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FAQs about Princess Cut Diamond Rings

What is a princess-cut diamond?

A princess-cut diamond is a square or rectangular diamond cut that features a distinctive faceting pattern designed to maximize brilliance and sparkle. It is one of the most popular and sought-after diamond shapes for engagement rings, earrings, and other jewelry. The princess cut is known for its modern and elegant appearance, making it a versatile choice for various styles and settings.

Are princess cut diamonds more expensive than other cuts?

It depends on the specific diamond and its carat weight. Princess-cut diamonds tend to be one of the most expensive shapes as they require a lot of precision in their cutting process. Generally,the bigger and higher quality of diamond you choose for your ring, the pricier it will be, whether it is a princess cut or another shape such as round brilliant or cushion cut. However, if you compare two identical diamonds with different shapes side by side (one with a traditional solitaire round diamond and one with many facets like an emerald), then yes, you’ll likely find that your princess-cut charm has a slightly higher cost.

What are the popular metal choices for princess cut diamond rings?

Many people opt for traditional metals like yellow gold since this type of ring is often seen as a classic item which won’t go out of style. However, over recent years white gold has become more popular due to its modern look and feel while still maintaining a timeless appeal. Platinum is also becoming increasingly desired amongst many princess cut diamond wearers, offering an eye-catching shine that stands out from 18K gold’s popularity or even silver’s subtlety. 

Can I customize the setting for a princess cut diamond ring?

Yes, you can customize the setting for a princess cut diamond ring. With so many options available to choose from, there are plenty of ways that you can make your diamond ring special and unique. You could go with something simple like a solitaire setting or opt for one with more intricate details such as an halo or pave design. Whatever route you decide to take, customization is always possible and makes it easier to create something truly exquisite suited perfectly to your partner’s style!

How do I choose the right carat size for a princess cut diamond?

Choosing the right carat size for a princess cut diamond involves considering a combination of factors to match your personal preferences, budget, and the overall design of the ring. Ultimately there is no ‘right’ size of princess cut diamond to choose as it varies from individual to individual based on there choice, preference, budget and lifestyle.

Are princess cut diamonds more brilliant than round diamonds?

Both princess cut diamonds and round brilliant cut diamonds are known for their brilliance, but they achieve this brilliance through different facet arrangements and proportions. 

The round brilliant cut, renowned for their exceptional brilliance and sparkle,  has a 57 facet arrangement optimized for maximum light performance.

Princess cuts have a combination of kite-shaped and triangular facets that create a unique pattern of light reflection.

While princess cut diamonds exhibit excellent brilliance, they might have a different pattern of light dispersion compared to round diamonds. The light performance can vary based on the quality of the diamond’s cut, proportions, and symmetry.

Do princess cut diamonds have more visible flaws than other cuts?

Princess cut diamonds, like all diamond shapes, can have visible flaws or inclusions depending on their clarity grade and individual characteristics. The visibility of flaws is not specific to the princess cut shape itself but rather depends on factors such as the diamond’s clarity grade, size, placement of inclusions, and their visibility to the naked eye.It’s important to balance the clarity grade with your budget and personal preferences. While a higher clarity grade can.

How should I care for and clean my princess cut diamond ring?

While princess cut diamonds are relatively durable, they can still be vulnerable to chips or damage in certain situations. Clean your princess cut diamond ring regularly to remove dirt, oils, and debris that can accumulate on the surface. Use a mild solution of warm water and a gentle dish soap. Soak the ring in the solution for a few minutes, then use a soft brush (like a toothbrush) to gently scrub around the diamond and underneath the setting. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry with a lint-free cloth.

Avoid exposing the ring to harsh chemicals, such as chlorine, bleach, and household cleaning agents. When you’re not wearing your emerald cut diamond ring, store it in a soft pouch or jewelry box to protect it from scratches and dust.

Over time, prongs can wear down, and the setting can become loose. Regular maintenance, such as prong tightening and cleaning, can prevent potential problems.

While diamonds are heat-resistant, it’s best to avoid exposing your ring to extreme temperatures. Sudden temperature changes can cause metals to expand or contract, potentially affecting the setting.

If your princess cut diamond ring is of significant value, consider getting it appraised and insured to protect against loss, theft, or damage.

Schedule professional cleanings with a reputable jeweler to keep your emerald cut diamond ring looking its best. Jewelers have specialized equipment and expertise to thoroughly clean and polish the ring.

By following these care tips, you can help maintain the beauty and longevity of your princess cut diamond ring, ensuring that it remains a cherished piece of jewelry for years to come.

Do you offer any warranties or guarantees on your princess cut diamond rings?

Yes, La Joya offers a warranty on our princess cut diamond rings. All of our products are inspected and certified to ensure that they meet the highest standards and quality so you can be sure of your purchase. Additionally, when you buy one of our jewelry pieces, it comes with an unlimited 22-month guarantee completely free which covers any manufacturing defects or damaged diamonds found in the ring within this period– making sure your investment is safe and secure should anything go wrong.


At La Joya Jewelry, our mission is to make premium luxury jewelry easily accessible to those of us who believe you shouldn’t have to choose between affordability, morality and quality.


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La Joya Jewelry was born out of a free spirit and a radical thought. You shouldn’t have to choose between affordability, morality and quality. The problem was simple but the solution was disruptive of the luxury diamond jewelry industry. How can we make heirloom quality, world-class premium designs that are responsibly sourced and affordable to those who feel the same way we do? For us, the answer was crystal clear. La Joya Jewelry will not compromise on sourcing, design, affordability or service.

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    Last updated: 30th November 2023