Princess Cuts…not seeming to sparkle :(

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi @jujee:  the primary feature when it comes to sparkle is most definitely CUT… both Shape & Quality (you’ve mentioned the Shape as Princess… but told us nothing of the Quality).

After that in my opinion… the Cs would rank… COLOUR & CLARITY

(Altho there are Bees who’d switch those to CLARITY & COLOUR)

IMO, your Colour at D is great, and Clarity at SI-1 very respectible.

CARAT Size tho can be affected by CLARITY… the larger the Diamond, the more that Clarity is going to come into play / be noticeable.

How large is your Diamond ?


Post # 5
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Maybe it just needs a cleaning?  My three stone princess has a really closed basket area and it is so difficult for me to clean it well at home, so it doesn’t shine as much unless I soak it overnight in windex and power wash it in the sink under full-blast water flow.  

Post # 6
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I picked out my princess e-ring MAINLY because it sparkled SOOO much more than any other cut of stone in the store, especially round! It could be that it just needs to be cleaned…which happens with mine. Sometimes it can look dingy and dull if you haven’t had it properly cleaned in a while. What light do you usually view it in? Maybe you just catch it in the least-flattering light. 

Post # 7
25 posts
  • Wedding: January 2014

My fiancé chose my princess cut because it sparkled so much more than the other diamonds! I notice a big difference when my ring is super clean though. Princess cuts are one of the most sparkly, brilliant cuts. People ogle mine and stop me everywhere, it shines from far away!

Post # 8
1872 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Color has nothing to do with sparkle and at Si1 clarity won’t have anything to do with it either. Yours probably isn’t an excellent cut. I would also be sure to get it professionally cleaned and then clean it roughly every other day at home with jewelry cleaning liquid and a soft brush.

Post # 9
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@jujee:  your ring is gorgeous! I have a princess cut and I think mine shows a beautiful combination of the brilliance of a round cut with the super flash from the table like I get from my antique emerald cut diamond. My sister and mum also have princess cuts and their solitaire sparkle like hell. Do you clean it regularly? And take it off when applying lotion? Those things will dull up even the best of diamonds.

My ring is 1ct and I take it off for most grubby jobs and when I’m sleeping. The lady who does my BM dresses has a .30 princess and it never sparkles even under her shop lighting which makes mine go crazy I’ve seen her apply hand sanitizer about 4 times in one trip and she doesn’t take her rings off. I ‘ve always wondered if she has a lot of build up on her ring that dulls it. 

Post # 11
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

 @jujee:  I have a princess cut center stone with a lot of pave on the side. I clean my ring almost daily, I haven’t lost a stone yet. I think you’ll be fine. Here is my ring as a reference 

Post # 12
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@jujee:  Your ring is gorgeous!  I am not a princess cut kinda gal, but your setting is so unique and PERFECT for a princess cut (it wouldn’t look right with a round cut).

With regards to your concerns about the pave, fwiw I’ve worn my e-ring with three rows of pave pretty much 24-7 with regular cleaning for 20 months now, and I’ve never had any problems with any diamonds coming loose.  What I’m trying to say is a well-made pave should hold up with no problems.

Post # 13
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i thought it sparkled!

Post # 14
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have a princess solitaire and it sparkles a lot.  My FI said he was surprised at how much they sparkled as he thought they always sparkled less than rounds.

I’ve only had my ring about 2 weeks but I’m really anal about cleaning it.  I clean it at least every other day (more if I’m doing something messy and I usually baby my ring) with Dawn and hot water.

One of my friends has had a pave ring for over 2 years and she’s never had a problem.  Just be reasonable with it and you should be fine.

Post # 16
421 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@jujee:  It looks very sparkly in the picture!

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