In recent times, people who love jewelry have started liking the loose diamonds. The main reason why loose diamonds have turned out to be so popular is that it allows the customers to personalize their own diamond jewelry as they can choose the cut as well as the precious metal that they like. Hence, a lot of jewelry stores today provide loose diamonds to their customers. But the loose diamonds that are available in the market are not all of the same type and some of them come in different kinds of shapes and sizes. Among the different kinds of diamond engagement rings available today the most popular are the princess cut engagement rings.
The emerald cut diamond which is rectangular in shape highlights the clarity of the diamond. The princess cut diamond has now become the preferred choice for the diamonds that are used on engagement rings as well as stud earrings. The princess cut engagement rings are made from a diamond that is normally a square cut with pointed corners. The shape also highlights an important aspect of the diamond like the emerald cut does; its color. The stones on diamond engagement rings come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes but the length to width ratio they say is important. For princess cut diamonds, the perfect length to width ratio is said to lie between 1 and 1.10.
In the olden days whenever we had to buy one of the diamond engagement rings for our loved one, we had to flit from one jewelry shop to another is search of the perfect engagement ring. This could end up being quite a tiring process and many a time the shops would have only limited choice often forcing you to buy from whatever was available. The princess cut engagement rings too would have very little choice to select from.
However, with the advent of the Internet technology, we can now shop online at our own convenience any time of the night or day even if it is a holiday from the comfort of your own bedroom. No need of dressing up and trudging to your local market; you can even save on fuel this way. Some of the online jewelry stores even let you customize the diamond engagement rings to suit your tastes so that your loved one will have a unique piece which you have helped design. The same holds good for the princess cut engagement rings; you can choose the stone, the metal from which the band is to be made whether it is silver, while gold, yellow gold, titanium or platinum. And then you have the setting; it would do well if you know what your fiancée's tastes are like so that you know that she will like what she is going to get; after all, you buy an engagement ring just once in a lifetime.