(Closed) Does a princess diamond “sparkle” a bit more than a round?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

From what I understand, yes. The round diamonds have more facets, so they are able to pick up the light better. I think a princess is a close second, though.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I was confused for a second because the question was asked one way in the title and opposite in the post 🙂

I believe rounds, in general, sparkle more than others.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Rounds have more cuts in them, allowing for more light to reflect. Princess’s are notorious for not being too “sparkly” since they have such a flat surface to them. 

I have a cushion cut which is kind of a mix of the two since I loved how princesses looked but wanted a bit more twinkle. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I agree with previous posters

 

rounds = more cuts

more cuts = more sparkle 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have princess cut diamonds and man does it sparkle! I get compliments on it all the time. If it were round it may sparkle a little more but my mom has round and I see no difference in quality/sparkle.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yes, I do think round brilliant cuts are supposed to sparkle more.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think so.  My SIL has a similar size/quality round cut stone, but I always think hers is sparklier, and looks bigger than mine.  I think the square cuts also hide more of the weight as they have a longer depth.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

yeah, round diamonds sparkle way more and also look bigger:)

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Yes, they have about 10x the normal brilliance of any other stone.

The second is an asher cut and third if a princess cut.

 

But all diamonds are beautiful!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Remember the 4 C’s.  Clarity of the diamond counts too.  If the diamonds are the same Clarity grade, than the princess will catch more light than a round because of the facets.  But if one of the diamond’s Clarity is a low grade, it won’t have more sparkle even with more facets. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@katieebee: Brilliant round cuts actually have more facets than the princess cut. but i agree on the 4 C’s.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@pinkstardustdesigns: An ideal round brilliant cut would definitely “sparkle” most.  Let’s  assign that kind of cut a number – like 100% – just so we can compare all the other ideal cuts. According to diamond price guru, you would have the following for all the other cuts…

100% Round brilliant cut
90% Marquise cut
90% Oval cut
90% Pear cut
80% Heart cut
70% Princess cut
70% Triangle cut
60% Cushion cut
60% Emerald cut
60% Original Asscher cut (Royal Asscher sparkles more)
60% Radiant cut
45% Baguette cut

“Sparkle” means “twinkling.”  That’s a measure of the light that emerges from all those tiny facets.  In general, the more facets the more little twinkles. 

But, keep in mind that cuts like baguette, emerald, and asscher aren’t cut for lots of sparkles, but for “flashes”.   So – like everything -it really is a matter of personal preference. 

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