Today, the princess cut is one of the most popular cuts for engagement rings. It’s angular shape and multitude of facets make it the perfect choice for any piece of fine jewelry. If you’re getting ready to pop the question or if you’re looking to make a fine jewelry purchase, you’ve probably seen the array of gemstone shapes available. Read this blog to get to know the princess cut and why it’s in such high demand.
How The Princess Cut Has Changed Over Time
When the name “princess cut” was introduced in the 1960’s, it was connected with another type of cut designed by Arpad Nagy called the “profile” cut. The profile cut was fashioned with 58 facets and appeared much flatter than the modern princess cut.
Throughout the 1970’s, there were several variations on square cuts including the barion cut and the quadrillion cut, both of which are precursors to today’s princess cut.
The Princess is The Most Brilliant Square Cut
Our Forever One moissanite princess cut boasts 58 chevron shaped facets that show off the gemstones fire and brilliance. The higher number of facets help disperse more light through the stone, making it the most brilliant of the square cuts. Additionally, the facets and light assist in masking the appearance of inclusions within the gemstone.
Forever One Princess Moissanite Side Stone with Scrollwork Ring, starting at $999
The Princess Cut is a Great Value
When looking at a princess cut, from the top it appears square, while the side view reveals a pyramid shape. Because of the way a princess is cut, jewelers can use up to 80% of the rough stone. This is great news for anyone who loves this shape because the more rough gemstone a cutter can use, the lower the price point. The Princess Cut is a great value for anyone wanting a high-quality look with modern lines and maximum brilliance.
Is the Princess the Cut You’ve Been Looking For?
It’s unique ability to hide “imperfections,” maximize brilliance and its consumer-friendly price tag are just a few of many reasons why the princess cut is second most popular engagement ring gemstone today. If you aren’t in the market for an engagement ring, don’t worry! It’s a can’t-go-wrong choice for any piece of fine jewelry.
Forever One Princess Moissanite Four Prong Solitaire Stud Earrings, starting at $939
Forever One Princess Moissanite Solitaire Necklace, starting at $619
For more information about moissanite’s properties and available shapes, refer to our Moissanite FAQ Section or our Full Guide to Moissanite Cuts and Shapes.