Princess Cut Engagement Rings
A Proposal in Elegance with Princess Cut Engagement Ring
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. This is what makes diamond a perfect engagement ring. A princess cut engagement ring features one of the most sought after diamond cut in the world, the princess cut. It is also called square modified brilliant because of its shape, sharp, uncropped corners, and bevelled sides. Every princess cut diamond has approximately 76 stunning facets. Its face-up shape is similar to that of an inverted pyramid. The clean lines in a princess cut show the astonishing symmetry, precision, and radiance diamonds always have.
History of the Princess Cut Engagement Ring
The princess cut was inspired by the Barion cut invented by Basil Watermeyer of Johannesburg. The Barion cut results in a square or rectangular diamond. It was believed to have been patented, thus, restricting its availability to be replicated.
The princess cut is a style of cutting slightly similar to Barion cut in terms of shape. It was created by Betzalel Ambar and Israel Itzkowitz in 1980, and was introduced in London by A. Nagy. The princess cut is also known as a more economical version of round cut yet it still enjoys the sparkle of brilliant cut as more rough part of the stone is preserved. The princess cut is also referred to as squarillion, quadrillion, and profile cut.
Celebrities Wearing Princess Cut Engagement Ring
A princess cut engagement ring is simple, elegant, and versatile. This is the reason why most men prefer to propose marriage with a princess cut. Any lady will surely say yes to the ring. A lot of celebrities have also chosen a princess cut engagement ring to celebrate their love.
Prince Charles presented a princess cut engagement ring with three baguettes in different sizes well lined up alongside the centre stone. Ashlee Simpson also wears a princess cut ring gifted to her by her husband Pete Wentz, a lyricist and vocalist for the American rock band Fall Out Boy. The pop rocker’s ring has a 5-carat centre stone which is completely surrounded by a metal band. The centre stone is accented with tiny diamonds travelling on each side of the band.
Meanwhile in 2004, television personality, Kevin Federline, proposed to Britney Spears with a princess cut engagement ring. The 5.5-carat diamond ring with an alignment of tiny stones which makes the surface of the band look like a solid surface of diamond is the perfect ring for the ‘Princess of Pop’.