Custom Princess Diamond Ring at Shira Diamonds in Dallas
History of the Princess Cut Diamonds:
The princess cut diamond is basically a new cut as its creation surfaced in the 1960’s only to rise in popularity much later. The Barion cut diamond, created by Basil Watermeyer of South Africa and named after his wife Marion, was the seed for what is today known as princess cut diamond. It featured 81 facets and had 4-fold mirror-image symmetry. Apard Nagy in the year 1971 patented his variation of the square cut diamond then known as the ‘Profile Cut’. Said to have been designed in 1961, it featured 58 facets and had a flatter appearance than the Princess cut diamond of today. This cut increased in popularity during the 1970’s after its widespread distribution in Israel by Israel Itzkowitz, Ygal Perlman and Betzalel Ambar.
The ‘Quadrillion’ next entered the scene. Similar to the ‘Profile Cut’ but with 49 facets, the Quadrillion as it was named was initially distributed by Ambar Diamonds in Los Angeles and was trademarked in 1980. With the advancement in technology, many new versions of the princess cut diamonds have been introduced with the recent one being introduced by Robert Forster and Vinubhai G. Dhanani in 2013. They developeda princess cut design that was fashioned with 129 facets.
Features of Princess Cut Diamonds:
Identified as the square version of and a more unique substitute to the brilliant round cut, the princess cut diamond comprises of facets that can range anywhere from 53 to 144 facets depending on the shape and the cut of the pavilion. However, the most popular princess cut diamonds feature 58 or 76 facets. A traditional princess cut is a square cut though there are many princess cut diamonds that are a bit on the rectangular side. Because it is a patented cut, it is sometimes referred to a Square Modified Brilliant and if the ratio is higher than 1.05. It is referred to as the Rectangular Modified Brilliant. In a total of either 57 or 76 facets, the princess cut diamond comprises a range of exclusive chevron- shaped pavilion facets that are combined with table facets cut as found in a round diamond. The number of chevron present impacts the overall appearance of the princess cut diamond.It is the distinctive pyramid shape and the extra facets that are responsible for the superior light dispersion. This also camouflage the many small inclusions that may be present in the diamond. Of all the square cuts, the brilliant-cut princess share the fire and brilliance almost similar to a round diamond cut. A princess cut diamond that has the same width as the diameter of a round brilliant diamond will carry more weight as the former has four corners. The more inclined a princess cut diamond is towards the rectangular shape, the lower the price.
The Meaning of a DIAMOND RING DALLAS
A diamond ring is a ring indicating that the person wearing it is engaged to be married, especially in Western cultures. In Western countries, engagement rings are worn mostly by women, and rings can feature diamonds or other gemstones. In some other cultures men and women wear matching rings. In some cultures, engagement rings are also used as wedding rings.
A ring is presented as an engagement gift by a partner to their prospective spouse while they propose marriage or directly after a marriage proposal is accepted. It represents a formal agreement to future marriage.
In Western countries, it is customarily worn on the left hand ring finger, though customs vary across the world. Before agreeing to marry, a couple may choose to buy and wear pre-engagement rings, also called promise rings. After marrying, the couple may wear both
engagement rings and wedding rings, or if they prefer, only the wedding rings. Some brides have their engagement and wedding rings permanently soldered together after marriage.
At Shira Diamonds Dallas
Create memories, evoke emotions, and be inspired by the fine jewelry collection at Shira Diamonds in Dallas, Texas. Our curated collection is hand-selected and cut at our diamond facility in Israel to feature responsibly sourced diamonds, gemstones, and precious metals in designs by sought-after and emerging designers. Our GIA Certified Gemologists will give you the confidence to choose the perfect engagement ring or wedding band, or partner with our master jeweler to design the most exquisite custom piece. Browse our collections of bracelets, necklaces, earrings, engagement rings, diamond rings for men and women online, or visit our Wholesale Jewelry Store in Dallas, Texas.