Anyone with Antique Cushion Cuts/Old Mine Cuts?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

I do! Mine is an antique old mine cushion (ca 1860). Its G colour, SI1 clarity and just over 2.5ct. It sparkles like crazy but in a different way to modern cuts as it has bigger facets so you get bigger flashes. Also it is more sparkly at night in candlelight or when I am walking in the city at night my little firecracker just explodes with sparkle!

I would reccommend you go and have a look at them in person though. I think it is personal preference at the end of the day.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

It’s a funny story actually, I looked at rings literally everywhere abroad, locally, online etc. but couldn’t really find “the one” then we walked into a small independant store up the road from our home in London, as my SO was going to get a quote for a watch repair, and he said that we are also looking for an engagement ring and would they have anything suitable? The guy brough this out as he had just got it in. We both instantly loved it. I like to think it was faith :-).

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

Oh how exciting! You have to let me know how it was! I certainly reccommend looking and researching in advance of purchasing – it’s a massive decision and you want to make sure you make the right one. I am really glad I did my research as it made it possible for us to get a good deal on a ring we both love.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine is old mine cut, and originally came from a different ring that was FI’s grandma’s. She got it from her mom (his great-grandma) and his mom was nice enough to offer him the stone as well as an even older ring with five smaller stones as the wedding band. (The wedding band was great-grandma’s.) So both rings have stones from sometime before they started using machines to cut diamonds, we just don’t know much more!

He had the jeweler design my ring to match the wedding band, and I just love the band – it’s a knife edge. The stone is round but was set as a square to match the wedding band setting. You can sort of see the small table and the pin point in the middle of the stone that are characteristics of old mine cut diamonds according to some of my research 🙂 The jeweler that designed the ring was in CT.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

Hoogirl05 that is gorgeous!! Can’t wait to see your wedding band as well, sounds amazing! 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Aw, thanks! I’m such a sucker for history, I was fascinated by my antique stones!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hooray! I have an antique cushion cut center stone. Mine is 2.5 carats (3.25 tcw), keep in mind that cushion cut stones look smaller than round stones, so if you are liking a 1.5 carat round stone, you might want to look at 2.0 in cushions. Now for the photos!

This is the jeweler’s photo of my ring before Fiance picked it up:

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsGo: Your cushion is beautiful! Your setting makes it look huge!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I totally agree with MrsGo, the older stones sparkle in a different way than the more modern diamonds I’ve seen! So excited for you Heartly!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Me, me, me! Mine is an August Vintage Cushion from Good Old Gold and it is seriously the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen! The cut is incredible.

Color J, 1.30 carats, SI1.

 

 

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