D color stone?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Very pretty! But quite sure thats not an old mine cut.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

 Can someone clarify the difference? What does an Old MIners cut look like?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

It is lovely, but not an OMC. 

An old mine cut has much larger chunky/blocky facets, an open culet, and is often more cushiony in shape. They also tend to be quite “chunky” as in very deep. While there are “beautiful OMCs” and “ugly duckling OMCs”, they all tend to be much more “rustic” in appearance because of the cutting methods at the time (prior to the early 1900s).

Here is a sample of what the patterning is more like:

 

And a comparison:

 

My ring has an antique cushion/OMC, with OMCs in the halo:

But here are some other OMC/OMBs:

And a side view of how chunky/deep they usually are!:

 

 

Yours might be a transitional/early modern brilliant though, depending on its dating. Transitional is usually used to describe the transition from Old European Cuts (OECs) to early modern round brilliants. The “first” modern round brilliant was cut in 1919 (by Tolkowsky) but there was a period of transition before that and after with experimentation and moving from an older cut style to a newer one, and the more modern brilliant as we know it came to be seen more frequently in the 1950s/1960s. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Yeah, the arrows are a more ‘modern’ cut giveaway, and the lack of a culet as well.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

mrsv18 :  Oh I love your OEC! I have two F colors and found I love the “icy” e-ring. (I love warm for other jewlery but and Engagement Ring on my hand i just love the ice!)

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

mrsv18 :  It is a beautiful stone, and the sentimental aspect of a heirloom stone is always a nice bonus!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Mine is a D! 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

D…

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

1.70 tcw cushion brillant halo D center . enjoy ! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider

D, VVS2 Emerald cut here!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

D centre stone and D/E halo. 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

mrsv18 :  mines an I not a D but just wanted to chime in on the omc topic. Old mine cuts tend to be have a very high pillowy crown and chunky facets cut but hand 100+ years ago. The OECs and transitionals are also very much like yours.  Gorgeous by the way  

here’s my omc. Not the best photos of it but it shows the pillowy high shape and facets I was talking about.

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Mine is a D and also an Old Mine Cut. 🙂 Upside down pic, sorry, can’t seem to edit it.image10

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