Go Bold with a Square (aka Princess) Cut Engagement Ring
If you’ve seen a diamond ring with a square diamond, it was probably a princess cut engagement ring. Other square cuts for diamonds are radiant cut, cushion cut and emerald cut. Each of these has a squarish shape from the top and inverted pyramid shape from the side. The princess cut, designed in the 1960’s, is the second most popular cut for diamond engagement rings, after the round brilliant cut. A square diamond has a ratio as close to square as possible, and princess engagement rings usually have at least 58 facets.
Square cut diamonds showcase the diamond’s color around the edges, accentuating the fire of the gem. Princess engagement rings are stylish and dramatic. Square cut engagement rings are popular because of their modern look. They are brilliant like the traditional round cut, while being less expensive and more forgiving—square diamonds retain up to 80 percent of the rough diamond, while a round cut only retains 50 percent. A large variety of princess diamond engagement ring styles is available.
How to Select A Square Cut Engagement Ring
Like each individual has their own personality, engagement rings are also a representation of personal style. Square diamonds adds a modern and refined element to the engagement ring; however, flair can be added with metal colors, various ring settings and designs. In this way even the square diamond engagement ring can be personalized. Be sure to look for a setting that is made to perfectly complement the square cut. Speak with one of our expert gemologists for recommendations. Below are some of our most popular square cut diamond engagement rings:
Top square cut engagement rings
You already know that square cut engagement rings can come with different diamond shapes at the center, ranging from Asscher cut stones to the more traditional princess cuts. But the style of these settings can also vary widely, which means you don’t have any problem finding the perfect fit for your bride to be. See 10 of our favorites below:
Trellis Princess Solitaire Engagement Ring
This ring is designed for a princess cut diamond—square diamonds are notoriously difficult to set because of their delicate corners. This ring securely protects the corners of the ring from damage. This ring offers a spin on the simplicity of a solitaire ring with the crossed prongs holding the diamond. Perfect for someone with a simple aesthetic, this ring is a fresh take on a traditional look.
Square diamond engagement rings have amazing dazzle factor and are the second most popular choice for engagement rings. They flatter any hand type and are a timeless and beautiful choice.