Princess Engagement Ring Buying Guide

Princess engagement rings are one of the most popular styles of rings, loved by women of all ages from all walks of life. The clean lines and symmetrical shape of a princess cut diamond make it brilliant and striking when placed in an engagement ring setting. When you choose a classic princess engagement ring, you can rest assured that the style will stand the test of time—just like your marriage!

Before buying a princess engagement ring, keep these buying tips in mind:

Choosing a Clarity Grade

Inclusions are not as visible in princess diamonds as they are in other diamond cuts, meaning you do not have to choose a high clarity grade in order to have a brilliant engagement ring. Buyers who are looking for the best deal with a decent clarity should choose a VS1, VS2 or SI1 graded diamond. Before purchasing princess engagement rings, check to make sure there are no inclusions in the corners of the diamond. These are the weakest areas of the ring and may chip if there are flaws.

Choosing a Clarity Grade

Choosing a Color Grade

With princess engagement rings, it’s usually not worth it to purchase a D, E, or F color stone as they will appear very similar to slightly lower grades while coming with a much higher price tag. It’s recommended that you choose a near colorless stone (G, H, I, J) to avoid a slightly yellow appearance while also getting the best value.

Now that you know how to choose the diamond for your princess engagement ring, it’s time to select the perfect setting. Fortunately, there are tons of choices for women who love princess engagement rings because this diamond looks spectacular in many different designs.

Choosing a Color Grade

Go Solo with a Princess

Solitaire princess engagement rings are understated, elegant and timeless. Usually, the diamond in solitaire princess engagement rings is set high in four prongs to grab the attention and envy of every passerby. When paired with a platinum or white gold band, the princess diamond looks sleek and sophisticated, however with a yellow gold band, the engagement ring has a vintage, antique vibe.

Go Solo with a Princess

Add an Unexpected Twist

Because princess engagement rings are so versatile, there are many unique styles available that wouldn’t work with other diamonds. Trendsetters will love an engagement ring that mixes diamond shapes to create a more dynamic look.

Add an Unexpected Twist

Shine From Every Angle

Women who have fallen head over heels in love with princess engagement rings will appreciate a style that’s covered in these beautifully cut stones. Because princess cut diamonds are so brilliant, when you cover an entire ring in varying sizes of the stone, the ring will sparkle and shine from across the room. If you really want to make a statement and have jaws drop with your princess engagement ring, choose a setting with channel set princess stones down the band for a contemporary look or a set of princess diamonds in a shared prong design for a more classic style.

Shine From Every Angle

Protect a Princess with Prongs

No matter what setting you decide on, be sure to choose one that provides protection for the sharp corners characteristic of the princess cut. This part of the diamond is the most fragile and, without proper protection, the corners can chip or snap on clothes or hair. Look for V-prong or four prong settings that safely hold the diamonds in place and protect the corners from harm. Channel settings also offer sufficient protection.

Once you try on a princess engagement ring, you’ll understand how the diamond shape got its name. It is impossible not to feel royal and beautiful with one of these stunning stones on your finger!

Protect a Princess with Prongs

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