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Princess Cut Diamond Ring: 0.68 carat in Basket Head and Cathedral Shank mounting

Princess Cut Diamond Ring: 0.68 carat in Basket Head and Cathedral Shank mounting

This gorgeous princess cut diamond ring has a 0.68 carat square modified brilliant cut diamond prong-set in a platinum mounting with a four-prong basket-style head and cathedral-style shank.

Princess Cut Diamond Ring: 0.68 carat in Basket Head and Cathedral Shank mounting

Princess Cut Diamond Ring: 0.68 carat in Basket Head and Cathedral Shank mounting

The princess cut diamond measures 4.95 x 4.79 x 3.54 mm so it has a length-to-width ratio of 1.03, which appears square to the eye. The GIA considers shapes square when the length-to-width ratio is 1.05 or less. The princess cut diamond has a 73.9% depth percentage and a 75% table percentage. For princess shape diamonds, we suggest a depth of 58-76% and table of 58-77% with smaller percentages producing larger size for the carat weight and better cut.

The princess cut diamond is the second most popular diamond shape. The princess shape is a great option for women that love the brilliance of their mother’s round diamond but prefer a modern square shape. It should be noted that the princess cut is one of the most difficult diamond shapes to set. The corners of the princess shape diamond come to points and are relatively fragile. The prongs are carefully formed to hug the sides of the corners and are gently shaped over the top of the corners to secure the princess cut diamond in the platinum mounting. The width of the band gradually tapers down to the shank. Often, solitaire diamond rings are set too high and are at risk for damage.

If you would like a stunning princess cut basket and cathedral style engagement or anniversary diamond ring, just tell us what type of diamond and budget you want. We will be happy to search for your diamond using our excellent cut parameters. Then we can have the custom basket and cathedral setting made so you will have one of the most beautiful princess diamond rings you have every seen.