a wide variety of jewelry. The various jewellry items that you can see the diamond cut include pendants, necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings.
Betzalel Ambar, Israel Itzkowitz, and Ygal Perlman, created this exquisite princess diamond cut in 1979 in Israel. A few years later, the diamond cut was rebranded under Quadrillion and began being seen on the market through Ambar Diamonds out of Los Angeles, California. Many people began seeing the princess diamond during 1980 and since that time, it has grown in popularity throughout North America.
The Princess diamond cut is well known for its emphasize on the fire of the diamond instead of the luster that is most often contributed to diamonds. The unique style of the princess diamond characterized by not only its fire and brilliance but also the sharp, uncut corners that has a crown in a vertical direction and pavilion facets in a horizontal direction. The diamond has straight edges and a stunning rectangular shape.
The princess diamond cut is often smaller in diameter than the round cut diamond, however, it still ahs the same carat weight with the length being just a tad longer. Many refer to the princess diamond as a square modified brilliant since in many cases; it utilizes the round cut with the appearance of a square or rectangle.
The good news about the brilliant and beautiful princess diamond is that it is often less expensive no matter what style of jewellry you wish to purchase. The main reason is due to the fact that the jeweler does not have to shave off as much of the diamond as they do when creating the round cut. This allows the diamond to keep of the more of the crystal weight.
If you talk with a jeweler or diamond cutter about his favorite cut, he will more than likely exclaim that the princess diamond cut is the best due to the fact that you receive more of the rough diamond and of course have the same weight as you would with a round cut.
Most generally, you will find that all diamond cuts have a table that explains the best cut. For princess diamonds the table should be around 65%, with a crown height of 12%, and a depth of 70% give or take a few percentages.
The next time you in the market for a new diamond jewelry piece, check out all your possibilities with the brilliant princess diamond cut.