Tips and Tricks

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About Princess Cut Diamonds

  • The princess cut wasn’t invented for a princess. Actually, an English diamond cutter, Arpad Nagy, is the one behind this shape, which he created as a brilliant and sparkly alternative to our beloved round diamonds.
  • This one is for your wallet: since the shape of a princess cut is incredibly close to the natural rough stone, princess cut diamonds are cheaper, because there is less lost weight.
  • For the same reason, princess cut diamonds give the illusion of being bigger than their round siblings.
  • My advice on color and clarity now... For color, stick with I color or higher. For clarity, you can go as low as SI1. Princess cut diamonds tend to be more forgiving than other fellas when it comes to inclusions. But as always, don’t forget to look carefully at their location in the stone.

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