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

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 121
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2004

Maybe this thread should’ve been titled “Explain Why You Dislike Princess Cut Diamonds.” Some comments are dripping with logical fallacies, and based on the number of threads aptly named “Tell Me the Rudest Comments People Have Said about Your Ring” on the Bee, ladies hear enough negativity about the symbols of love on their fingers in the real world. It would be best to leave non-princess cut fans in their own company on their own thread. I do, however, commend others for their gentle and sensitive commentary if that particular shape is not to their liking. However, as a reader, I have a choice not to read such a thread that teeters on the edge of volatility, so I will exercise that option and bid adieu. 

Post # 123
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5224 posts
Bee Keeper

Do we have to pretend everybody likes everything? That’s boring, and not real life. If you made this exact thread about any shape, you’d get the same kind of responses.

Personally, I didn’t care for princess cuts before this site. They’ve grown on me though. I’ve seen some princess cuts that are to die for. I especially like kite set princess cuts. 

Post # 124
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Newbee

I think they are gorgeous. Here’s a couple pictures of mine..

Post # 125
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557 posts
Busy bee

I like princess cuts, almost equally as round cuts (the only two cuts I would wear), but my husband preferred the round one, so I picked it. No regrets, in the end I think it’s just classier.

Post # 126
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Helper bee

dalia88:  round diamonds are not necessarily a marker of class… 🙂

Post # 127
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

MrsBuesleBee:  it’s a cluster ring, typically with a diamond shape and often with mildly different heights to the stones…

Post # 129
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I don’t mind them but I also don’t really like them. I’m just not a sharp corner person. But I’ve seen some beautiful princess solitaires! 

Post # 131
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Worker bee

Bridey77:  I agree, I don’t think it’s wrong to say you just don’t care for certain styles, and people have mostly been phrasing their dislike politely, and nobody seems to have a problem with those kinds of comments (and shouldn’t). Heck, there are certain princess settings I’ve seen on the boards in the past that I wouldn’t wear either. There’s a big difference between stating you’re not crazy about a certain diamond cut and why, versus mocking it and drawing parallels between it and people considered un-classy.

Post # 132
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

bibbithebee:  My engagement ring is a 1.3 ct princess, I chose it because it’s cclassic, without being too boring. I find round cuts really boring, but read the other comments on here say they find princess really boring so it’s all a matter of personal taste.

Post # 133
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I used to like princess cuts, but my tastes have changed. I would LOVE a radiant cut diamond though! 

Post # 134
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s worth remembering that we are talking about THINGS here, specifically princess cut diamonds, not people. If someone doesn’t like the cut, it in no way is a slur on someone who likes and chose a princess. Why anyone should be offended by a person’s opinion about a rock is beyond me. I see no reason to pretend to like everything just to spare someone’s feelings. About a rock. 

Post # 135
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Do they appeal to you? Why/Why not?  Nope, I don’t like princess cut cause I dont like the sharp corners, 90 deg angles, or square look of it.

Do you think of them as classy, or edgy?  Neither, it’s just another shape for a stone

Do you prefer accser cuts over princess cuts?  Yes, softer corners.

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