Thoughts on this cut?

posted 6 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - York, ME

You might want to post on Pricescope! They’re good at telling cuts apart.  Do you have any idea where the dimaond is from or when it was made? I can’t see a cutlet in yours, so looks like a more modern Round Brilliant cut.  

Mine is an heirloom, I think it’s a transitional cut based on where it’s from and the time period it was first purchased! I posted on Pricescope and they thought the same. 



Post # 3
4036 posts
Honey bee

The pictures are pretty bad, so take what I say with a grain of salt. It doesn’t look like an OEC, and I don’t even think it’s a transitional, but it’s a possibility. It looks like a modern round brilliant with a flatter table. What is the seller calling the diamond?

Post # 5
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I had my heirloom ring appraised, and they said the cut was transitional, which makes sense as it was from the late 20s/early 30s- heres a picture in case it helps (it’s real hard to see details in yours) 9F3D5FCB-DFCF-462D-B4FB-B5921200E91D

Post # 6
1108 posts
Bumble bee

If yours is a vintage cut, it will be a transitional. There’s not much of a culet, if any, and the facets don’t resemble an OEC. The table does look slightly small to be a RBC, but it’s very hard to tell by the picture. 

Post # 8
199 posts
Blushing bee

Looks like a modern round brilliant to me.  Appears to have a low crown and big table…possibly a 60/60 style cut, which was quite popular 20+ years ago (although many diamonds are still cut that way today). Hard to tell by the photos, but the facet pattern doesn’t look very symmetrical, so probably wouldn’t be graded an excellent cut by GIA.  Just my opinion though and as long as you love it, that’s all that matters. Congrats on your find!

Post # 9
27 posts
  • Wedding: August 2019 - Estes Park, CO

Hard to tell for sure but your center stone looks like it might have a frosted girdle. This is a thing I recognize from my first engagement ring – made from an heirloom diamond – because every time I took it in to be cleaned I heard “Oh they don’t cut them like that anymore.” My stone originated in the 1960s I believe,so not terribly old.

Post # 11
1089 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

I would try taking it to someone who does appraisals and get it checked out. My engagement stone is from my grandmother. I took it to 2 different places who both agree and without any prompting from me that mine is a Fine cut diamond. I think it would be easier to tell what it actually is in real life versus pictures 🙂

I hope that doesn’t sound snarky because I don’t mean it that way at all!

Post # 13
325 posts
Helper bee

peace2day1 :  

Looks like a transitional cut – and it’s beautiful! The reason I say transitional is due to the combination of a lack of open culet and the unpolished girdle (someone called it frosted.. it’s unpolished / not faceted, where modern round brilliants are 🙂) 

Post # 14
325 posts
Helper bee

peace2day1 :  FYI: Never put antique/vintage diamonds into an ultrasonic cleaner…  a gentle toothbrush or thin, clean paintbrush and some dish soap in warm water will do the trick. The vibrations of the ultrasonic can loosen stones from their mounts, and exacerbate any other stone weaknesses (cracks, chips, etc)

Sometimes there is confusion between antique/vintage/estate jewelry; the generally accepted ‘ages’ for each are as follows:

antique: 100 years and older

vintage: 50 years and older

estate: preowned, any age

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