Engagement ring

Go Bold with a Square (aka Princess) Cut Engagement Ring

Go Bold with a Square (aka Princess) Cut Engagement Ring

If you’ve seen a diamond ring with a square diamond, it was probably a princess cut engagement ring. Other square cuts for diamonds are radiant cut, cushion cut and emerald cut. Each of these has a squarish shape from the top and inverted pyramid shape from the side. The princess cut, designed in the 1960’s, is the second most popular cut for diamond engagement rings, after the round brilliant cut. A square diamond has a ratio as close to square as possible, and princess engagement rings usually have at least 58 facets.

Square cut diamonds showcase the diamond's color around the edges, accentuating the fire of the gem. Princess engagement rings are stylish and dramatic. Square cut engagement rings are popular because of their modern look. They are brilliant like the traditional round cut, while being less expensive and more forgiving—square diamonds retain up to 80 percent of the rough diamond, while a round cut only retains 50 percent. A large variety of princess diamond engagement ring styles is available.

How to Select A Square Cut Engagement Ring

Like each individual has their own personality, engagement rings are also a representation of personal style. Square diamonds adds a modern and refined element to the engagement ring; however, flair can be added with metal colors, various ring settings and designs. In this way even the square diamond engagement ring can be personalized. Be sure to look for a setting that is made to perfectly complement the square cut. Speak with one of our expert gemologists for recommendations. Below are some of our most popular square cut diamond engagement rings:

Top square cut engagement rings

You already know that square cut engagement rings can come with different diamond shapes at the center, ranging from Asscher cut stones to the more traditional princess cuts. But the style of these settings can also vary widely, which means you don't have any problem finding the perfect fit for your bride to be. See 10 of our favorites below:

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Trellis Princess Solitaire Engagement Ring

This ring is designed for a princess cut diamond—square diamonds are notoriously difficult to set because of their delicate corners. This ring securely protects the corners of the ring from damage. This ring offers a spin on the simplicity of a solitaire ring with the crossed prongs holding the diamond. Perfect for someone with a simple aesthetic, this ring is a fresh take on a traditional look.

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Three Stone Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring

Named for its two elongated diamonds framing the center diamond, this baguette engagement ring features a vintage look reminiscent of the 1900’s. Two baguette diamonds accentuate the brilliance of the center diamond. This ring is elegant, perfect for someone with a vintage flair in their style.

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Twisting Basket Diamond Engagement Ring

This ring can be set with a square center diamond, and features ornate details like cascading diamonds and twisting metal. With a design like no other engagement ring, this ring is perfect for someone unique and is a true conversation starter. The entire band has an overlapping look, like two bands twisted together, giving it unusual dimensionality.

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Twist Diamond Engagement Ring

This ring can be set with a variety of square cuts. Its precise line of motion and sparkling accent diamonds combine feminine elegance and geometric practicality. The center diamond seems to be floating, and the twisted curvature of the band gives it a contemporary look for someone with an eye for cutting-edge looks.

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Pave Edged Diamond Engagement Ring

This eye-catching ring features rows of accent diamonds which draw the eye to the elevated center diamond. The metal valley between the accent rows keeps the ring from feeling gem-heavy, and highlights the fire of the elevated diamond. This ring can be set with a variety of square cuts, and is ideal for someone who loves sparkle and unique design.

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Three Stone Trellis Princess Diamond Engagement Ring

Like other princess engagement rings, this one shows off the color of the diamonds. Unlike typical engagement rings, the focus is not on one center stone, but a system of three princess cut diamonds. A unique trellis prong design supports them, two slightly smaller, on a simple band. This ring makes a statement simply by being non-traditional, and is perfect for someone contemporary with a rebellious streak.

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Double Row Cathedral Diamond Engagement Ring

This ring combines classic features like the cathedral setting and close double row of diamonds to create an elegant ring reminiscent of the early 20th Century. This ring can be set with a variety of square cuts. The bold aesthetic of this engagement ring makes it perfect for someone bright and classy.

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Floating Halo Princess Diamond Engagement Ring

Perfect for the fashionable princess in your life, this detail-oriented ring features a large princess cut diamond framed by accent diamonds. This cut showcases the colors within the diamond. The band is also accented, making this ring glamorous and brilliant.

Square diamond engagement rings have amazing dazzle factor and are the second most popular choice for engagement rings. They flatter any hand type and are a timeless and beautiful choice.