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Four Vintage-Inspired Diamond Engagement Rings: Radiant Cut, Old European Cut, Pear Shaped & Asscher Cut Diamonds

Posted on May 15th, 2016

There is a certain stunning quality and undeniable appeal to vintage diamond engagement rings, whether it is a antique emerald cut, old European cut, oval cut, pear shaped, radiant cut or asscher cut engagement ring. Vintage styles feature bold angles and large, open tables for that distinctive eye-catching look. They are popular with people from many walks of life, and are often displayed by fashionable celebrities, whose fortunes are based in part on their ability to maintain an in-depth appearance of class and style.

Single Band

This 1.36 carat vintage engagement ring’s radiant cut diamond is framed by an elegant and graceful single band. With its own adornment of pavé diamonds, this single band offers a striking vintage appearance through its expansive surface area. Its appearance is reminiscent of various artistic styles from the 60’s and 70’s, including Art Deco, as well as that which was then considered to be Avant Garde.

Vintage Halo

The emblematic look of cropped corners strongly favors the grace and elegance of a central asscher cut stone, prominently displayed by this vintage halo engagement ring. The rare and undeniable appeal of the ring’s old-fashioned shape is enhanced by the band’s beaded detailing and the brilliance of its micropavé diamonds. The halo style was popular for many years, and is now one of the most favored of vintage engagement ring looks. This 2.63 carat asscher cut engagement ring is sure to capture the heart of your special someone.

Old European Cut Diamond Vintage Engagement Ring Halo

This 2.16 carat old European cut diamond is in its own league. It’s hard to surpass this European cut diamond for sheer class, while the added luster of the cut elevates this vintage ring into something that will ensure all eyes rest upon it. This particular ring offers a stunningly classic shape. This is truly a timeless piece.

Pear Shaped Diamond Vintage Engagement Ring

This stunning 3.51 carat pear diamond is gleaming and exceptional. There’s nothing wrong with sticking to known qualities when they exemplify the taste of this vintage engagement ring. On this particular ring, the center stone is truly the focus of all attention. Its simplicity is managed in such a way as to enhance the ring’s overall elegance, while ensuring that its style has a measurable impact on all who see it.

Radiant or Cushion Cut: Which Is Right for Me?

Posted on December 16th, 2015

After the detailed process of sorting through a vast collection of diamonds, you’ve finally settled on two cuts. They have a similar look and style, but the jeweler informs you that one is a cushion cut and the other is a radiant cut. You take another moment to inspect both pieces and find yourself stumped in regards to which you should choose.2777-5

In the search for diamonds, the choice between a cushion cut and radiant cut is a common dilemma. At first glance, their marked similarities are enough to confuse a novice eye. Luckily, there are several distinctions that make it easier to tell the two cuts apart. Having a clear understanding of their unique features will help you to get the best value from your purchase.

The Fundamentals

The overall shape of both radiant cut and cushion cut stones is the most substantial similarity the pieces share. However, both cuts have distinct differences in appearance. A radiant cut diamond is known for its angular corners, characterized by a straight lines around its edges. The cushion cut is a bit more round, with its shape resembling a fusion between a rectangle, or a square and a circle together. You’ll also find that the center facets of both stones are not as transparent as other cuts
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The radiant and cushion cuts are categorized as brilliant cuts, which means they display a cutting style composed of triangular and kite-shaped facets radiating from the center outward. The cushion cut diamond dates back to the 1830s. Its standard 58 facets aid in its characteristically pillow-like shape. Created in 1977, the radiant cut diamond contains 70 facets. The distinctive sparkle of a radiant cut diamond is sometimes described as having the appearance of crushed ice. They also tend to be more forgiving of inclusions, exhibiting a higherclarity. It’s important to note that some modern cushion cuts are created with hard-to-discern facets, resulting in a similar “crushed ice” appearance.
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The Decision

Choosing between the two cuts is essentially a matter of preference. Many diamond connoisseurs enjoy the classic appeal of the cushion cut while the vibrant fire and sparkle of a radiant cut is a draw for others. The best way to make your decision is to try on a piece that suits your taste on your ring finger and see how its beauty perfectly compliments your hand.
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