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Discover the Elegance of Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

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Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

When considering a beautiful princess cut diamond engagement ring, value is of utmost, even to people who, for all intents and purposes, seem to be fairly well off.  Even the most frugal engagement ring shopper will appreciate the value of the princess cut diamond, which is currently priced on average of up to 30 percent less than traditional round diamonds. If you’re looking for the perfect diamond for your engagement ring, consider the elegant princess cut diamond.

The Performance of the Princess Cut

The quality of the princess cut is determined by how well the symmetry, polish, and proportions of the diamond produce the most attractive visual balance of the three different types of reflection. Several proportion factors have the most immediate impact on a diamond’s ability to reflect light correctly. The table size and depth of a diamond relative to the diameter greatly impacts the light return from a diamond. A well-executed princess cut diamond is proportioned so that most of the light entering the gem, exits back through the top of the stone – perfectly balancing the white light (brilliance) with intense flashes of fire (dispersion).

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The Kate Middleton Engagement Ring

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Kate Middleton’s Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring

One of the very first questions asked after news of the engagement hit the press was “What does the Kate Middleton engagement ring look like?” That same evening, at St. James’ Palace, the ring was revealed in all its splendor: It was the 18-carat oval sapphire surrounded by diamonds that was the one Princess Diana wore as her own engagement ring.  Kate Middleton was quoted as saying, “I just hope I look after it.”

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