Antique diamond cuts

Antique Diamond Cuts


Diamond cuts have been unique and varied throughout the history of this unique gemstone. The cut of a diamond not only manages to showcase an immense value of this gemstone, but their cut is actually different based on the manufacturing and cutting process and the era of when the diamond has been cut. This is why many of the old diamonds are rare, as they were cut and polished in a way you just can’t find that often nowadays. One thing to note is that these cuts are very sought after and they do have a great quality and a very romantic and vintage feel to them as well.

Single Cut

These cuts have a very large table and they also come with an octagonal girdle. The bottom edge of the diamond can either be flat or pointed, depending on the model. One thing to note here is that a single cut has 18 facets. This particular cut dates from the 1300s and it really is one of the oldest ones out there.

Rose Cut

A rose cut has a dome shaped crown found at a flat bottom and it rises to the apex. It can have anywhere from 3 up to 24 facets which makes it very refined, unique and visually appealing. This particular cut was very popular during the 1500s and more specifically the Victorian era afterwards.

Old Mine Cut

This cut has a small table, a high crown and a flat culet that is also quite large. They are pretty similar to the cushion cut that you can find right now and they were very popular during the 1700s.

Old European Cut

This one was similar to the old mine cut as it has a large flat culet, a small table and a high crown. What makes it distinct though is the fact that it comes with a circular girdle. It has 58 facets as well and that makes it the precursor of the current modern round brilliant cut.

The Modern Round Brilliant Cut

This cut started to emerge during the 1900s when the diamond cutters started to use new techniques. The introduction of the round brilliant cut was a breakthrough in the industry and it continued to wow the industry with its unique appeal and the fact that it had 58 different faces. The round brilliant cut did became a little prevalent during the retro and art deco periods. Also, this cut is known for its circular girdle which does make it distinct and similar to the Old European cut in this regard.

Despite the fact that these cuts are somewhat common to many of the modern ones, their visual appeal and quality still manages to make them some of the best in the industry. If you truly want to be impressed and obtain some incredible results, these are by far some of the best out these. They offer that antique, unique and refined visual value that you can rarely find anywhere else.

Don’t hesitate and purchase these if you can, they are an extraordinary gift and one of the most precious collector items on the market.

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