History of the Princess Cut Diamonds
The princess cut diamond is basically a new cut as its creation surfaced in the 1960s 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 developed a 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 as 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 camouflages the many small inclusions that may be present in the diamond. Of all the square cuts, the brilliant-cut princess shares 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.
Princess Diamonds in Dallas
Princess cut diamond is a perfect combination of non-traditional shape, amazing fire, and brilliance that is almost at par with the fire and brilliance of a round brilliant cut and a diamond of much affordable value.
We sell a variety of certified and non-certified loose diamonds. Each diamond in our inventory is conflict free and personally hand-picked and examined by our diamond expert. Complete information is available on every single diamond we sell.
With our wholesale diamonds in store, we have access to a very large inventory around the world. We have a wide selection of stones, so our customers can actually see, understand, and compare before they chose the right diamond for them, all very competitively priced.