The princess-cut diamond shape was first invented in 1961 by cutter Arpad Nagy in England. First dubbed the “profile” cut, the shape quickly became popular due to its economy and striking appearance. Later, it peaked in popularity in the 80s and 90s.
The stunning shine and striking lines of the princess-cut diamond create a pleasing aesthetic to make this shape more than just a passing trend. The princess-cut diamond engagement ring continues to enjoy popularity today.
Celebrities With Princess Engagement Rings
If you are looking for some inspiration from a familiar source, you might be interested to read about these celebrities who have opted for princess-cut diamond engagement rings.
Michael Polish pulled out all the stops when asking American actress Kate Bosworth for her hand, with an exquisite princess-cut engagement ring. Kate’s princess-cut diamond rests in a solitaire setting on a platinum ring.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
A gift from fiancé Freddie Prinze when he popped the question in April 2001, Sarah Michelle Gellar’s princess engagement ring is as timeless as their marriage. The 3-carat princess-cut diamond ring is reportedly worth $100,000.
One of the original co-hosts of The View, Star, received a stunning ring from her first husband, Al Reynolds. Her seven-carat princess-cut diamond was flanked by baguette and round French-set diamonds.
Hilary and her first husband, Mike Comrie, may not be together anymore, but their princess engagement ring is a beauty. Her 4.5-carat princess-cut diamond was reportedly worth $300,000.