Princess Cut Diamonds

The princess cut diamond is currently one of the most popular of the fancy shape diamonds. An alteration of the round brilliant cut it should be square to within a ratio of 1:1.05, there are several slight alterations possible with this design but is usually created with 76 facets. The design structure of the princess or modified brilliant cut must be well crafted to create a diamond with high scintillation. A poor quality princess cut diamond can show very little light refraction and be quite lifeless but a perfect cut diamond will be as bright as a round brilliant diamond.