Post # 1
Does anybody know the difference between a princess cut and a square cut?! I have looked and looked but can never seem to find the difference. Are they the same thing? I feel ridiculous not knowing. And what’s your opinion on what you like better?
Post # 2
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
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 # 4
Thank you so much @JessMorgan777!
How many princess cuts are there?? @aka_nessa
Post # 5
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
OK…so someone please enlighten me…what is the idfference between a princess and a radiant? Is it the facet pattern?
Post # 7
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
“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”