Old Mine Cut diamonds date back to the 18th Century, making these very rare diamonds from the 1700’s and would be considered Antiques rather than Vintage, most of them. The style of the cut, is a rounded square or rectangular cushion-style cut. But, because the ‘Old Mine Cut’ diamond was practiced before diamond bruting was invented, they are expected to have dull edges and of course the cut is not as sophisticated as what we now call round brilliant or true cushion cut diamonds. These pieces came before the “Old European Cut” diamonds and are interesting when viewed up close, lexicon is apparent as you can almost see each hand-crafted cut on the diamond surface.
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