About princess cuts.

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Princess cuts are a newer diamond cut. This cut gives you the best brilliance and fire. Basically, the princess cut is a square version of the round brilliant. The princess cut has been popular for about 30 years now, and there is no sign that this diamond cut will lose any popularity. Square stones are better for eternity rings, as they can be set in one continuous line with no gaps between them.

What to watch out for is that the setting for your princess cut diamond protects the four pointed corners as these are the points prone to chipping.

Although it is non-traditional, princess cut engagement rings are becoming very popular either as a solitaire or with accent stones.

About Princess Cut Stud Earrings

Of all the types of diamond earrings, princess cuts are by far the most popular. They are mainly known for their fire or brilliance. When looking for a pair of princess cut diamond stud earrings, you
will notice there are a few different styles, and colors, of diamonds to choose

Any woman would love princess cut diamond earrings. However, be sure to find out what color she or he would like. You can purchase princess cut diamond stud earrings, with colored diamonds, in almost any color you may want

When you are shopping for your princess cut diamond you may notice the larger diamonds are more expensive. So, the bigger the diamond, the bigger the price tag.

Since earrings are sold in pairs, the total carat weight will be the 2 earrings combined carat. They do not total carat weights for earrings by
individual earring.

Princess cut diamonds look good with anything. They are known to easily catch the eye. No matter what your clothing style is, princess cut diamonds will look very visually appealing. Also, you don't have to worry about the princess cut going out of style. The princess cut is here to stay.

Princess Cuts are Flawless!

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Princess Cut Flawless

Have you ever wondered what the term "flawless" means in the diamond industry? Well hopefully this post will shed a little light on just what you pay for a so called "flawless" stone.

Diamond Clarity

The term flawless refers to the diamonds clarity.

The diamond grader views the diamond for the first time through the table, studying the culet area of the stone for inclusions. The grader puts the diamond down on a table with some tweezers. In this position the diamond can be studied from the pavilion side, and the crown side, examining the diamond through each facet for inclusions. After a section of the diamond has been examined, the grader rotates the diamond in the tweezers, so the other sections may be examined.. The grader uses darkfield lighting to reveal blemishes, and alternates to reflected, overhead lighting to ascertain whether a characteristic lies within the stone, on the stones surface, or both. The grader may also use a stereo microscope to examine the diamonds.

All about Blood Diamonds

Taken from Wikipedia.Org

In some of the more politically unstable central African and west African countries, revolutionary groups have taken control of diamond mines, using proceeds from diamond sales to finance their operations. Diamonds sold through this process are known as conflict diamonds or blood diamonds. Major diamond trading corporations continue to fund and fuel these conflicts by doing business with armed groups. In response to public concerns that their diamond purchases were contributing to war and human rights abuses in central Africa and West Africa, the United Nations, the diamond industry and diamond-trading nations introduced the Kimberley Process in 2002, which is aimed at ensuring that conflict diamonds do not become intermixed with the diamonds not controlled by such rebel groups, by providing documentation and certification of diamond exports from producing countries to ensure that the proceeds of sale are not being used to fund criminal or revolutionary activities. Although the Kimberley Process has been moderately successful in limiting the number of conflict diamonds entering the market, conflict diamonds smuggled to market continue to persist to some degree (approx. 2–3% of diamonds traded today are possible conflict diamonds[33]). According to the 2006 book The Heartless Stone, two major flaws still hinder the effectiveness of the Kimberley Process: the relative ease of smuggling diamonds across African borders and giving phony histories, and the violent nature of diamond mining in nations that are not in a technical state of war and whose diamonds are therefore considered "clean."[34]

The Canadian Government has setup a body known as Canadian Diamond Code of Conduct[35] to help authenticate Canadian diamonds. This is a very stringent tracking system of diamonds and helps protect the 'conflict free' label of Canadian diamonds.

Currently, gem production totals nearly 30 million carats (6,000 kg) of cut and polished stones annually, and over 100 million carats (20,000 kg) of mined diamonds are sold for industrial use each year, as are about 100,000 kg of synthesized diamond.

Princess Cut Diamond Rings - Things to know before buying.

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princess cut rings - things to know

If you love the brilliance of the popular round cut but want something a little different, you will absolutely love the icy fire of the Princess Cut. The average square cut just don't live up to the round brilliant for fire, but the Princess Cut was designed for getting maximum sparkle from the square cut. Remember to ensure that the setting for your diamond protects the four pointed corners -- these are the most vulnerable points to damage (and why most rectangular or square diamond cuts have clipped corners).

Why choose a princess cut diamond?
The princess cut diamond provides more value per carat, just be sure to get a deep setting for your diamond! This will make your diamond appear larger. The princess cut is more forgiving of diamond cuts.

When buying a princess cut diamond, I have a few recommendations.

Diamond Color: G
Diamond Clarity: VS1
Diamond Depth Percentage: 57-78%
Diamond Table: 59-77%

On a tight budget? Here are our minimum recommendations for a princess cut diamond.

Cut: Good
Color: I
Clarity: SI2
Depth Percentage: 55-85%
Table: 54-86%

Can you buy more affordable princess cut diamonds by going under these minimums? Yes, sure. But we don't recommend it, because at some point, you must think of the beauty of the stone, not simply the cost.

Princess Cut Diamond Ring
While not the traditional selection, princess cut diamonds are very popular right now and make lovely engagement rings.

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Princess cut diamonds need four-pronged settings. Make sure to keep that in mind when making your selection.

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To give you some ideas of what's available for a princess cut diamond ring, here are a few photos of different quality princess cuts.

Princess Cut White Gold
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Princess cut diamond ring for males.
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Princess Cut Diamond Information

The modern princess cut diamond ring is result of 500 years of refinement of the art and science of diamond cutting. Princess cut diamonds take advantage of the natural structure of diamonds in order to create the maximum amount of sparkle and shine, known as "fire." Princess cut diamond rings have a great deal more of this fire than most traditional round cuts and it is most popularly used in engagement rings. American Diamonds are sold in market that cost a negligibly price in comparison to the real diamonds, but have a sparkle that cause many-an-eye to flutter. Thus, it is always better to purchase diamonds from a certified dealer.

When purchasing diamonds, it is important for you to know what size you are looking for. Princess Cut Diamonds vary in dimensions that are determined according to the length-to-width ratio. The best square ratios that one should opt for are the ones that are between 1 and 1.10. In the case of the rectangular shape ratios the best bet would be 1.11.

This cut has a crown and facets that run vertical in direction. Other fancy shaped diamonds primarily have facets that run horizontally. Various Diamond Associations have termed this diamond variation as the Square Modified Brilliant.

It is considered money’s worth as a diamond of this category of cut is affordable by a large number of people and yet it has the brilliance of the other top diamond cuts.

Princess Cut Rings Guide and Photos

The Princess Cut
The princess cut is the most popular cut or shape for diamonds since the invention of the brilliant cut over 60 years ago. The princess cut rings that are popular today are a great improvement over the step cut used for square and oddly shaped diamonds. It is basically a square version of the brilliant cut, and is known technically as a square modified brilliant cut.

History of the Princess Cut

The princess diamond cut was invented to obtain maximum brilliance from the diamond. It was invented about 30 years ago.

Advantages of the Princess Cut

The princess cut works best with deep stones. This allows the maximum weight retention, and lowers the final cost per carat.
Square stones are better for certain obtaining certain looks, such as eternity rings, as they can be set in one continuous line with no gaps between them.

More Sparkle
Princess cuts are naturally more brilliant and sparkly than other square diamonds. Any inclusions are less visible, and any slight yellowish or brownish color is less noticeable, helping to create better looking diamonds at more reasonable prices.

Limitations of The Princess Cut
Any sharp point on any diamond or other gemstone is a potentially vulnerable point, and the four corner angles of princess cut diamonds are no exception. For this reason, it is best if the jewelery mount is designed in such a manner as to protect the points. The greatest danger to most diamonds is when they are being set, as it is usually necessary to apply some force to the most delicate parts of the stone, for example the corners. This is of course true for any diamonds or other stones, but tends to be slightly worse for stones with points or corners.

Princess cut Advantages
The advantages of princess cut are not restricted purely to diamonds, it can be used on many other gemstones.
The princess cut will obviously work best with lighter colored transparent stones. Any stones which are opaque or dark will not benefit as much, if at all.

Future Developments of the Princess Cut
We believe that new variations of the princess cut will be developed with the corners cut in the manner of the emerald cut. This may be an advantage in helping the reduce the possibility of damage at the right-angled corners, and may well be an important development particularly for larger stones for use as solitaires. It would not really be an advantage in most eternity rings, as it would reintroduce a greater gap between the stones.

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Princess Cut Diamond Buyers Guide.

First, I would like to thank you for reading my princess cut diamond blog. I do this for my readers, to give them inspiration as they shop for the ring that will be in their life forever.

Of all the diamond cuts, the princess cut really shines. It is a square cut that is known to magnify the brilliance of the diamond engagement ring.

Believe me when I say, you should consider buying a princess cut for the special person you love! More information on the princess cut diamond can be found on my blog.

I also encourage you to post comments and questions!

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What kind of wedding band do you wear with a 3 stone, Princess Cut, engagement ring?

I have decided to begin a question of the day post for this blog. Here is today's first question of the day.

What kind of wedding band do you wear with a 3 stone, Princess Cut, engagement ring?

I suggest platinum with princess cuts. 7-8 inlaid princess cut diamonds on either side of the stone. For a male, consider a thicker band with 5 inlaid stones.

You can go for half eternity wedding ring with diamonds set in pave setting in a single row.