(Closed) Radiant vs Princess: which do you prefer?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPOK6iDI5_M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDpUX-YKcI0

 

Hope this helps!

 

 

Post # 5
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189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I prefer a radiant. Princess makes my fingers look stubby.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Faythe:  Thanks! My center stone is 1.02 CT 

Post # 11
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Honey bee

I prefer the radiant. Never really liked princess cuts.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

I prefer radiants.  I especially love rectangular ones over square ones.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

How about THIS!!!:

http://www.goodoldgold.com/diamond/3443/

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@smiles731:  wow, that’s an amazing stone!  I usually don’t love princess cuts, but I think I just fell in love.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

@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 !

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