European Cut Diamonds
Frequently I am asked what a European cut diamond is and what is the difference between this type of cut and a present day cut. Here is a little information.
A European Cut Diamond is an old style of faceting a diamond in a round shape, hand worked, in a less than perfect fashion. This style enabled the diamonds 58 facets to show broader reflective bands of brilliance returning back up through the top portion of the diamond (the table facet).
This characteristic gave the diamonds more personality and timelessness than their modern cut counterparts of today.
While being cut with less than exacting proportions, these diamonds have a beauty and magic of their own which give them a desirable, distinct beauty just as the bygone era in which they were fashioned and represent. This cutting style began to disappear around the turn of the century.
We are foruntate to be able to offer European cut diamonds from time to time, please visit our eBay store: Beautiful Antiques. Thank you.
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