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The Princess Cut Diamond - Expanding Your OptionsThe princess cut, developed in the 1960s, is the second most popular diamond cut next to round brilliant cuts like our Signature Hearts and Arrows diamond. The face-up shape of the princess cut is either square or rectangular with pointed corners, however the better performing princess cuts are square with a ratio no greater than 1:1.10 - The profile appears similar to an inverted pyramid with four beveled sides.
“Really, you don’t even need to ask about quality or performance with Brian Gavin. All of his signature cut diamonds are stunning.” Marilyn H.
Different Shapes have Different Standards“Fancy cut” diamonds, like the princess, emerald and oval cuts, traditionally have not been held to the same standards as round brilliant cuts. The crisp uniformity of patterns seen in precisely cut round diamonds is not possible with more complex facet arrangements found in fancy shapes. However, beginning in 2006, the American Gem Society (AGS) began providing cut performance grades for fancy shapes using a technologically advanced 3-dimensional system.
Precision Cut - What Makes Brian Gavin’s Signature Princess Diamond Stand Out
The precision of the cut in a Brian Gavin’s Signature Princess Diamond is what distinguishes it from an average or above average cut stone. A diamond’s facets are like tiny mirrors inside the stone reflecting light that enters. Brian’s precision cuts bring the diamond’s facets into more exact alignment with each other. This creates the highest reflective values possible - and allows the full beauty and radiance of the stone to be revealed in all its intensity. The more well-defined contrast pattern in a Brian Gavin Signature diamond creates a sharper on-off scintillation and more light dispersion, delivering maximum return of available light to the viewer’s eye, even in low or poor lighting conditions.