Princess cut diamonds are the second most popular diamond shape. Primarily set for engagement rings, this stone shape is absolutely stunning. While they’re rarely in short supply, it’s important to search through a reputable jeweler when you’re looking to purchase a loose princess cut diamond or a princess cut stone that is already set in a gorgeous piece of jewelry

At Roman Malakov, we are passionate about sharing our love of jewelry with our clientele and helping you find exactly what you’re looking for to add to your jewelry collection. We’ve created this princess cut diamond guide just for you, and we look forward to meeting you soon and helping you select the perfect jewelry.

GIA Certified 1.39 Carat Princess Cut Diamond Pave Engagement Ring

What Is a Princess Cut Diamond?

If you’re asking yourself, “What is a princess cut diamond?” we’ve got you covered. A princess cut diamond is recognizable by its bold square shape, strong corners, and incredible brilliance. It’s one of the most popular diamond shapes for engagement rings and one of the original fancy-shaped diamonds. It was designed to recreate the brilliance of the round cut while utilizing more of the original diamond. 

Similar to a stone that is round, princess cut diamonds are fiery, sparkly, and simply breathtaking. But they also maintain an added touch of drama and beauty with their sharp corners and square outline. As a shape, princess cut diamonds are extremely versatile. Princess cut diamond rings and earrings are incredibly popular, but this cut is also an excellent choice for necklaces and bracelets.

What’s more, princess cut diamonds are the most brilliant square-shaped stones available. They don’t have a set number of facets like other cuts, but they usually have anywhere from 50 to 58 facets. They also typically have between two and four chevrons, which are the boomerang-like facets on the bottom of the stone. The fewer the facets, the bolder the light reflection they give off. But with more facets, the reflection will be more subtle and twinkly. 

Are Princess Cut Diamonds Popular?

Princess cut diamonds are the second most popular diamond shape! In fact, around 30% of all engagement rings are set with princess cut diamonds, preceded by round at 50% and cushion cut at about 8%. In addition to these stones being popular choices for engagement rings, they are also found in other jewelry types, including cocktail rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. 

What Setting Style Should I Choose for a Princess Cut Diamond?

One of the great things about princess cut stones is that they are both popular and versatile. This means that nearly any setting can accommodate a princess cut diamond. 

When it comes to the metal base that holds the stone in place, you actually have quite a few options. The most popular setting style for this stone shape is the classic prong setting. Princess cut diamonds are typically set in four prongs, keeping their sharp corners safe and ensuring optimal security. However, if you prefer something else, you could select a bezel setting, channel setting, bar setting, pave setting, flush setting, or even a tension setting. 

How to Choose the Best Diamond for a Princess Cut Engagement Ring

When you’re exploring princess cut diamond engagement ring settings, you’ll want to speak with a jewelry professional who will walk you through the different stones. They will likely teach you about the 4Cs of diamonds, including carat, cut, color, and clarity. They can also help you weigh each factor and determine the best balance to find you the perfect diamond that fits your needs and budget.

Princess Cut Diamond Rings & Jewelry

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “What does a princess cut diamond look like?” you’re not the only one who has wondered that. Although some are familiar with the square shape of the princess cut, many people don’t know the intricate details of what makes this cut so beautiful, such as the gorgeous brilliance and dazzling sparkle. What all jewelry lovers know, however, is that the way the stone looks in its setting is the most important aspect of its overall beauty. 

Here at Roman Malakov in NYC’s Diamond District, we have a wide selection of princess cut diamonds in various settings and jewelry types to satisfy your every longing. But above all, the most popular way to embrace this cut is with a princess cut diamond ring.

Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

Searching for an engagement ring for yourself or a loved one can seem overwhelming, but beginning with a princess cut diamond is a great start. Whether you’re set on a solitaire style, a three-stone ring, or a gorgeous princess cut halo diamond ring, this diamond shape is ideal for a stunning and elegant engagement ring. Princess cut diamond bands are great for pairing with a solitaire princess cut diamond engagement ring, but you can always explore different princess cut diamond settings in our engagement ring collections.

Princess Cut Diamond Rings

If you’re not on the hunt for a princess cut diamond wedding ring or engagement ring but still love the look of princess cut diamond rings, we’ve got something for you! Our vast selection of rings is full of striking pieces that are perfect as right-hand or cocktail rings. From a princess cut black diamond ring to a princess cut halo diamond ring and many other beautiful options, Roman Malakov has what you’re looking for. A princess cut diamond ring in gold or platinum is always a great choice, but as is a princess cut solitaire diamond ring that you can wear proudly on your right hand.

Princess Cut Diamond Earrings

Nothing is quite as classic as a pair of diamond earrings, but when those diamonds are princess cut, the level of elegance and brilliance is elevated. Princess cut diamond stud earrings are a must-have for the sophisticated woman of today. The stud style of diamond earrings with a princess cut is extremely versatile yet also stunning and timeless.

Princess Cut Diamond Necklace

Princess cut diamonds are suitable for just about any piece of jewelry, including bold statement necklaces and delicate, dainty necklaces. No matter the style of the princess cut diamond necklace or when you plan to wear it, Roman Malakov is the premier jewelry store for all princess cut diamonds and their various settings.

1.07 Carat Princess Cut Diamond Solitaire Pendant Necklace

Explore Princess Cut Diamond Jewelry at Roman Malakov

There’s no denying that princess cut diamond jewelry is beautiful. Unique and stunning, it stands out among other jewelry in the best way. When you’re ready to search for your new piece of jewelry, trust the diamond experts at Roman Malakov. Our Diamond District location is open now, and we look forward to helping you in person or online with your next jewelry shopping adventure.