Searching for the perfect vintage cut diamond?

Antique cut diamonds are highly sought after today for their beautiful, romantic appearance. We carry a full range of vintage cut diamonds from the desirable antique cushion; to the broad facets of old European cuts, to the artistic rose cuts.

We advise all buyers to recognize, there is no set standard for vintage cut diamonds. Just because a vintage cut diamond contains a grading certificate doesn’t guarantee its value or its beauty. We encourage all clients to visit our San Diego store to visually compare several vintage cut diamonds side-by-side and make an informed buying decision.

Below is a short list of the antique diamond cuts available in our San Diego Store.

ANTIQUE CUSHION

Traditionally known as Old Mine Cut (omc) or Old Mine Brilliant (omb) diamonds. This diamond cut has a high crown, a small table size, large or flat culet, and beautiful chunky facets. Antique cushions can possess a squarish appearance with rounded corners, or a rectangular shape with rounded corners. Circa 1700’s.

OLD EUROPEAN CUTS

Similar to the Old Mine Cut, but more circular in its shape. Old European Cut Diamonds showcase a high crown angle, a small table size, and a small to large open culet. The majority of Old European Cut diamonds show warmth in color, a broad facet pattern, and old-world charm. Circa 1820’s.

ROSE CUTS

The classic rose cut diamond has a flat base and a crown composed of triangular facets, usually 12-24, in symmetrical arrangement, which rise to form a point. They are usually circular in shape although other shapes are often used. Popular amongst the modern bride who is searching for antique diamonds that offer a big look, subtle brilliance, and unique character. Circa 1520’s.

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