Although the Princess cut is often placed in engagement rings, it looks great in all jewelry because of its versatility. The Princess is beautiful in diamond rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces.
The history of the Princess Cut
The Princess cut as we know it today, can be traced back to 1971. In that year, the diamond cutter Basil Watermeyer patented a new diamond cut with the name “the Barion”. This looked already a bit like the Princess, but the many symmetrical lines of the Barion made it very difficult to cut this shape correctly. In 1979, the “Quadrillion” was introduced. This cut looked a lot like the Barion with one big difference. While the Barion had over 80 facets, the Quadrillion only had 49. The Barion and the Quadrillion were important steps in the foundation of the Princess cut. However, the basics of the famous square cut date back to 1961. The diamond polisher Arpad Nagy from London created a new cut he called the “Profile cut”. Years later, this name changed into the Princess cut. Cutters like Watermeyer have made the Princess cut popular with their tweaks.
The modern Princess
What makes the modern Princess such a beautiful and popular diamonds? You can thank this to years of research that were dedicated to exploring the customer’s wishes. There was investigated which diamond shapes consumers missed and many hours were spent in perfecting the grinding corners. This led to the modern Princess cut. The 59 facets are positioned in almost the exact same way like on a brilliant cut. Therefore the Princess has almost the same glimmering as the famous round diamond cut.