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Antique vs Vintage
Vintage and antique jewelries are not the same. They can’t be used interchangeably since they cover different time periods. We’ll classify what makes a jewelry vintage or antique.
- The jewelry is between 50 years and 100 years old.
- Vintage jewelry are less likely to break that’s why they are often worn, used, or displayed.
- The vintage designs can be easily incorporated into fashion-forward outfits and be paired with today’s hottest trends.
- A jewelry is considered “antique” if it’s over 100 years old.
- They are made from high-quality materials and crafted with superior level of craftsmanship.
- Antique jewelries can be too old or too valuable to be worn, used, or displayed.
This is what makes vintage jewelry different from antique jewelry.
How we Evaluate Vintage Diamonds
Evaluating vintage diamonds is a bit different than evaluating new ones. This is why we’ve laid out here the specifications on how we evaluate vintage diamonds in case you want to sell your vintage diamond.
The 4 C’s
Of course, every diamond is measured through it’s 4C’s (color, cut, clarity, and carat weight) but, as what I’ve said, it’s a little bit different for vintage diamonds. The qualities that are considered the most in modern diamonds might be the last thing to consider in evaluating vintage diamonds.
Vintage diamonds have stories to tell. It doesn’t only carry warmth and beauty, but also history and lasting legacy that determines its value. So, this is how we evaluate your vintage diamonds:
Vintage diamonds have a slightly warmer hue because of the geographical mines available at that time. There are some cases that the color of vintage diamonds are not noticeable and can only be detected by gemologists. The color is graded from the side of the diamond, not from the top, so it all depends from where your diamond faces up and it will be graded from its sides. The setting can be a major factor in evaluating the color. Make sure that the setting doesn’t cover up the sides of the vintage diamond to help with its value.
The cut of the diamond means two things: the manner in which the diamond was physically cut, and the shape of the diamond.
As we all know, the diamond’s cut gives its sparkle. The cut creates a dazzling-prism like effect that catches the attention of everyone making them drawn to the sight of the diamond. Vintage diamonds have large facets that make them dazzle in front of a candlelight, and that light is where they are cut with before electricity.
The method of cutting vintage diamonds has evolved over the history. Very early method of cutting diamonds were Point Cuts and Table Cuts that paved the way for cuts like Rose Cuts, Pear Cuts, Emerald Cuts and more. There was one famous method used and that is the Old Mine Cut. This method has made the diamonds to sparkle more and look more brilliant in the light. It has also paved the way for the Old Mine Cushion cut has been the first choice of most people back in the era. This cut shows or its face up appears a little larger than their actual carat weight, making it look like a larger stone. Each vintage Old Mine Cut diamonds were hand cut, the cutters weren’t trying to create a perfect circular diamonds but were simply trying to get a cool, unique shape from the rough diamond. This results in a small, circular flat bottom to the stone.
When electricity was discovered, a few more different vintage diamond cuts had come to rise. These are Old European Cuts, Emerald Cuts, Round Brilliants and many more. The cut and color of a vintage diamond can give you hints to its history.
Vintage diamonds are a real treasure for it not only holds elegance and value, but it also holds a rich history of the culture of the country and as well as the processes that these diamonds have gone through in different eras.
If you want to sell your vintage diamonds to us, don’t hesitate, message us directly. We will give you a free quote with a fair price for your cherished vintage diamonds.