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Modern ring designs: Square cut engagement rings

Diamond jewelry has been popular for countless of years, and fashion trends have changed from round diamonds to vintage engagement rings with most of today’s women looking for square cut engagement rings. Square cut engagement rings actually refers to a broad range of diamond shapes that include princess cut diamonds, Asscher cut diamonds and cushion cut diamonds. Mounting any of these diamond cuts onto jewelry, you can create your dream square cut engagement rings exactly as you’ve always wanted. Each diamond shape that belongs to the square cut diamond category has a vastly different look and feel, and therefore also comes with different features you need to be aware of when buying loose diamonds.

The beauty of princess cut diamonds

Princess square cut diamond rings are highly popular

The highly popular princess cut diamonds are beautiful diamonds to create your own square cut engagement rings with. Princess cut diamonds are fancy shape diamonds with a sparkle on par with round diamonds yet available at a much more affordable price. That is because this square cut yields approximately 80% of the original rough diamond, as opposed to the 50% achieved when cutting round diamonds. It is a beautiful choice for square cut engagement rings as the 58 facets give it a deep crushed ice look.

 Cushion cut diamonds for the retro-modern engagement ring

Princess square cut diamond rings are highly popular

In the early 20th century, most square cut engagement rings were mounted with cushion cut diamonds. Although there are more diamond shapes available today, cushion cut diamonds are still very popular. These square cut diamonds have large facets and rounder corners which drastically increase their brilliance. The classic cushion cut diamond has a length-to-width ration of 1.00, or slightly rectangular ranging between 1.10 and 1.20.

Royal Asscher cut diamonds have a sophisticated sparkle

Princess square cut diamond rings are sophisticated

One of the unique square cut diamond shapes, the Asscher cut has a small table, deep pavilion and high crown. Together with its signature feature, the cut corners, the eye is drawn to the center of the diamond. It’s sparkle is just as bright as the round cut diamond and the story behind the cut is one of true royalty. The modern Asscher cut diamond has 74 facets, and antique versions with 58 facets can still be found in antique jewelry stores.

 

Diamond prices for square cut engagement rings

As square cut diamonds is a category of diamonds, there are different diamond prices for each shape. To see what the diamond prices are based on today’s market, have a look at the diamond price list of wholesale diamonds. It is the price list used by diamond wholesalers across the world to calculate loose diamond prices using the Price Per Carat value. Consult a diamond expert to get accurate wholesale diamond prices for your perfect square cut diamond, and see how you can create your own bespoke diamond engagement rings with the jewelry experts from Diamond Registry.

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Advanced details for square cut diamond engagement rings

The square shape diamond that is the most expensive

There are several square cut diamonds in the diamond market as you’ve read above. From the three square shaped diamonds the princess cut is the most expensive. The diamond prices per carat for a princess cut diamond are higher than a cushion or an Asscher cut diamond.

While all three diamonds are square shape the princess cut diamond is more expensive. The reason? The surface of the princess cut appears larger due to the pointed corners.

Princess cut diamond ring with wedding band

Princess cut diamond ring

The square form that is most popular among engagement rings

While the princess cut diamonds appears to have the largest surface it is not the is the most popular diamond shape for engagement rings. The cushion cut diamond is the most popular among the square cut diamonds, especially set as a center diamond. For example, on Instagram diamond rings of square design that feature a cushion cut as center diamond perform better as they receive more likes, saves and comments.

The cushion cut has an antique, elegant and a warm appearance without being too specific looking like a princess cut diamond. The princess cut diamond is a very specific look that you like or you don’t. The sharp corners and the splintered cut pattern that scatters the light is a look that needs to fit you. In addition, a cushion cut diamond with the same carat weight looks larger than an asscher cut diamond and there are many different types of cushion cuts, making it the overall favorite square shape.

Cushion Cut Engagement Ring

Cushion Cut Engagement Ring

The different types of the cushion cut diamonds

Unlike many other fancy shape diamonds, Asscher, Radiant, Emerald, Oval, Marquise, Heart, the cushion cut diamond offer a number of types as it involves a different pattern of facet alignments. So, when you are getting a cushion cut diamond, you have several different types of cushion cut diamonds to choose from. The cushion types can be grouped in two groups, modified and antique.

The cushion modified brilliant

 

 

The antique cushion cut diamond

Popular square cut engagement ring styles

Everyone has its own taste when it comes to engagement rings, as everyone is different. However there are some engagement rings that are most popular in the market. Below several square cut engagement rings settings that are popular. Which one you like best is of course all up to you.

Cushion cut engagement rings

Cushion cut diamond with halo and split shank

Cushion cut diamond with halo and split shank

Solitaire cushion cut engagement ring

Solitaire cushion cut engagement ring

Solitaire ring setting

Cushion Cut Diamond double halo and micro pave split shank

Cushion Cut Diamond double halo and micro pave split shank

Double halo for crushed ice cushion cut diamond

Double halo for crushed ice cushion cut diamond

Cushion cut set with sapphire halo in art deco styled ring

Cushion cut set with sapphire halo in art deco styled ring

Cushion Cut Diamond in cross over art deco styled ring setting

Cushion Cut Diamond in cross over art deco styled ring setting

Asscher cut engagement rings

Asscher cut diamond set in a low prong solitaire with pave diamonds in the band

Asscher cut diamond set in a low prong solitaire with pave diamonds in the band

Asscher cut diamond ring flanked with side stones and micro pave diamonds in the band

Asscher cut diamond ring flanked with side stones and micro pave diamonds in the band

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Asscher Cut diamond ring set in solitaire with micro pave diamonds. The band is thin to make the diamond look larger

Asscher cut engagement ring flanked with side stones

Asscher cut engagement ring flanked with side stones

Princess cut engagement rings

Princess cut diamond set with halo and crossover band. Creating a vintage appearance

Princess cut diamond set with halo and crossover band. Creating a vintage appearance

Princess cut in solitaire ring setting

Princess cut in solitaire ring setting

Princes cut diamond set in bezel setting with sharp cornered halo

Princes cut diamond set in bezel setting with sharp cornered halo

Princess diamond set in solitaire twisted band setting

Princess diamond set in solitaire twisted band setting

Princess cut diamond with micro pave diamonds in the band that splits

Princess cut diamond with micro pave diamonds in the band that splits