Also referred to as: SQUARE – Or RECTANGULAR MODIFIED BRILLIANT
|L / W Ratio
|Square cut, however the most vibrant brilliance of all the square cut shapes, due it’s similar faceting of a Round Brilliant Cut.
|Usually 57 or 76
|1.00-1.05 (square) > 1.05 (rectangular)
|Developed from barion & quadrillion cuts during the 70’s
|Ideal for long slender fingers and eternity bands. SI Clarity and better.
Princess Cut Diamonds are the square version of the Round Brilliant Cut consisting of the standard 57 facets or 76 facets with a typical ratio of 1.0 to 1.05. Cutting this pyramid shape is ideal for maintaining the maximum yield of a diamond crystal (Octahedron). Four sides are created and allows more light refraction than any other square cut diamond, making it an excellent choice for both engagement rings and wedding bands.
This type of cut is patented, so it may be referred to as a ‘Square Modified Brilliant’ on a lab report (eg. GIA or AGS), or should you stone have a ratio over 1.05 it may be classed as a Rectangular Modified Brilliant.