When you’re looking for the perfect diamond engagement ring for your loved one, chances are you'll end up choosing between a solitaire brilliant cut or a princess cut diamond. The princess cut is the second most popular diamond shape in the world of engagement rings, and it’s actually the square version of the brilliant cut. It’s truly eye-catching.

Nobody really knows the origin of this cutting method. The princess cut would have its origin in the Golden Sixties. But the diamond cutters Ygal Perlman, Betzalel Ambar and Israel Itzkowitz created the princess cut as we know it today in 1979. The growing popularity of this relatively new diamond shape is mainly due to the high yield. When a diamond cutter cuts a diamond into the brilliant shape, they lose approximately 50% of the rough diamond. When they cut the same rough diamond into a princess cut, it retains approximately 80-90% of the original diamond.

Pure beauty! It's no wonder the princess cut engagement ring is currently one of the most popular diamond rings. Because of the square shape, the princess cut is also easy to combine with other diamond shapes. For an even more luxurious look, you can complement the solitaire princess cut with side diamonds on the ring band. You can also combine several smaller princess cut diamonds and create the illusion of a single large diamond. If you’re interested in a beautiful princess cut diamond engagement ring, please get in touch for advice or browse our large collection online.

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