What makes the princess cut diamonds one of the most lust worthy diamond cuts?
What exactly is the princess cut
The second most popular cut and relatively new cut for diamonds, the Princess cut shapes the diamond as a square or rectangle when seen from above. The sides are similar to inverted pyramids in structure with four levelled edges. It is sometimes refers to as the square modified
brilliant , and owes its origins to the early French cut featuring continuous chevron-shaped facets responsible for total internal reflection and hence a high degree of brilliance. The princess cut is generally cheaper than the round brilliant cuts, because it brilliant , and owes its origins to the early French cut featuring continuous chevron-shaped facets responsible for total internal reflection and hence a high degree of brilliance. The princess cut is generally cheaper than the round brilliant cuts, because it retains almost of the rough diamond.
Today, these diamonds are incorporated as carat diamonds with the princess cut in solitaires, earrings, rings and many more kinds of jewelry.
Why do princess cut diamonds radiate so much light
Diamonds glisten because of the principle of total internal reflection. According to this scientific term, the amount of light that enters a diamond by refraction is not completely reflected back outside. Most of it is conserved inside the diamond structure, because it keeps getting reflected internally from one surface to the other, thereby creating an effect of a shimmering structure.
The princess cut shines especially because of its depth of its cut. Since less amount of the diamond is cut off, the princess cut emanates a violent shimmer that appears rich and elegant to the eye. The cut also creates a better shape of the diamond that is able to get rid of its brownish tint and structural flaws, thereby looking more white than others.
The princess cut: a brief history
The princess cut is a relatively modern variety as compared to its other variants. It was originally used in juxtaposition with the profile cut, by Arpad Nagy, a London based diamond cutter. The footsteps of Nagy were followed by Israeli cutters Ygal Perlman, and Israel Itzkowitz in .
Today, Accredited Gem Appraisers, the American Gem Society Lab and the European Gem Laboratories based in the US, are the only places which can rate the princess cut.