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Princess cut

Like the brilliant, the princess cut is a very classical choice. It is a popular alternative to the round brilliant cut. Both have a high acceptance for solitary rings. Most women choose between those two cuts.

Characteristics of the princess cut

The facets on the bottom form a star with four rays, the facets coming from the corners spread fan-like into the middle of the stone, creating the shape of a cross. The number of facets can vary greatly, ranging from the popular 58 facets to stones with up to 146 facets.

As raw diamonds have a natural octahedron form – two pyramids joined at the base – the princess cut wastes much less material than the brilliant cut (20% compared to 50%). The sophisticated design of the facets makes impurities less visible.

Princess cut diamonds should have enclosed edges and corners, as they are easily damaged.

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