It is merely the richness and brilliance of the antique cuts that sustains these magnificent diamonds still in top charts. The deepness of their cuts is incomparable with that of the modern diamond cuts. Below described are some of the foremost overviews to the kinds of antique diamond cut rings.
Early Modern Brilliant Cut Diamonds
Creating maximum brilliance was the prime objective of the renowned diamond cutter Marcel Tolkowsky while he was to invent the phenomenal early modern brilliant round cut, for which he had worked out with mathematical computation of nuanced proportions in the cutting of diamond stones. Since its inception in 1919, the early modern brilliant cut had evolved much to reach the present day round cut diamond.
Transitional Cut Diamonds (Early American Cut)
The cut, also known as the Early American Cut was perfected by Henry Morse and Charles Field in 1918, was followed only until the 1920s. However, these round faceted cuts have paved the way for the remarkable evolution of the noteworthy Old European cut. These proportional diamond cut have a definite medium table with lower crown, smaller culet, and shorter pavilion.
Old European Cut Diamonds
These round diamonds, when viewed from above, were in fame in the times of Edwardian, Victorian and Art Deco eras. The diamond cuts with 58 facets are claimed to be very much in resemblance of the round brilliant cut, however different in the inward drawing of the eye with its majestic sparkle.
Asscher Cut Diamonds
These rare cuts that were popular during the Art Deco era were developed in the 1920s. The beauty of this diamond cut lies in the stepped square cut shape and its unique geometry. They have large culet and a small table for its high crown. Asscher cut diamonds were carved out of the best stones by expert diamond cutters. The diamonds are deemed one of the most valuable for the share of stone that are cut in this shape.
Miner’s Cut Diamond (Old Mine Cut Diamonds)
Found mostly in Victorian and Georgian jewelry, since the second half of the 1800s, the Old Mine Cut stones were duly molded with the help of primitive machines. Due to this unique and traditional way of cutting, the Miner’s cut is preferred by those who wish to adorn the distinct character of the deep cut diamond. The diamonds with Old Mine cut have flat culet, high crown, and a small table.
Rose Cut Diamonds
This cut is also known as faceted cabochon cut and features a unique faceted domed top with a flat base. Moreover, the diamonds will appear to weigh more than its actual carat weight due to its very shallow cut. The pattern resembles a furled rose flower and hence the name. The Rose cut is one of the oldest cut which was popular from the 1600s.