(Closed) What do you think of princess cut diamonds? (personal taste question)

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 91
653 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have seen some beautiful princess cut rings, especially on this thread! However, on the whole I don’t care for them. I think because they are often the style for cheap CZ costume jewelry at places like Claire’s, I associate them with being a little trashy. Definitely not all though! Just on the whole, not for me. I also think they are kind of early 2000s dated a bit, but no trend lasts forever. 

Asscher’s are my favorite with emerald cut next. I think step cuts are very elegant and glam. I would love to have one, but seeing as they have to be damn near flawless, I doubt I will have one any time soon. 

The great thing about princess and round is that the sparkle factor can make an otherwise so-so stone look fabulous!

Post # 92
1081 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I preferred Emerald cut over Princess cut. I found Princess cut is a bit too trendy for me. 

I ended up having a round cut (although I love emerald cut myself)..because I personally found for square cut, it has to be 1 carat and up to make it looks pretty….and I cannot afford mroe than 1 carat…

(same with Emerald cut, I love it!! I tried it in a shop and dun want to take it off but.. I do notice that I need high clarity and high color to make it pretty…and again I can’t afford it)


so I ended up having round brilliant at then end… however, I don’t mind a princess cut as a dress ring though. 

Post # 93
2699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I have a princess cut, and I think it’s awesome that people on this site hate them and this thread is still open. That’s what I love about the bee, educated disagreement! I bought a princess because the square shape was more flattering on my hand than a round. I tried on a six carat pear that was GORGEOUS but out of my budget. I chose the princess because it’s the cheapest cut and I got a lot of bang for my buck πŸ™‚

Post # 94
1167 posts
Bumble bee

I love squuare cuts!  More towards asscher than princess but hey, I frigging love princesses as well! I love them for being angular and symmetrical, and bold. 


Post # 95
1167 posts
Bumble bee

Sorry I forgot the token photo πŸ˜‰ 


Post # 96
1700 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

swirlyclover86:  I fall in love with your ring every time you post it!! Your asscher is just DIVINE. 

Post # 97
1312 posts
Bumble bee

Personally I don’t like them. They feel very dated to me; almost tacky?

Fiance actually bought me a princess cut for a promise ring, and I still wore it everyday even though it wasn’t my style. But the sharp angles were constantly scratching me AND other people! It was a pain and I was glad when I got my e-ring lol. 

Post # 98
11 posts

Those that find them tacky, can I ask why?

Post # 99
3 posts

bibbithebee:  I think you have to try on all shapes and choose what looks best with your finger. I have short fingers and I felt the princess cut (any straighter cut) made them appear shorter. But more rounded cuts elongated them.

Post # 100
1610 posts
Bumble bee

bibbithebee:  I honestly do not like them, for myself anyway. Don’t get me wrong, I think they look classy as well as edgy, but I just do not like the shape of them and they’re sharp edges. I have never been drawn to them and have never overly considered them after the initial thoughts of what I liked. I seem to go for ones with a more softer edge: 1.Heart shapes, 2.Round brilliant 3.Cushion.

i suppose it’s all down to personal preference.

Post # 101
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Canaan Valley Resort, WV

I love Princess cuts πŸ™‚ I think the setting is key.  I think solitares that are Princess are classic with a twist  But my wedding band will have round diamonds.  I do agree they need to be at least a little bigger to show off the diamond.

Post # 103
71 posts
Worker bee

My tastes have really changed with age…I used to love round solitaires as a little girl because that’s what my mom had so I assumed I would too. Then I really loved ovals with a halo. But I fell in love with my princesses when hubby gave me the ring and I love that they’re a little more shy with the sparkle (more like frosty glitter?) than a big round flashing solitaire (which I now would not care for despite my childhood ideas).

 So funny that people are like “that’s so 80s/90s/early2000s” haha…which decade is it? πŸ˜‰

Post # 104
25 posts
  • Wedding: March 2016

I love my Princess cut engagement ring πŸ™‚

Post # 105
1703 posts
Bumble bee

I think the shapes of stones are like haircuts – I can look at one and think it is gorgeous and it looks terrible on me, or I can think there is one I would NEVER like and I end up loving it…

I think the stone should compliment the shape and size of your hand, fingers, nail beds, etc…I always thought I wanted a princess or a round (my best friend has a STUNNING princess that I always loved)…when my Fiance and I were looking, I tried a few on and was like, “oh…”…it just didn’t look right on MY hand…the only cut that I felt “right” about for ME was round…

That said, between this site, Blue Nile and James Allen – there are some absolutely GORGEOUS rings of ALL shapes and sizes and I LOVE when people post their pictures!! πŸ™‚


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