What is a princess cut engagement ring?
A princess cut refers to the shape of a diamond stone on an engagement ring. The type of cut is characterised by its squared geometric design, which features straight edges, sharp corners and a pyramid shape.
This style of stone can be set onto just about every engagement ring band, including yellow, white, and rose gold designs. It can also work wonderfully in a number of setting types, with solitaire, halo, and three stone styles just some of the most popular.
Due to the geometric design, princess cut diamond rings look incredibly modern and contemporary. But thanks to their simplicity and long standing reign in engagement ring collections, they also portray an essence that is classic and timeless, making for the ideal choice for a ring.
What makes princess cut rings unique?
Princess cut diamond rings are unique in every way. Unlike most other square shaped stones, princess cut stones possess a level of brilliance that is reminiscent of traditional round designs. Therefore, of all angular stone styles, princess cut diamonds are by far the most sparkly.
While dazzle is one reason why you might buy a princess cut ring, their unique contemporary design is another. The angular edges of the princess cut are similar to vintage styles, particularly from the Art Deco period. However, their sharpness also adds a fiery aspect to their vintage demeanor, combining to create a design that is equally as stylish and timeless.
With the face-up side of a princess cut stone set in an engagement ring generally possessing a larger surface area, the style is also perfect for making a statement. Essentially, a one carat princess cut stone will look bigger than a stone of the same weight but in a different shape. Therefore, if size matters to you or your partner, we highly recommend considering a princess cut diamond engagement ring for your proposal.
How to choose a princess cut ring for your proposal
When considering a princess cut diamond stone for your engagement ring, there are a few things to keep in mind. Firstly, you’ll be happy to know that the diamond shape suits all sizes of hands, so that’s one thing to tick off your list.
Next, you have a choice of metal band types. For example, our collection comprises beautiful princess cut diamond ring designs with 18ct yellow, white, and rose gold bands. In order to choose the right ring, it’s important to know your partner’s preferred style. If they tend to opt for timeless or vintage yellow gold jewellery on a day to day basis, then an engagement ring band of the same metal type is the best option. Alternatively, if their style is more modern and chic, then a bright white gold ring is ideal.
You can also choose between various diamond settings. For instance, we have princess cut rings available with solitaire settings, such as the Charlotte twist diamond engagement ring, whereby the prongs located on the corners of the angular stone protect it against snagging and chips.
Or, in halo settings, like the Isabella engagement ring. The diamond halo detail helps to enhance the size of the central princess cut stone, creating a design with even more dazzle for a guaranteed statement. This ring also features diamond shoulders which adds to the overall sparkle.
Three stone princess cut diamond rings are also a popular choice. Our Nicola trilogy ring features three princess cut diamonds on a sophisticated 18ct white gold band. The design is simple, yet incredibly effective, with the brilliance of each diamond pairing perfectly with the bright, reflective surface of the band.
You can browse our full collection of princess cut diamond rings online today, or get in touch with our team for more advice on finding your or your partner’s dream engagement ring.