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This is my first post; I don’t currently have what I’ve been calling the golden ticket (i.e. my engagement ring). I know that the proposal is coming, at the very least before October, but more likely than not before the end of August.
I am extremely lucky to be inheriting a diamond from my great grandmother who smuggled it into the country when she fled Cuba during the revolution. It used to be part of a pair of earrings but the twin was lost in a family dispute many years ago. My mom recently took it to be appraised in anticipation of my boyfriend asking for permission.
The appraisal said that it is a 2.35 carat Old Mine Cut in an I color. I was at first a bit upset by the color grading–though after looking into it more was thrilled because I actually don’t particularly like the blueness of the D or E stones.
I know that, really, I should just be patient but I’ve been googling like crazy to try to see what the diamond will look like IRL but I can’t find anything really very similar.
Does anyone else have an Old Mine Cut diamond they’d be willing to share a photo of?
This topic was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by cvaldes13.
Post # 2
I dont have one, but damn girl – those must have been hella earrings!! Haha! Enjoy and post pics when you get that baby!!
Post # 3
Wow! Sounds amazing! Old cuts are the best!!! (my antique wedding band which is on the way is going to be small, OMC diamonds).
Take a look here to get some ideas of what your one of a kind stone might look like. They are cut by hand, so they vary a lot and that’s part of their charm:
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You could try looking here for comparisons, they often have old mine cut diamonds:
Post # 5
Yay! I have a 2.86 OEC. It was appraised as a K in color and has so much buttery gorgeousness but still faces up white. I adore antique cuts. Cannot wait to see yours!
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GemmaBella: This was great! It’s really startling to see the differences amongst OMC. I love that each one is so unique–I know that nobody else will have a ring that will look like mine!
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Mine is an old mine cut that’s been part of DH’s family for 100 years. It’s 3.8 cts, and obviously the setting is new. It sparkled like crazy and is magical in low light/candlelight. I dont know the color grade, but sometimes I see it’s warmer though I do know it’s flawless. I love it!
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cvaldes13: if it’s GIA graded, I is not that warm For an old cut. Most older cuts tend to be k-l-m, so you got a good one 🙂
Can’t wait to see it!!
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
I have an OMC but it is much smaller than yours at around 1\2 ct. It was my grandmother’s ring from 1937. It’s my favorite cut and I can’t see anything off color in it at all. So you are one lucky girl!
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle
cvaldes13: Antique cuts looks so much better when they are warm, IMO. I think your stone is going to be fabulous and I wouldn’t worry about it!!
Post # 12
Thanks everyone! I am very very excited to see the ring but more excited to see what Boyfriend or Best Friend has up his sleeve for a proposal. We’ve been together nearly 6 years and have been talking about getting married since about our second date.
@MizzStark1026: Your ring is unbelievable! You must be constantly asked about it! Mine will also be in a new setting!
@bitsybee: I didn’t know that about OMC! I did hear that traditionally warmer colors were favored in the past (probably because there was more candlelight than electric light)
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada
cvaldes13: Mine is a 2.5ct old mine cut, G colour, SI1 clarity so will be pretty similar in size. My finger size is 5.5 for reference.
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cvaldes13: My engagement ring is just over 1 carat and is an Old Mine Cut in an illusion setting. It belonged to my husband’s grandmother. I am not sure what color it is or any other specs, but I really love it. Here are some photos that our photographer took of our rings (cropped to just show the engagement ring) on our wedding day:
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MizzStark1026: STUNNING (and nice mani)!!!!