Mari Holzer. Diamonds. August 07th , 2017.
Princess cut diamonds are square or rectangular, with four sharp and uncut corners. Such a diamond looks like an inverted pyramid. In this type of diamond cut, the facets in both the crown and the pavilion are arranged in a vertical fashion, which is in contrast to the facet arrangement in other cuts. The length-to-width ratio of such a diamond can determine its dimension. If the length-to-width ratio is anywhere between 1 and 1.05, the diamond will appear as a square, and the rectangular ones have a ratio of more than 1.10. Most of the princess cut diamonds have 50 or 58 facets. In the former, 21 facets are in the crown or the top portion, 25 are in the bottom part called pavilion, and 4 are in the middle part called the girdle; whereas the latter has 21 in the crown, 4 in the girdle and 33 in the pavilion. You may also come across princess cut diamonds with around 76 facets.
One of the most popular and modern diamond ring styles is the colored diamond ring. In such rings, a colored diamond like canary yellow, pink, champagne or blue is used as the central stone.
Sapphires naturally occur in barrel, tabloid, or double hexagonal shapes. With it, the focus of the cutters is to enhance the whiteness and to maximize the limited refraction capability of the gemstone. Another important point that takes priority while cutting a white sapphire is minimizing the exhibition of its natural imperfections. Known as natural inclusions, these imperfections appear on the stone at the time of its formation. While cutting, the point of focus is to hide these inclusions, and in most white sapphires, this is so finely done that these imperfections become invisible to the naked eye.
The ideal cut for fancy colored diamonds is the Radiant cut. This is the ideal shape so that it is possible to maximize the color. Yellow diamonds, however, can also be found in Oval Cut an Cushion cut and in Heart and Pear shapes. The rarest are the Emerald, Square Emerald and the Brilliant cuts (round shape). The price of these shapes are considerably higher for all fancy diamonds and not merely for yellow diamonds.
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