Princess Cut Engagement Rings
The princess cut is a well known cut, notably famous used to shape chosen stones into square figures. It is a modification to the brilliant cut with 76 facets. Technically described as: “square modified brilliant cut”. Origins of princess cut returns to Aprad Nage from London who developed the “profile cut” in 1961 and to Basil Watermeyer from Johannesburg, a diamond cutter who developed the “barion cut”. In present these terms are no longer used, it has expired in the last ten years. Stone cuts in similar styles are widely known as princess cuts. Ideal princess cut is of ratio 1:1 which means perfectly square, usually with 76 facets. There are often other versions with at least 45 facets. Princess cut can fit in lots of ring sittings, styles, and designs. Just make sure the ring sitting you are going to choose is secure enough to hold your precious stone. The weakest point in the princess cut is its pointed corners they are too chip. That is why there some styles of the princess cut with cropped corners. Whatever the sitting, style and design of your engagement ring, and whatever stone type and size, the princess cut would crown your chosen ring with elegance and beauty.