Princess Cut Diamonds
The second most popular diamond shape is the princess cut. The admirable brilliance and unique cuts make the Princess-cut diamonds favourite for engagement rings. Princess cut diamonds have 90 degree corners and is one of the most efficiently produced types of diamonds, with nearly 60% of the original rough preserved during the cutting process. Princess cut diamonds are square or slightly rectangular in shape with pointed corners and an array of intricate facets that increase the diamonds inherent shimmer.
Princess cut diamonds can vary greatly in how square or rectangular they are. The dimension of the princess cut diamond can be understood by the length-to-width ratio, which will help in determining what the diamond will look like when viewing it from above. For a Princess diamond shape that is square, look for length-to-width ratios between 1 and 1.05, for a rectangular shape, look for length-to-width ratios greater than 1.10.