Princess cut diamonds

 

Princess Cut Diamonds

The Princess cut diamond is a beautiful way to facet a completely square shaped diamond.  With its very geometric design, and pointed corners, it has been one of the most popular diamond cuts for many years.

Currently, no laboratory will tell you what an ideal cut is for the Princess Cut diamond, but there are a few parameters that you may follow to steer you in the right direction towards what will appeal the most to your eye.  The first thing that we look at is the length to width ratio, how long is the diamond, compared to how wide the diamond is. Most people prefer the look of a square princess cut. Here are a few parameters to keep in mind when viewing a princess cut diamond;

princes cut_ratios

The chart that we have devised below may help to give you a general guideline for evaluating the cut of an Princess cut diamond, although nothing works better than visually inspecting a diamond yourself to see what dimensions are most attractive to your eye, after all, it is your visual appeal that you will want to enjoy for many years after purchasing your Princess Cut diamond. For a fine square princess cut diamond, you will want to find a diamond with a ratio between 1:00 – 1:05, and for a rectangular shape you will want to have a ratio greater than 1:10.

Princess Cut

Excellent

Very Good Good

Depth

64% – 69%

69% – 75%

76% – 79%

Table

62% – 68%

69% – 77%

78% – 79%

Length/Width

Ratios

Square

1.00 – 1.03 1.03 – 1.05

1.05 – 1.06