Post # 91
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
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
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 🙂
Post # 94
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
Sorry I forgot the token photo 😉
Post # 96
swirlyclover86: I fall in love with your ring every time you post it!! Your asscher is just DIVINE.
Post # 97
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
Those that find them tacky, can I ask why?
Post # 99
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
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
- Wedding: September 2016 - Canaan Valley Resort, WV
I love Princess cuts 🙂 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 # 102
marinarosalin: Why thank you 🙂 I’m super in love with her too!
Post # 103
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? 😉
Post # 104
I love my Princess cut engagement ring 🙂
Post # 105
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!! 🙂