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A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Princess Cut Engagement Ring

Discover the brilliance of a Princess Cut Engagement Ring. 

Diamond engagement rings might seem to share much in common—after all, whether you’re looking at a princess cut engagement ring or a round brilliant cut, it can be tricky to tell the difference. However, the type of ring you choose reflects your love, your passion, and your fiancée-to-be’s own unique style and beauty. While some engagement ring varieties are more popular than others, it’s smart to know how the type of center stone makes a ring particularly special. An increasingly popular choice, the princess cut engagement ring is classic and timeless, modern and trendy for women everywhere.

Clowes Jewellers of Red Deer, Alberta offers a guide to shoppers seeking a princess cut engagement ring. Here’s what you need to know before you choose the right ring, from the shape of the diamond to the various settings available. 

What is a Princess Cut Engagement Ring?

A princess cut engagement ring is a sparkling style that features a center diamond with a square-shaped face. When you gaze upon a princess cut engagement ring, you’ll notice pyramids reflected below its gleaming surface as well as many facets atop its face. Those facets are what give this diamond shape its vivacity and flash—the princess cut diamond captures light in each facet, shining with a brilliance not found in other shapes and variations.

Considered one of the most popular engagement ring styles today, a princess cut ring is both fancy and full of sparkle, clean and timeless. 

What Makes a Princess Cut Special?

The detailed cuts that form the princess cut shape are what make this type of engagement ring a truly special choice. Cut to maximize a diamond’s natural dazzle, princess cut stones are purposely shaped to be brighter and more brilliant than other variations. With the diamond’s facets forming clean lines and neat angles, a princess cut ring is elegant in any setting.

Considered chic and traditional because it allows the center diamond to shine brightly, princess cut diamonds are reminiscent of vintage ring styles. In addition to its everlasting style, a princess cut diamond ring is a very modern choice; it’s suitable for brides-to-be who wish for a ring that will never fade in terms of trends, as well as those who wish to stay current with what’s hot right now. It’s this timeless nature of the princess cut, along with its brilliantly gleaming shine, that makes this choice so popular. The princess cut is also adaptable, well suited for every type of ring from solitaire to three stone, antique or contemporary.

Timeless and On-Trend Collections of Princess Cut Rings

There’s great variety from which to choose when looking for a princess cut engagement ring. As a relative newcomer to the world of diamond shapes and engagement ring styles, there are countless designs that allow the princess cut to sparkle and shine against beautiful detailing. Collections like the Noam Carver Modern and the Simon G Vintage Explorer present the princess cut diamond in the center encircled by stylish flair. Designs in the Canadian Rocks The Origins and Frederic Sage Wide Shanks collections also offer a trendy take on the princess cut ring, featuring surrounding accents and layers of gemstones. 

Although the princess cut is a more modern choice, there are countless designs by renowned designers who put a traditional, timeless spin on their rings. The Hearts on Fire Triplicity Dream and Deco Chic collections, as well as the Canadian Rocks Premium Solitaire collection feature princess cut rings that capture a more vintage look. With details like side stones and clean, polished bands, these collections offer classic twists on the modern look of the princess cut diamond by keeping the setting clean and simple, highlighting the diamond above all else.

Visit Clowes Jewellers to Pick the Princess Cut Engagement Ring

As the place where Central Alberta gets engaged, Clowes Jewellers knows how to help customers find the perfect princess cut engagement ring. Browse our extensive selection of exquisite princess cut rings in a wide variety of settings, and find the style that suits your future bride and the love of your life. With the help of our knowledgeable and skilled staff (who are also bridal jewellery experts), finding that dream ring is an easy and enjoyable task. Visit our showroom in Red Deer, Alberta or learn more about our princess cut engagement rings by calling 800-890-4767 or emailing


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