Old Cut Diamond
"Old Miner" cut diamonds date back to the 1830's and were common until the turn of the century. These diamonds are considered the earliest form of a round brilliant cut. Since cutters fashioned every stone by hand, and there was no standardization for the cut, these antique diamonds often lack symmetry. They are mostly off-round shape with high crown, small table and open culet. They are a unique cut that makes them distinct in a market saturated by round brilliants.
Old European Cut
This diamond cut was the primary shape used in Art Deco jewelry design from 1915-1930's. They have very small tables, ranging from 45% to 57%, and features a high crown. They usually have big facets, and a large culet. As a predecessor of round brilliant cuts, they have a circular round shape. The Old Euro cut is a vintage diamond shape that will surely be one of a kind.
Old Transition Cut
Transitional-cut diamonds typically bridge the gap between antique and vintage. These diamonds are unique in that they fall outside the parameters of the Old Mine and Old European cuts of the 1800 and yet, they do not quite measure up to today’s standard Modern Round Brilliant. These progressive cuts evolved toward a larger table, a lower crown, and a smaller culet than previous cuts.
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