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Does your special someone refer to you as their princess? Or do you just assume the role voluntarily? Either way, the princess cut diamond might be the perfect fit for you and your royal outlook on life. The Diamond Shop in St. Louis offers numerous princess cut diamond rings to symbolize your forever love. Contact us or visit our Clayton, MO store today!


What is the Princess Cut Diamond?

The princess cut is the second most popular cut shape for diamonds, right after round brilliant, and for good reason. Its simple, timeless elegance makes the princess cut a fan favorite! A princess cut engagement ring is characterized by the following:

  • Square or rectangular face-up shape
  • Inverted pyramid profile (side-on shape)
  • Four beveled sides and 90-degree corners

The Princess Cut Engagement Ring vs Brilliant Cut

The princess cut was created in the 1960s, making it a relatively new diamond style. In recent years, it’s become more popular as a distinct alternative to the round brilliant cut, whose features include:

  • Rounded face-up shape (crown)
  • Cone-shaped bottom (pavilion)

A princess cut diamond boasting the same width as a round brilliant cut will weigh more, due to its four corners. The corners of a round brilliant diamond are cut and smoothed to create the unique shape, which explains why the princess sometimes receives the “square modified brilliant” name.

Although the princess cut displays the same high degree of brilliance, its distinct faceting style remains entirely different from that of a round brilliant.

Princess Cut Diamond Cost

The square-shaped princess cut diamond costs slightly less than a round brilliant of the same carat weight. Princess cuts retain about 80% of the original rough diamond, while the round brilliant holds only about 50%. Therefore, the opportunity to garner higher crystal weight makes the princess shape popular amongst diamond cutters.

Browse Our Princess Cut Rings Today

For over 100 years, The Diamond Shop has served customers across the St. Louis area with their jewelry needs. We take pride in our excellent customer service and quality pieces. With a wide selection of princess cut diamonds available, we’re confident that your engagement ring, earrings, or necklace will be exactly what you want. Book an appointment or visit us today in Clayton!


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