What are Princess Cut Diamonds?
The second most popular diamond shape is the princess cut. It is considered a fancy shape. The princess cut can be square or rectangular, it is a matter of personal preference. Combining the brilliance of a round diamond with a modern shape, the princess cut can be worn on its own or in a setting with other stones. Depending on the setting, the princess cut can look vintage or contemporary. Perfectly square princess cuts can be placed on an angle for a unique look.
A princess cut will typically have 58 facets to provide optimal beauty. Its cut can hide inclusions, but the color will be more noticeable due to the size of the table. Select a colorless diamond for the best appearance.
A setting with the prongs at the four corners is advisable, it protects the diamond from chips and clothing from snags.