Breaking Down Facts from Fakes: Princess Cut Diamond Simulants

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What is a princess cut? / What is the ideal princess cut diamond?

A princess cut diamonds first originated in the 1960s by a man named Arpad Nagy. It has an iconic square top (crown), with a very linear appearance. Since then this fancy shape has been crafted into an array of pieces such as princess cut solitaire rings 

Is a princess cut cheaper than round?

Princess cut diamonds are cheaper than round diamonds because there is a smaller amount of the diamond rough that is discarded in the cutting and polishing process. The square shape actually mimics the natural shape of the rough, so it doesn’t require as much work to shape the stone to the ideal specifications. Any princess cut diamond or simulant should be graded for their Carat, Cut, Clarity and Carat weight (4 C’s) to determine the quality of the stone, and the price of your piece as a whole.

At Secrets, we offer luxury jewellery that has a consistent price, impeccable quality and solid story. Our diamond simulants are grown in a laboratory under an intense amount of heat which is then cut to the exacting standards demanded by the diamond industry with the most advanced technology. There is no price difference between our stone shapes, so you will shine just as bright as any other cut!

Do princess cut diamonds look bigger?

Well cut diamonds and diamond simulants to the princess shape will be deeper than most other cuts. This means although you will have the same carat weight, the appearance of the princess cut will be smaller as the majority of the weight is within the middle of the stone. This is unlike a round brilliant cut which has a more balanced coverage of carat weight. Princess cuts require more depth in order to create their beautiful sparkle, incredibly powerful square shape and clean edges.

When you shop with Secrets Shhh fire, brilliance and scintillation isn’t a problem. Our stones are whiter, brighter in colour, graded D-F on the GIA scale. We offer a range of carat sizes, crafted in solid yellow, white and rose 14ct & 10ct gold.

Can you tell the difference of a princess cut diamond from a diamond simulant by Secrets Shhh?

Definitely not. Diamond simulants are designed to replicate and shine brighter than the rarest diamonds and our Signature Secrets stones are no exception. Our pieces are virtually indistinguishable to the naked eye and up to 80% less than a mined diamond engagement ring.

If you’re not looking for a princess cut ring, we also offer princess cut earrings such studs or drop earrings, princess cut pendants and princess cut tennis bracelets.