Although the princess Cut diamond has only been around since the 1960s, it has seen an almost meteoric rise in demand, making it one of the most popular cuts of diamond to date, second only to the round brilliant cut.
The princess cut diamond is a very popular shape among both diamond cutters and buyers for good reason. For the cutter, the square shape allows the cut to retain more crystal weight. For buyers, the final cut is cheaper because it retains more of the rough diamond, 80% as opposed to the 50% of the round brilliant diamond. Princess cut diamonds are able to combine the brilliance of a round brilliant cut diamond with a very distinctive square shape.
The Accredited Gem Appraisers (AGA) and the American Gem Society Laboratory (AGSL) are two of the only labs that will grade this particular cut of diamond cut for cut. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) refuses to specify cut grading standards for the princess cut, as they believe there is not enough consensus or empirical data to do so. As the top grading institute in the world, the GIA takes extreme measures to ensure the protection of consumers from would-be scams.
Originally, the “Princess Cut” was used in conjunction with a different cut known as a “Profile Cut,” created in 1961 by a British cutter named Arpad Nagy. The same name was used later by jewelers in Israel. As yet another turn, a similar diamond with only 49 facets, as opposed to the 58 facets of the original, was later named “The Quadrillion” and was sold by Ambar Diamonds in L.A.
The most important thing you can do to make sure you get the most for your Princess Cut diamond is to know exactly what you have. Pawngo’s team of evaluators are all GIA certified gemologists. The Gemological Institute of America is world renowned for their accuracy in evaluating diamonds, so a stone certified by the GIA is sure to bring you top dollar. Knowing the four C’s (carat, cut, clarity, color) for your Princess Cut diamond will help in being sure you get the most accurate estimate possible and the funding you need when you need it.
With Pawngo, loaning against your Princess Cut diamond is easier than ever. Our GIA certified evaluators have decades of experience in diamond evaluation as well as the stone market as a whole. Pawngo will make absolutely sure that you receive a fair market price for your stone when getting a loan. It’s as simple as filling out an application and agreeing to the initial estimate by our team of evaluators.. You can pawn your Princess Cut diamond and be sure that it is safe and sound for the entirety of your loan period in Pawngo’s secure vault. Biometric security, steel-reinforced walls and all the bulletproof glass you can shake a stick at makes sure that your Princess Cut diamond stays locked up and out of harm’s way. Click the button above to Get Started Now!