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An old European cut diamond is a standard round cut of diamond that was first produced from 1890 to 1930. It can be called the predecessor of the modern brilliant cut diamond. It’s extremely popular among vintage jewelry collectors, and not without good reason. It’s a beautiful diamond that closely resembles the modern and adored brilliant cut diamond now. If you’re interested in knowing more about this lovely diamond before you purchase one, then you’ve come to the right place. 

What Are The Characteristics Of An Old European Cut Diamond?

Old European cut diamonds were cut by hand, as were all diamonds before the mid-1900s. Because of this, it’s easy to cut the cutlet in one of these diamonds. It’s the facet located on the bottom of a diamond, and is fairly large on this vintage cut. If the diamond is larger than one-karat, you can even find it without using a loupe. This cut of diamond also has a small table, which is the facet at the top. It has a frosted girdle (the facet that encircles the diamond), and has the same number of facets as the modern brilliant cut diamond, which is 58. These facets are larger than those of modern diamonds. 

Why Should You Buy An Old European Cut Diamond?

Much like vintage-style clothing, vintage diamonds have been growing in popularity over the recent years. Many collectors are going after these older diamonds, and many modern jewelers are beginning to produce them again. Each diamond is unique due to being cut by hand as well, meaning you’ll never find another old European cut diamond that is exactly the same as the one you may own. Not to mention, they’re environmentally conscious and conflict-free! 

If you’re in the market for an old European cut diamond, then check out Shiva’s Gold and Gems. We’ll do our best to help you find that perfect diamond for any occasion.