Buying Princess Cut Diamonds in Aventura

z_ri01533Residents of Aventura know that Jackie Abraham Jewelers is the place to go when they are looking for a Princess cut diamond for a brooch, ring or necklace. Princess cut diamonds are the second most popular cut shape for diamonds, next to a round brilliant and are extremely good choices for engagement and wedding rings.

When looking directly at the face of the diamond it is a perfect square and when viewed from the side it is similar to an inverted pyramid with four beveled sides. Created in the 1960s, the princess cut is a relatively new diamond cut and is sometimes referred to as a square modified brilliant. The square prince cut diamond is popular among diamond cutters. It is important to note that some Princess cut diamonds are rectangular, and are generally cheaper.

A square princess cut diamond is generally a bit less expensive than a round brilliant cut diamond of the same carat weight. The reason it is cheaper is because a square princess cut diamond retains approximately 80% of the rough diamond, while a round brilliant diamond retains only about 50% of the rough.

Currently there are only two laboratories which grade princess diamond cuts, cut-for-cut: Accredited Gem Appraisers (AGA) and American Gem Society Laboratory (AGSL) and European Gem Laboratories-USA (EGL-USA).

You should always check with a certified gemologist, like Jackie Abraham Jewelers, before making any diamond purchase to ensure that you get the highest value diamond for your investment.

3 Tips From Jackie Abraham for Selecting a Princess Cut Diamond

1. Price and Clarity
Princess cuts exhibit a good deal of brilliance and sparkle (second only to the brilliant round cut) which helps minimize any inclusions in the diamond. Princess cut diamonds with clarity lower than SI1 are rare, and buyers should focus on stones graded VS1, VS2 and SI1 with no visible inclusions. Pay careful attention to the corners of a princess cut diamond. Often inclusions in the corners will cause them to weaken and chip away.

2. Choosing Color and Cut
Look for stones that don’t have a visible yellow tint when evaluating the color of a princess cut diamond. Going lower than I-color grade you will start seeing yellow in the stone. Color grades higher D, E, and F are sometimes purchased. However, it may not be worth the additional money to purchase these higher color grades as you won’t likely see a noticeable difference with your naked eye.

NOTE: If your princess diamond cut will be set together with diamond accents, make sure that the accent diamonds are the same color as the center stone and are not more than one grade apart.

Since there is no jewelry uniform standard as to what proportions the best princess cut should have, a quality report for a princess cut is based upon the diamond’s polish and symmetry. You are looking for a minimum a grade of “good.”

Diamond cutters will maximize the stone’s brilliance by the manner in which they cut the stone, without causing the stone to appear too shallow or too deep. The general rule of thumb is to look for stones whose total depth (or height) is about 70% of their width (with a 5% plus or minus deviation). When viewed from the top, the princess cut diamond should look square (stones that look rectangular are usually cheaper).

3. Selecting a Setting
Always purchase a setting which will protect the princess diamond’s corners as this is where the diamond is the thinnest. V-prong settings are great choices for keeping a princess cut diamond safe.

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Buy and Sell Diamonds in Aventura

Jackie Abraham Jewelers buys and sells diamonds and other types of fine and estate jewelry such as diamond and gold bracelets, earrings, engagement rings, necklaces, and watches from Aventura residents.

Sell diamond jewelry you no longer want by calling today and scheduling your complimentary evaluation. Always go to a certified gemologist, like those at Jackie Abraham’s, when having diamonds and fine jewelry appraised.

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Are you looking for a Jewelry Buyer in Aventura?

Jackie Abraham Fine and Estate Jewelry is your best, most trusted choice. We don’t just sell jewelry but we also buy jewelry from individuals. We buy and sell diamonds in Aventura, and many other local communities.

Aventura residents can sell diamond jewelry to Jackie Abraham with complete confidence. During our no-obligation consultation we will give you a detailed valuation of your diamond and gold jewelry. Jackie’s certified gemologists are experts in all GIA diamond grading techniques. Once we have appraised your diamond and gold jewelry we are able to make you an offer and you can receive your payment immediately. All client buying and selling transactions are completely confidential.

Although specializing in estate and fine jewelry, Jackie Abraham Jewelers buys and sells diamonds and jewelry of all types, including diamond pins and brooches. Jackie Abraham also buys gold, platinum, watches, and antique estate pins and brooches made of different gemstones, silver, diamond, gold and pearl.

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If you’re looking to upgrade, trade, replace or sell diamond jewelry, Jackie Abraham Jewelers can offer an extensive inventory of high-quality, fine jewelry for you to select from. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and in Aventura, Jackie Abraham is your best friend in the diamond industry.

I am always amazed! Every time I have come into Jackie Abraham Jewelers I am amazed and pleased at the number of quality jewelry pieces Jackie has to offer. We brought in an old antique brooch that used to belong to my wife’s mother, and my wife walked away with a beautiful diamond watch and “cash-in-hand.” The staff is always nice and friendly, helpful too. I really appreciate their expertise and attention to service. I will definitely will keep this place in mind for my next big purchase, and tell all my friends about them when they want to sell diamond jewelry.” — G. Smith


Please contact us to schedule a free consultation if you are interested in selling, trading-in or trading-up. Find out what your family and estate heirlooms are worth. We look forward to serving you.

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Tips for selecting an emerald cut diamond

  • An emerald cut with a square profile is typically referred to as Asscher cut
  • Because emeralds are not cut to maximize their brilliance as are round cut diamonds, flaws and inclusions are more visible in an emerald cut diamond
  • Emerald cuts are not graded on cut quality by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) only polish and symmetry grades
  • Typically a good emerald-cut diamond will have a total depth that is 60% to 70% of their width (not length)
  • It is suggested not to go below H color when selecting an emerald cut