posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
2929 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Square cut is a blanket term for anything square…. That would include a princess cut. There is modified square brilliants, square cushions, I’ve heard of ascher cuts being refered to as square step cuts. 

Post # 3
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Sometimes a Jeweler will refer to a Princess Cut as a Square-Modified Brilliant but it is really the same thing. However, not all Princess Cuts are the same. 

Post # 5
2060 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1987

Square cuts tend to be:





They all have very different facet patterns.

In addition it is possible to take round (which are, of course circular) and cushion cuts (which are usually pillow shaped) and just square them off.

Square modified brilliant is a confusing term and covers some but not all of the above.  I’m sure someone will enlighten us.


Post # 6
784 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

OK…so someone please enlighten me…what is the idfference between a princess and a radiant? Is it the facet pattern?


Post # 7
537 posts
Busy bee

ponyrider:  Yes, the difference between a radiant and a princess is indeed the facet pattern. Radiants can also be rectangular (my personal preference) instead of square.

Post # 9
2455 posts
Buzzing bee

“Square” is confusing because emerald shape and radiants can also come in “square” instead of rectangle. From the picture I posted it seems the princess has a different facet than the traditional “square”

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