(Closed) Old cuts!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2005

Hey! I think I can help a bit. ๐Ÿ˜Š Here is my transitional cut, though sometimes you might see me refer to it as an OEC because are more familiar with that terminology. It’s not a true OEC because the facets under the pavilion are more snowflake like and less rounded and flower-y. 

And here is my antique cushion cut. I really love this stone and can’t wait to get it set!

 

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I love old cuts!

OMB or OMC old mine brilliant/oldmine cut.  These can be cushiony or roundy, very chunky cut, high crown, small table, usually show a maltese cross.

ACC antique cushion cut, they came a bit after OMCs, as cutting was improved.  They usually have smaller culets than OMcs, but not always.  Cushion shape, and less “wonky” than many OMCs.  Although not all OMCs are wonky, and lots of ACCs still have a lot of charm.  AVC is good old gold’s ACC.

OEC is old european cut.  Round and chunky.  An AVR is a branded cut from good old gold made to look like a OEC but with controlled optics.

Transitional, they follow the OEC in time, and come before our now round brilliant.  They are usually a litte less chunky than an OEC, have a tiny culet, but still have a high crown and small table.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I love the mystery of old cuts. Here are mine. I love that they were around long before anyone I know was born. They’ve seen things! I took the solitaire in to be resized in a local specialist antique jewellery seller/repairers and asked if it was an old european cut. He said that is just a blanket term for various ways of cutting diamonds before it was so standardised. He said some people would call it transitional. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

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coolwater17 :  transitional brilliant I think has more facets than OEC or OMC. Mine was an OEC then was cut down since it had cracked. Now it’s a transitional brilliant. Old cuts face up smaller than modern cuts and emit less light. 

Post # 6
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662 posts
Busy bee

Here’s a shot as I walk down the sidewalk, diamond was originally mined in 1880’s

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Doing this on on my phone so hope pics aren’t ginormous! 

Here is my 1.95 OEC! Love old cuts as well ๐Ÿ™‚ 

 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

Mines an OMC. High pillowy crown. 

Good old gold has some great videos. Jewels by grace has some great stones too. 

My ering is from an antique diamond dealer here in the uk. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

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mrsgreeneyes :  wow. Where did you get your stones. That second one is very unusual. How do you plan to set it 

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coolwater17 :  gorgeous! Do you wear them together? 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Owning all three kinds of old cuts grades, they are all unique and not a single one identical. It’s almost impossible to find matching sets. I love them all but if you like symmetry and ideal optics like PP said, you’re better off getting the branded new “old cuts” in either diamond or moissy like the AVC or any of it’s derivatives ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Here is my OEC cluster ring and a macro of my centre diamond.

The centre stone in this ring is also an OEC diamond.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2005

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UK-bee :  I keep changing my mind on how to set the ACC, which is why I haven’t done anything with it yet. I *think* it will be in rose gold. 

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