CUSHION DIAMOND CUT VS PRINCESS DIAMOND CUT:
Cushion Diamond Cut
- If you’re looking for a halo setting, the cushion cut works especially well and is extremely popular. G-H-I color is good
- Cushion cuts combine the energy of a round brilliant with the symmetry of a radiant cut.
- Option to choose from crushed ice diamond cut (shattered glass) or antique cushion cut (chunky)
- Cushion cut diamonds tend to be about 25% less expensive than their round cut
- Table width percentage between 55% - 65%
- Depth percentage between 61%-68%
- GIA or IGI grading report
- Thick girdle and bezel setting
Disadvantage:Slightly less sparkly than round cuts. Larger facets can show clarity inclusions so make sure to judge with your eye and examine the certificate’s diamond plot.
Princess Diamond Cut
- Value for money, because the square shape of a princess cut is so similar to the natural shape of the rough diamond, very little is wasted while cutting the stone.
- G-H-I color is good
- Princess diamonds ref ract less light than round diamonds.
- Princess diamonds are perfect for more complex ring designs such as channel, cushion princess settings, and elaborate vintage designs.
- Available to choose f rom square and rectangular shape for personalisation.
- Table width percentage between 54%-60%
- Depth percentage between 59%-63%
- Crown angle between 33%-35%
- Star length of 50%
- Girdle of 2.5%-4%
- Girdle thickness of thin to thick
- While setting the princess cut diamond the prongs of the ring setting will hide a good portion of the table of the diamond.
- The princess-cut tends to show slight color in its corners, so you will need to go for a higher color grade which will cost you slightly more money.