Diamond Cut

ROUND DIAMOND CUT VS PRINCESS DIAMOND CUT:

Round Diamond Cut

Round diamonds attract everyone.They are classic and timeless.

Advantages:

  • Round diamonds tend to have fewer flaws, more clarity, and are more forgiving, as its multi-faceted cut and brilliant sparkle can easily hide minor flaws.
  • There are lots to choose from in terms of sizes from small to big.
  • Readily available research and information on the best cut dimensions, clarity and color options for rounds.
  • Diamond cutters have identified the exact proportions that optimize the sparkle of a round diamond.
  • The clean cuts of a round diamond leave no sharp edges to be chipped, broken or snagged on fabric.
  • Round diamonds are versatile in terms of style–popularly seen in solitaire or in two or three stone rings.

Look for:

  • 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

Disadvantage:

Round diamonds tend to be more expensive as compared to fancy-cut shapes like princess and emerald, simply due to the fact that they’re in much higher demand.

Princess Diamond Cut

The princess diamond cut is the second most popular. It is modern and contemporary.Princess stones are typically cut into a square shape.

Advantages:

  • 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 from square and rectangular shape for personalisation

Look for:

  • 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

Disadvantage:

  • 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.
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