Tips To Choose Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

By Jason Johns

When getting ready to make a marriage proposal most men choose a traditional diamond engagement ring with a round stone since this shape offers the guarantee of fire and brilliance. They do not realize that it is possible to buy a more unique diamond engagement ring that offers just as much shine and sparkle than one with a round cut. If you want to ask your girlfriend for her hand in marriage and you would like something unique that still has plenty or fire, you should choose princess cut diamond engagement rings.

Designed For Sparkle

The first princess diamond was cut in the early'60s. The princess diamond generally has seventy-six facets and it was designed to get as much fire and brilliance from a square cut stone as possible. The extra faceting and clean lines that are typical of a princess cut diamond ensure that it will sparkle just as much as a round stone, if not more so.The princess cut diamond engagement ring is therefore a highly desired and popular pick. However, the princess cut diamond engagement ring is less traditional and more expensive than rings that have a conventional round jewel.

How To Choose One

If you wish to purchase a princess cut diamond engagement ring you can buy one either online or at retailers that specialize in the sale of fine jewelry. When making such a large purchase the color, cut and carat weight of the stone are chief issues. The clarity of a princess cut diamond is less noticeable than those of other diamond shapes because the extra faceting obscure any inclusions.

When shopping for a princess cut diamond engagement rings online or at your local mall, you should also pay close attention to the setting. The corners of a princess cut diamond are not rounded, and this makes them more fragile and easier to chip. Therefore the metal setting should always cover and protect the corners of a princess cut diamond. You should also make sure the setting and band of the ring are made out of the precious metal your girlfriend likes best and wears most often.

Princess cut diamond engagement rings can have stones that vary in shape in terms of how square or rectangular they are. This is worth thinking about when you are choosing a ring, since you should look for a diamond that will suit the size and shape of your future fianc's hand.

When you are searching for the right princess cut diamond engagement ring you also need to think about whether or not you wish to buy a solitaire or a product that has accent stones such as small rubies, sapphires or emeralds. This obviously depends on your partner's taste and your budget. Flashy women who like brilliant jewelry would probably choose a princess cut diamond engagement ring with accent stones, while more simple people are most likely going to favor the solitaire. - 30448

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