The Princess Cut is one of the most popular diamond shapes and looks like a square version of the brilliant round cut. The design itself is similar to an inverted pyramid and when placed into the ring’s setting the diamond’s square appearance features clean, straight sides that helps create greater light dispersal, making it really shine.
The cut itself doesn’t actually refer to the shape of the diamond, but rather the proportions, symmetry and ultimately how it looks from above. These factors all play a key part in the diamond’s brilliance and light dispersal, with rankings ranging from poor to excellent. However, at Steven Stone we only offer the top three grades: good, very good and excellent.
In terms of origins, the princess cut is only a few decades old as the diamond style that we know and love today originated in 1979. The princess cut has a striking similarity to the round brilliant diamond and with 49 facets, the style can often be less expensive than others, without compromising on the magnificent sparkle.
An example of a princess cut diamond ring
The main reason that a princess cut may be cheaper than a round brilliant, is due to the fact that less of the rough diamond is wasted during the cutting process. A round diamond may only use as little as 40 to 50 percent of a rough stone, while the pyramid shape of the princess cut ensures that there is a lot less waste.
If you have your heart set on a beautiful princess cut diamond, then the next step is finding the perfect ring to adorn it. This style is versatile and whether you’re looking for the elegant classic solitaire ring or you want to add extra sparkle with a three-stone ring, the princess cut will be the perfect complement to any style.
Combining a modern and fresh look with the shine of a brilliant diamond help this cut live up to its name. Whether they’re set in an engagement ring, necklace or earrings, the stone never fails to make any piece look truly regal.
While the classic round brilliant cut is typically the most popular diamond type, we find that the princess cut is a very close second. However, just because these are popular doesn’t mean it is right for you. There are plenty of other diamond cuts including emerald, cushion and heart, so finding the perfect stone to sit atop your ring depends on your and your loved ones personal preference.
Whilst things will undoubtedly be different this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy life’s
most luxurious pleasures. The enchantment still flows at Steven Stone.
The Stone way has always been to provide our clients with the utmost in bespoke service, which
is why we are offering 1-on-1 virtual consultations over the lockdown period.
Whether you’d like to talk about the diamond you have had your heart set or you want to discuss
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It could be something as simple as booking a repair in. Or detailing how the process works when
creating precious memories. Our experts are here to help whatever the occasion.
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The safety of our customers has always been our number one priority.
When we were allowed to open our doors and welcome clients back, we went above and beyond when
putting COVID safety measures in place.
And now we are giving you the chance to experience the Stone lore from home. We want to ensure
that every client gets the full Steven Stone experience, which is why our virtual consultations
are as close to a showroom experience as possible. Uncompromising, unrivalled service.
We know you may be wondering about the level of service a video consultation can deliver. It’s
only natural. But we’re here to assure you that our jewellers are trained to give the most
authentic experience to all of our clients. They are there to put you at ease and to make you
feel comfortable talking about any aspect of your jewellery desires - no matter the setting.
They will be at our showroom, able to take you round wherever you want to go. Once you begin
your video consultation, you will forget that you’re in your own home having immersed yourself
in the magic of diamonds. Our consultations are a special process and absolutely no expense has
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Whether you want to treat yourself to the diamond you’ve always wanted or you’re after something
sentimental for your partner, our relaxed video consultations can match you to the perfect
It may be a completely handmade, bespoke commission or it may be a ready-to-wear ring. Whatever
it is, our consultations will ensure it is perfect down to the very last detail.
Or it may be as simple as a repair. You might just want to breathe new life into an old
heirloom. We can help you with that too. We pride ourselves on being authentic jewellers, not
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