History of Princess Engagement Rings
The princess cut is one of the newest diamond shapes available; the cut was invented in 1961 by cutter Arpad Nagy in England. He called it the “profile” cut, though it was commonly referred to as the princess cut even then. The cut was quickly popular due to its economy and striking appearance. Perhaps as a result of its name, some people may wonder if princess cuts are more expensive, but because it utilizes so much of the rough stone (80%), princess-cut stones are priced lower than those with other cuts. Though it doesn’t have quite the brilliance of the round-cut diamond, the princess-cut diamond has more than enough shine and striking lines to create a pleasing aesthetic. These traits catapulted the princess-cut diamond to popularity almost immediately, and it is still rising in 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.
Kate Bosworth — Michael Polish pulled out all the stops when asking American actress Kate Bosworth for her hand. 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 ring is as timeless as their 15-year marriage. The 3-carat princess-cut diamond ring is reportedly worth $100,000.
Star Jones — One of the original co-hosts of The View, Star received a real stunner from first husband Al Reynolds. Her seven-carat princess-cut diamond was flanked by baguette and round French-set diamonds.
Snooki — Jersey Shore star Snooki was given her ring by Jionni LaValle, who made a few appearances on the show, then formed a relationship with Snooki off the set. Her three-carat princess-cut diamond is set in a band that holds two-carat round-cut diamonds as well.
Hilary Duff — Hilary and first husband Mike Comrie may not be together anymore, but their engagement ring sure is a stunner. Her 4.5-carat princess-cut diamond was reportedly worth $300,000.
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