Post # 1
I thought for sure I wanted a princess, but I didn’t know that radiants even existed! I know I definitely don’t want a round diamond, I love the look of squares!
So the question is, what is your experience with the two in terms of sparkle and appearance?
pictures would be wonderful!
Post # 3
I have a princess and I love it but it is a perfect D diamond. We went to the top in regards to quality, especially color because you could really notice the color in the corners. I’m thinking that with the radiant it might hide colors and flaws better. So if you compare both equally then I’m sure they will sparkle the same but you might have a little more give with the radiant.
Post # 4
My only issue with princess cuts are the very pointy corners. And since you said you like squares I’m gonna share my asscher, since it is a square, but is very different from princess/radiant cuts. And obviously all of this is personally opinion and ultimately you should pick whatever makes you happy. And it is very difficult to really see the difference in pictures In My Humble Opinion, so I would look in person or at online videos.
Hope this helps!
Post # 5
I love my princess cut 3 stone e-ring! It sparkles so much and is beautiful and timeless IMO. Here is a picture of mine:
Post # 6
i’m not a fan of the sharp corners on princess cuts, so i personally prefer radiants of the two. for square cuts though, my favorites are asschers. what can i say, i’m a sucker for a nice clear stone in a step cut!
Post # 7
I have a princess cut and I love it. I like the square look, very modern and clean yet it is still classic (I have a solitaire). But I also have a D color and you really are able to tell if the stone is yellowish around the corners. So unless you are getting anywhere from a D to a G, I would go with radiant. The princess cut sparkles like crazy and although mine is a modest size at .50 carat I get so many compliments on the sparkle and shine.
Post # 8
I prefer a radiant. Princess makes my fingers look stubby.
Post # 9
thank you for all the quick responses! we’re staying at an G-I range for cost reasons, 0.4-0.5ct. so maybe I should look into radiants more.
@Soon2BMrs.T what size is your center stone? it’s lovely!
@JM1217 beautiful! that’s the size I’d like, but we’re not going that high in color quality
@asscherlover I love your ring! and thank you for the videos, very helpful!
Post # 10
@Faythe: Thanks! My center stone is 1.02 CT
Post # 11
I prefer the radiant. Never really liked princess cuts.
Post # 12
I prefer radiants. I especially love rectangular ones over square ones.
Post # 13
How about THIS!!!:
Princess of HEARTS <3 <3 SO gorgeous and SO MUCH SPARKLE!!
BTW- you really should try both of these shape stones on in the store, you may find yourself more attracted to one shape on your actual finger vs just looking at pictures online. Princess Cuts are still #2 in popularity (second to the round brilliant).
Post # 14
I have a ring with a big princess stone in the center, two radient cuts on the side and then pave round diamonds all over the band. Sorry pic is so blurry.
Post # 15
@smiles731: wow, that’s an amazing stone! I usually don’t love princess cuts, but I think I just fell in love.
Post # 16
@abirdword: I’m with you on that! I am not much of a princess-cut girl either but that diamond shows how far along they’ve come in cutting diamonds…it’s amazing !