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Antique Diamond Cuts
Antique diamond cuts are diamonds that were mined and cut anywhere between the 1300s and the 1930s. Antique diamond cuts are rich with history and are truly unique in a way that these diamonds were cut by hand.
Most antique cut diamonds offer a very romantic and soulful appeal. They often feature larger faceting and a softer look that their most distinctive quality is that they’re not as dazzling or sparkly as most modern cut diamonds.
They are different than modern diamond cuts because they need to be viewed in the candlelight to see their beautiful, soft appearance with a soft glow and romantic feel.
These cuts really go well for those who particularly appreciate antique and vintage styles. Antique diamond cuts are different on to another so every antique diamond cuts varies in value. Every piece has their own beauty, carat weight and other factors. A diamond’s age and history can also play a role in how much it’s worth, especially if the stone is of special historical or cultural significance.
Types of Antique Diamond Cuts
There are different types of antique diamond cuts. Here are several types of cuts that originated from 1300s to 1930s:
- Single Cut: The single cut is an extremely old diamond cut dating to the 1300s. It features eight crown facets and eight pavilion facets with a large table and octagonal girdle. It has an octagonal shape, and the bottom edge of the diamond may be pointed or it may be flat.
- Rose Cut: The rose cut features anywhere from three to 24 facets that resembles the shape of a rose bud. That’s where it got its name due to its shape that looks like a rose bud’s bloom. A rose cut diamond features a flat bottom with a dome-shaped crown, allowing the facets to meet in the center at an apex. This cut was discovered way back from the 1500s. The rose cut diamond became popular during the Georgian (1714-1837) and Victorian (1837-1901) eras due to its symbolic representation of romance and love.
- Old Mine Cut: This cut features a square-shaped girdle with slightly rounded corners. Old mine cut diamonds have a high crown, a small table, and a large, flat culet. It also has a deep pavilion with 58 facets that is similar to the modern round brilliant cut or to today’s cushion cut. Old mine cuts appeared in early 1700s and were popular during the Georgian and Victorian eras.
- Old European Cut: The Old European cut dates to the 1800s and was used mostly during the Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Nouveau eras. The old European cut is round in shape, and it possess a high crown, small table, and a large, flat culet. With 58 facets, it is the predecessor of today’s modern round brilliant cut. The old European cut is regarded as the most advanced antique cut because of its stunning, organic feel makes it a vintage favorite.
- Modern Round Brilliant Cut: Round brilliant cut was introduced in the year 1919. The round brilliant cut has become the standard and most popular way to cut diamonds because of its ability to maximize fire and brilliance. The round brilliant cut diamond has a circular girdle and 58 facets similar to the old European cut. However, the round brilliant cut lacks a culet. This cut became popular during the Art Deco and Retro periods.
How We Buy Antique Diamond Cuts
Here is our guide on how we buy antique diamonds:
- The 4C’s: The “4 C’s” of diamonds are: Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carats. The 4C’s is the basis for grading these diamonds.
- Diamond Cut and Shape: Diamond cut refers to how the diamond and light interact in regards to its proportions, symmetry and polish while diamond shape refers to the outline of the stone. I have just discussed with you the different antique diamond cuts, now here are the different antique diamond shapes: pear, emerald. marquise, and asscher.
- Diamond Clarity: Clarity is about the clearness and cleanness of the diamond. The lesser the inclusions, the higher it is in the clarity scale. Here is how we grade the diamonds by clarity F- Flawless, IF- Internally Flawless, VVS1-2— Very, Very Slightly Included, VS1-2— Very Slightly Included, SI1-2— Slightly Included, I1-2— Included.
- Diamond Color Guide: Diamonds are assigned a letter grade on a scale to denote their color starting with D and ending with Z. Here is how we grade it by color: D through F – “colorless”, G through J – “near colorless”, K through M – “faint”, N through R – “very light”, S through Z – “light”. Those diamonds that are whiter or colorless are considered very rare and that increases the value of your diamond.
- Diamond Carats: As always, diamond carats are hugely considered when it comes to pricing a diamond. So, the higher the carat weight, the bigger the value of your diamond.
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