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Antique vs. Modern Cuts

The evolution of diamond cuts

Our Pick: Antique Diamonds

Timeless. Rare. Heirlooms. Every diamond is like a thumbprint, completely unique with no two the same.
The number one question we get asked is the difference between antique and modern diamonds.

Rose Cut Diamonds

Rose Cut Diamonds date back to the early 1500s. Unlike more modern cuts, the table (surface) comes to a point, and they have a flat bottom.
Rose Cut Diamonds

Old Mine Cut Diamonds

Old Mine Cut Diamonds have a small table, large or "open" culet and are very deep. They were cut in round and cushion shapes.
Old Mine Cut Diamonds

Trans/Old European Diamonds

Old European Diamonds were cut in Europe while Trans were cut elsewhere.
Trans/Old European Diamonds

Modern Round Brilliant

Modern Round Brilliant has a large table and small culet. Because of the wider table, light reflects off the surface and emits a sparkling white light called brilliance.
Modern Round Brilliant

Diamond Shapes