Professional Jeweler Archive: Royal Cut

January 2001

Diamonds/New Products

Royal Cut

Square cuts of any variety have a strong following, but the princess cut leads the way

Invented in 1961 by Arpad Nagy, a London diamond cutter, the princess cut features a large surface with good internal reflection. “The brilliance of this cut is what entices consumers into buying it,” says Lillian Reilly, production manager at Kimberley Diamond Co., New York City.
New design options have contributed to the popularity of princess-cut diamonds. They are geometric, clean and in line with the minimal, traditional design movement. Here’s a sample.

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.

Line bracelets are crafted in 14k white or yellow gold and can hold from 3.0 to 12.50 carats of princess-cut diamonds. Suggested retail, $4,800 to $39,000.

Sidney Schlusselberg Co., El Paso, TX; (800) 351-0099, fax (915) 533-4848.

Platinum X and O necklace features 33.42 carats of princess-cut diamonds, 5.50 carats of square-cut diamonds and 8.93 carats of full-cut brilliants. Suggested retail, $225,000.

William Levine Fine Jewels LLC, Chicago, IL; (800) LEVINES or (312) 236-3700, fax (312) 580-7470,

Photo by Peter Hurst

Interlocking “Union” engagement and wedding band set is crafted in .950 platinum and set with a 1.06-ct. princess-cut diamond. Suggested retail, $14,500.

Jeannette Fossas, San Juan, Puerto Rico; (787) 722-4154, fax (787) 722-3858,

Platinum three-stone ring features a 1-ct. princess-cut center diamond flanked by two smaller princess-cut diamonds totaling 1.07 carats. Suggested retail, $17,700.

Kimberley Diamond Co., New York City; (800) 223-4104 or (212) 227-3155, fax (212) 791-7731.

14k or 18k gold necklace features rows of princess-cut diamonds.

Variety Gem Co., New York City; (800) 735-4367 or (212) 921-1820, fax (212) 921-1834.

Versatile 14k gold pendant is invisibly set with four princess-cut diamonds on one side and four princess-cut sapphires or rubies on the other side. Suggested retail, $725.

Van Dell, Providence, RI; (401) 943-2100,
fax (401) 943-4230.

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