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Selecting Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

How do you choose the princess cut diamond engagement rings? It seems princess cut diamondthat some of this industry is under the microscope and consumers aren’t sure what they’re supposed to look for in a quality diamond found in princess cut engagement rings.

The buyers are normally men as they are the ones who propose or are responsible for wedding rings. Although some women like to be the ones who choose their ring, many times most engagements are unexpected.

Having to surprise their significant other, men are left on their own to figure princess cut engagement ring 2out exactly what it is that they should buy. The hardest part is knowing the right ring size without asking her, and by asking giving in to the plan. A good idea for picking the right size for diamond engagement rings is to ask her for one of her rings, commenting on how little it is compared to the man’s fingers and trying it on and making a mental note of the size. Another practical thing is once she has lent the ring for sizing to trace it roughly on a napkin, without her knowledge of course.

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In trying to figure out the best type of cut to get, it’s good to know that some cuts are always in style. These include princess cut, round, and pear among others. The importance of princess cut engagement rings is that the particular cut is very forgiving to flaws. Getting familiar with the shape, a princess cut is very much like an inverted pyramid, with the base being rectangular. The pyramid shape must not be too long or too stumpy. Look for the least amount of flaws to the naked eye. The lack of flaws is referred to as clarity. None are completely perfect. Princess cuts come in rectangular and square shape. It really depends on the customers’ taste. Some people like rectangular or square.

Princess cuts are very geometrical shapes and they are different than the regular round brilliant shapes. They are the second most selling after round brilliant cuts. People like the princess cuts in a solitaire or in a trilogy settings, especially princess cut diamonds fit perfectly with trillion cut side diamonds.

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Princess cut diamond engagement rings are less expensive than the round brilliant shapes, because round brilliant sparkle more than the princess cut diamonds. At the end, it really depends on the customer’s taste and preference. Last couple of years, princess cut diamond engagement rings became very popular. The buyer should choose carefully from a certified dealer. Ask the seller for a certificate that states the grade and certification of the diamond. Beware of online dealers or dealers who do not want to provide you with this.

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Princess Cut Engagement rings comes with platinum, yellow gold, and white gold. Platinum is a better choice of the princess cut diamonds. Diamond will look much whiter in platinum than the other metals.

Buyers should keep in mind the four C’s when purchasing a Princess cut diamond engagement ring. They are carat, color, clarity and cut. Customer shouldn’t go below “J” color and “SI2” clarity.

How to Save on Engagement Rings

Buying stones loose and having them set is a great way to save on engagement rings. In purchasing the stone separately, you can save between 10-25% when compared to a preset engagement ring. Diamond wholesalers can also help you in selecting a stone to fit your budget.

Use a slightly smaller diamond for her engagement ring. A diamond that weighs in at 0.95 cannot be visually differentiated from a full carat. That slight difference in carat weight can save on your engagement ring without her (or her friends) knowing the difference.

Stay clear of princess cuts when looking for an engagement ring. This cut requires a higher carat weight, not to mention the fact that princess cut diamonds tend to look smaller by comparison. To get the most bang for your buck, and to save on her engagement ring, look towards round and marquis cut diamonds.