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

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 107
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t like diamonds that have corners. For some reason they seem unnatural to me. I much prefer round or oval stones, that are smooth and cornerless. I know that thats just my crazy mind though. 

Post # 108
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

Everly14:  I wouldn’t say I find tacky, they’re just not for me. A previous poster said something that I agree with (though I didn’t realize it until I read her comment) that princess cuts are the shape lots of costume jewelry is at stores like Claire’s. Also, I think that in order for me to like them on other people, the carat weight needs to be pretty big. 

I definitely agree that trying a ring on can change things though. I never wanted anything other than a Round Brilliant solitaire – and I got one and loved it. I assumed that’s what I would want for engagement number 2; however, I saw a gorgeous twinkling cushion and absolutely loved the way it looked on me and that’s the ring I currently have. 

For my tastes, I think Asschers (like swirlyclover86’s) are very glamorous but I also like the step cuts of an emerald – on other people.

Rather than ‘tacky’ I would say I think halos, marquise and ‘waterfall’ rings are trendy, e.g. waterfalls feel like the 80’s, marquise remind me of the 90’s and halos are 2005-2015. 

Post # 109
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Meh. I really only like them in 3 stone rings. I used to HATE princess cuts, but now they’re ok.

Post # 110
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I love princess cuts and that’s exactly what I picked out.  I didn’t want anything too flashy and it’s simple and classy.  With that being said, I think if you’re going to do a princess cut, it really should be a solitaire as opposed to a cluster.  Again, simplicity is my preference. 

Post # 112
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I do tend to find them really boring (but then again some my find my pave cushion boring – c’est la vie). In my area they are a dime a dozen as well – kind of like when a man doesn’t know what to get he gets a princess cut!

I have to co-sign Grid though on the harshness of the shape.. I just dont really like it on most fingers.

Post # 113
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Everly14:  Re: tacky … (Which I didn’t say but I understand why people would) it’s the cut of choice for certain stereotypes. Obvi this is not a rule, at all, just a hugely broad generalization but… Snooki probably has a princess cut. I do not know this for sure but I would bet on it. Fake tan, nails, boobs, juicy track suits with rhinestones across the butt, screeching on their bedazzled phone across the grocery store… princess cut with diamond band. Possible halo. 60% of the time it works all the time. 

ETA:

Nailed it with Snooki lolol

 

Post # 114
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372 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

MrsBuesleBee:  hahahah – nailed it. I googled, too and started cracking up!

Jionni then took it upon himself to pick a ring that he knew Snooki would love. “He designed it. He came a couple weeks ago he finalized it, he loved it,” he added about the ring, which includes 3.02-carat princess-cut diamond in the center of a custom-built band with 2 carats of diamonds around it. It is reportedly worth about $55,0

Post # 115
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Bahamas

For me, its not the stone that I dislike. Its the way 90% of them are set with their straight lines parallel to the band. It’s not aesthetically pleasing to me. I do like kite set princess cuts most of the time. 

Post # 116
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

 I want to go ahead and clarify that I do not think all princess-lovers are “snookis” !

sunshineno5:  what is a waterfall ring?

Post # 117
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372 posts
Helper bee

I also don’t care for them….something about the square shape bothers me. 

Post # 118
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494 posts
Helper bee

bibbithebee:  Love princess cuts! I just wish they loved me lol, the shape doesn’t suit my hand at all :/ 

Post # 119
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Worker bee

Lol I’m pretty sure there are just as many non-Snookis with princess-cuts…I couldn’t be any farther from that weird stereotype. It’s funny what we tend to assign to other people based on our own opinions or something that influenced us personally in life.

Before I started hanging out here, I automatically assumed anyone with a stone over 1.5 carats was a total American Princess who never worked a day in her life and went straight from Daddy’s money to hubby’s…because that was what I observed in my area. So NOT true but I never would have known that until seeing hardworking, sweet, big-stone-loving ladies here!  So honestly isn’t it best to just dump all stereotypes to the side, whether based on stone cut, size or something else entirely?  I feel like perpetuating negativity, even for the sake of a laugh, doesn’t really make the world a better place.

Post # 120
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

dishwateranddiamonds:  thank you!  I don’t think I look like Snooki but hope she is happy 🙂 this is me… Princess cut not from NJ.  It would be boring if we all had the same ring!

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