(Closed) Any experts on OEC diamonds?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@SpecialSundae: I’m certainly not an expert on OECs, but I have one in a pendant and did some research before buying and spoke to my jeweler extensively. If you have a true old European cut (open culet is key here, this is the “hole” in the middle), then it should have been cut before 1915. After that, they started making the transitional round brilliant with a smaller or non existent culet, but still maintaining the flower-like faceting. I believe the modern round brilliant (that we see the most of today) started being cut in the 60s or so.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Perhaps a picture of the stone would help us identify it. And I love me some ring porn.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@SpecialSundae: That’s probably a transitional cut. The culet is there but seems relatively small. I think that would be accurate for a ring around 1946 (transitional cuts were big at that time). I think your ring is beautiful! Maybe try and find someone who specializes in old stones in your area and they could tell you for sure. 🙂

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@SpecialSundae: It really is a lovely antique, too bad you don’t know all the details about it! I can tell you it’s deifnitely not a modern round brilliant but a really good gemologist would be able to give you a 20-50 year estimation of when it was cut. Good luck!! 🙂

Post # 10
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Honey bee

No help here, but so pretty! I love antique rings.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Looks like a transitional or very early round brilliant.

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