Saturday, October 3, 2009

Princess Cut Engagement Rings Are The Most Popular Of Them All - Find Out Why

By Jan Rooss

The second most requested type of diamond ring on the market today is princess cut engagement rings. This is obvious if you've ever seen one.

The princess cut diamond is a beautiful, brilliant, and most unique cut that has exceptional brilliance, color and clarity. Generally the princess diamond has pointed corners and either a square or rectangular shape, which sort of resembles an upside-down pyramid. It's one of a kind.

The princess cut diamond has only been around for about 30 years so it is relatively new to scene. The popularity is only increasing due to the way light reacts within the diamond and causes that sought after brilliance and sparkle. The cut has seventy six facets almost like the brilliant cut diamond. The princess cut diamond also doesn't lose much of it's carat weight during the cutting process like a lot of other types of cuts do.

Due to the shape of the princess cut diamond there is a slight downside. The princess cut diamond is shaped either square or rectangular. This means that the edges are pointed and could chip if not careful. There is a way to safeguard against this. By choosing a setting that will cover the edges of the diamond you can protect it from damage. Obviously it is a good idea to always be careful when wearing your ring.

The 4 C's is what will directly influence the price of a diamond. I highly recommend you learn more about the 4 C's. I will briefly explain here what it means but you can find more detailed information on my website which you will find at the bottom of this article. The 4 Cs stands for cut, color clarity and carat. The cut is graded from poor cut to brilliant cut and what this refers to is the way that the diamond has been cut. If the cut is too shallow then light will escape the diamond too early and it will lose a lot of brilliance and sparkle. The same goes for when the diamond is cut too deep. I always recommend you go for an ideal cut diamond. This is the most important part of the 4 C's. A diamond with no color is the rarest and the most valuable. Clarity refers to the inclusions in the diamond. The less, the better. Carat refers to the size of the diamond.

Simply shop around and look for great deals that don't compromise quality, and you are on your way to having one of the most fabulous engagement rings on the market today.

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