The presentation of the engagement ring is the most awaited part of the proposal aside from the “question” of course. This is why the choice of the engagement ring is very important. The men have to make sure that the women will love the engagement rings that they picked out.
The ladies will have to wear their engagement rings as a symbol of your love for the rest of their lives so you have to make sure that she loves the ring. Jewellery is an area that not a lot of men are very informed about.
Some men might think that all engagement rings are alike or that as long as it has a diamond on top then it can be considered an engagement ring. Some may not know that there are different kinds of engagement rings such as the princess cut engagement rings.
A Brief History Of Princess Cut Engagement Rings
In the past, the stones of engagement rings were cut in just the round shape and the square shape. It was not until almost half a century ago when Israel Itzkowitz, a renowned diamond cutter, thought of creating the princess cut engagement rings. Itzkowitz did not come up with the concept overnight. He spent years creating the design that was a combination of the round cut and the square cut.
Princess cut engagement rings have the advantage of bringing out the highest sparkle and shine of the diamond. They sparkle more than the round cut or the square cut engagement rings. The diamond cutters achieve this by following the natural shape or contour of the diamond to bring out its shine.
Another name for the princess cut engagement rings is the modified square ring. It is cut in a rectangular shape but still has the brilliance of a round shape engagement ring. Through the years, a lot of people have come to appreciate the beauty of the princess cut engagement rings over the more traditional round cut rings.
Any type of coloured diamonds or the white diamonds may be used as the stone for the princess cut engagement rings. Of course, the more traditional option when it comes to engagement rings is the white diamond.
Princess cut engagement rings have either a square or rectangular shape but has the sparkle of a round cut gemstone. The lines are clean and square that gives the rings a very modern look.
The gem cutter achieves this by creating 90 degree corners on the gem. When you look closely at princess cut engagement rings, you will notice that the gem resembles the appearance of an upside-down pyramid with four sides.
Princess cut engagement rings have a more contemporary style than the traditional round cut engagement rings. Diamonds are the most preferred gem for engagement rings but other gemstones may also be used for the princess cut engagement rings.
Your girlfriend may not prefer diamonds so you can use whichever gemstone she prefers. Some girls prefer sapphires, emeralds, rubies and other coloured gemstones. You can also use a combination of gemstones for the princess cut engagement rings. The diamond can be surrounded by smaller coloured gemstones.