Antique Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

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About Antique Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

Timeless as it is stunning, the antique cut diamond engagement and anniversary ring has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years. The style of cutting used for the antique cut diamond is approached in a way that the proportions of the stone were shaped by the light coming through the crown, or top of the diamond. This light then hits the culet, or bottom most facet, then pops back out through the crown in a rainbow of brilliant coloring. Consider the phenomenon of a crystal chandelier, and you’ll grasp an idea of this rainbow brilliance.

But the love of the antique cut diamond goes beyond the brilliance. Many people are flocking toward this cut in an effort to recapture an entire era gone by. Antique cut diamond rings have been immortalized in paintings and old photographs ingrained in our memories.

The many styles of antique diamond cuts

There are, in fact, many types of antique diamond cuts available, oftentimes representing the time period they were invented or popular. These include:

  1. Single cut - Typically has 18 facets and dates back to the 1300s.
  2. Rose cut - Features a dome-shaped crown and flat bottom, with 3 - 24 facets, and dating back to the 1500s.
  3. Old mine cut - Dating back to the 1700s, the old mine cut has a squarish girdle with gently rounded corners.
  4. Old European cut - Features a high crown, circular girdle, and 58 facets. It dates back to the 1800s and was used prominently during the Victorian era.

Who is the antique cut diamond engagement ring ideal for?

The antique cut diamond is ideal for someone looking to recapture the beauty of eras gone by. Each cut represents a specific and well documented era, and the antique cut is ideal for someone who embraces the style of past eras.

Our collection of antique cut diamond engagement rings

At Mark Broumand, our antique cut diamond engagement and anniversary rings are available in various settings and designs. Our rings can be customized to your specific taste, as well.