The voguish square cut that snaps all attention with its brilliance and fire is the princess cut diamond. Square shaped diamond with brilliant dazzle in the collection of princess solitaire engagement rings is what has caught the genuine attention of all the women over the globe. The square cut of diamond had undergone many revolutions to finally attain a perfected cut whose brilliance and fire makes it one of the most sought after diamond cut right after the round cut diamonds.
This most fancy diamond cut was created at around 1980 with 90 degree corners and 76 facets forwarding a brilliant cut princess cut diamond. Though the shimmer of princess diamonds matches with that of the round diamonds, but, the price- per- carat of princess cut diamonds are a little cheaper than the round cut diamonds because from one rough stone two princess cut diamonds can be garnered whereas, only one round cut diamond can be obtained, so the relative wastage is less in princess diamonds with retention of nearly 60% of the original stone. As for the setting, the four prong setting protecting the four corners of loose princess cut diamond from chipping or any other damage.
The size of the table and depth of the cut decides how the GIA certified loose princess shaped diamond will appear and thus the price of the princess diamonds also differ and always take precaution that the diamonds do not have larger tables than the depth of the princess cut diamond.
The price range of diamond fluctuates based on the 4C’s of diamonds i.e; the cut, color, clarity and carat of the diamonds. The color range of diamonds start from D, E, F till Z. D is considered to be colorless and hence the best quality diamond with high prices and as we descend towards Z, the price decreases and the diamond reflects slight yellowish or brownish tint. In case of clarity, it is measured as FL, IF, VVS1, VVS2, VS1, VS2, SI1, SI2, I1, I2 and I3. FL indicating flawless diamonds are free of any inclusions or blemishes, so can be regarded as the supreme quality diamonds and also pretty expensive quality diamonds. But as we descend towards I3, the diamond becomes internally included that may be visible to the naked eyes thus depleting the worth of the natural diamonds. Similarly, the cut of the princess shaped diamonds detected as the Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair and Poor also influences the brilliance of the diamond. The excellent cut diamonds very beautifully reflect the light causing the full seven rayed spectrum of light that we observe as intense fire and brilliance. So, it can be concluded as the excellent cut is the superior one and such a diamond has high worth, on the other hand, a poor cut diamond is not appreciated much for its lack of shimmer and blaze. To guide you through the purchase of loose princess shaped diamonds, a list of price range relying on the carat and other attributes of genuine princess cut diamonds are discussed below.
0.50 Carat Princess Cut Diamonds:
Fascinating Diamonds provide a huge option of 0.50 carat princess cut natural diamonds to select from. With the deviation in cut, color and clarity of the diamonds the net cost of the princess diamond also varies. A 0.50 carat princess cut diamond can be acquired in between a price range of $ 900 to $ 1500 depending on the color, cut and clarity and the number of chevrons you select according to your necessity.
0.75 Carat Princess Cut Diamonds:
A large collection of 0.75 carat princess shaped diamonds is existent in this section. Slightly under 1 Carat, the princess cut diamonds of this carat are very much preferred for their visible size and affordable cost. Basically, a 0.75 carat princess shaped loose diamond costs around $ 1500 to $ 2300 depending on the cut, color and clarity you select.
1 Carat Princess Cut Diamonds:
An ideal carat weight to be mounted in any jewelry, 1 carat princess shaped diamonds signify a benchmark in diamond jewelry. With a variation in price range, starting from $ 3500 to $ 5,500 solely depending on the cut, color and clarity of the princess diamonds, these diamonds are perfect to be mount in your preferred engagement ring settings too.
1.25 Carat Princess Cut Diamonds:
Slightly over standardized 1 carat princess cut diamonds, the 1.25 carat princess cut diamonds also add a larger bling to your jewelry. Available in a price range of $ 6,500 to $ 11000, these princess loose diamonds add priceless glitter to a jewel with its larger size.
1.50 Carat Princess Cut Diamonds:
Pretty large in size, the GIA certified 1.50 carat princess cut diamonds are very much preferred size. Although it sounds a little over 1 carat only but its size appears very larger. They can be bought within a price range of $ 9000 to $ 14000 explicitly depending on the cut, color and clarity of the diamonds.
2 Carat Princess Cut Diamonds:
Gigantic size of the GIA certified 2 carat princess cut diamonds are very much adored. Due to the rarity in availability of such huge carat weights in diamonds, they can be bought within a price range of $ 14,000 onwards, explicitly depending on the cut, color and clarity of the diamonds.
2.5 Carat Princess Cut Diamonds:
A sparkle that will hold your sight, the genuine 2.50 carat princess diamonds with its brilliance and fire are perfect to be mounted in any rings or other diamond jewelry. This unique cut diamond can be acquired at a price range starting from $ 24,000 onwards based on the cut, color and clarity of the diamonds.
3 Carat Princess Cut Diamonds:
Ideal carat weight to be flaunted to all; 3 carat princess shaped diamonds signify the true brilliance in diamond jewelry. With a variation in price range, starting from $ 30,000 onwards solely depending on the cut, color and clarity of the princess diamonds, these diamonds are perfect to be mount in your preferred engagement ring settings too.