Vintage princess cut rings have become one of the most popular diamond cuts in the modern era, especially regarding engagement rings. The princess cut is sometimes known as the ‘square modified brilliant cut.’ The name dates back to the 1960s. However, the cut as we know it today was perfected by Betazel Ambar, Ygal Perlman, and Israel Itzkowitz in 1980. The stunning facets of vintage princess cut rings make them a spectacular choice due to their expertly crafted shine and brilliance.
Most commonly square in shape, vintage princess cut rings can also be rectangular or tapered. However, they are most recognisable in a square formation. A princess cut resembles an inverted pyramid, closely echoing the shape of a natural diamond. The modern princess cut originates in the old ‘french cut’ style of cutting diamonds. Usually, vintage princess cut rings have 58 facets, giving them incredible shine and sparkle.
Although more contemporary than other vintage diamond cuts, princess cut rings are a stunning classic that looks beautiful as part of any jewellery box. Fashionable and elegant, vintage princess cut rings are some of the most popular and sought-after pieces.
One of the main reasons vintage princess cut rings and jewellery is so popular is their comparative cost. They look much bigger than other gemstone cuts in a myriad of different settings; however, they are around 20-40% cheaper than other diamond cuts. This is because princess cut diamonds waste less diamond rough during production.
Vintage princess cut rings are some of the most popular choices for engagement rings. Regal and elegant while still being modern, princess cut rings make a stunning choice for an engagement or wedding ring. Princess cut gemstones also look spectacular as part of other jewellery pieces, such as necklaces, bracelets and earrings. However, vintage princess cut rings are by far one of the most popular vintage jewellery pieces on the market right now.
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Vintage princess cut gemstones are sometimes also known as ‘square modified brilliant’ diamonds. The name given to vintage princess cut rings dates back to the 1960s when the predecessors of the cut were being created. However, the cut as we know it today was perfected by Betazel Ambar, Ygal Perlman, and Israel Itzkowitz in 1980. Vintage princess cut rings are still popular, especially engagement rings.
Many people believe that princess cut diamonds symbolise romance, power and elegance. They are also considered as a highly ‘feminine’ diamond cut. Vintage princess cut rings are popular as engagement rings because of their association with romanticism and femininity. Due to their shine and large appearance, they also symbolise glamour and wealth. Their stunning unique aesthetic makes vintage princess cut rings incredibly popular even today.
The ‘princess cut’ diamond derives from older diamond cuts, such as the French cut and the Brilliant cut. In technical terms, vintage princess cut rings can sometimes be found under the name ‘square modified brilliant’ rings. This is because the princess cut takes inspiration directly from the brilliant cut’s look. However, vintage princess cut rings and jewellery are usually found under the name ‘princess cut.’
Vintage princess cut rings reached their peak popularity during the 1980s and 90s. They are incredibly popular as they manage to combine two aesthetics - they emanate a vintage, classic shine while also having a sleek, geometric shape. This makes them a contemporary classic, as they take vintage beauty and make it more modern. Their beauty and shine make vintage princess cut rings a very popular choice when choosing an engagement ring.
Here at Berganza, there are many things we take into consideration when evaluating vintage princess cut rings. Their valuable nature means we take great care when evaluating these pieces. First, we closely examine the vintage princess cut ring to determine its value. If you have any authentication (such as proof of purchase or proof of design), this can increase the value of your ring. Vintage princess cut rings can be incredibly valuable, and we are committed to conducting accurate assessments on each piece that passes through our doors.