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Details about  1.16 ct Diamond, Old Mine European Cut Loose stone - RARE find, Antique **LOOK**

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1.16 ct Diamond, Old Mine European Cut Loose stone - RARE find, Antique **LOOK**
1-16-ct-Diamond-Old-Mine-European-Cut-Loose-stone-RARE-find-Antique-LOOK
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Item condition:
Pre-owned
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Jul 11, 2012 13:52:51 PDT
Price:
US $2,750.00
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Item location:
Melbourne, Florida, United States

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230814744646
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Item specifics

Condition:
Pre-owned: An item that has been used or worn previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and ... Read moreabout the condition
Carat Range:

1.01-1.25

Clarity:

SI1

Color:

I

Shape:

Cushion

Cut:

Excellent

Total Carat Weight:

1.00 to 1.49 carats

 

This is a very rare diamond, over 100 years old (ok, technically it is probably millions of years old, but it was cut over 100 yrs ago!).  This is a loose diamond that comes with appraisel papers valued at $3500.  I purchased this diamond after a long search for a wonderful old mine cut diamond.  These are hand cut diamonds prior to the 1920's that show an extra brilliance due to their nature of cutting them by hand prior to the use of machines and computers.  I had also read that they were cut specifically in such a way to get extra brilliance in the low light situations of candle light in the 1800's.  They have a distinct small tiny circle appearance in the bottom of the diamond that identifies them as a mine or european cut.  They have the appeal of NOT being a perfect round or cushion cut, giving it some character.....I had thought it was a perfect way of buying a diamond, knowing that no relationship is ever perfect, nor should be the diamond that represents that!  Also knowing that it is from an era where marriages lasted, it really appealed to me!  It is a GREAT size that will fit perfectly into your chosen setting!  The pics do not do it justice, they are taken with my cell phone camera with flash and no flash, hence the different shades of pics.  There are NO VISIBLE flaws to the naked eye, just the tiny feathers mentioned in the report!  My loss is your gain, you will get a viewing loupe and the forceps to admire the diamond once you get it!  FREE insured shipping and the full appraisel are included!  PLEASE see feedback, this is a diamond that you will love!  Here is some history of the style, character and history of this kind of diamond:

 

What is an "Old Cut Diamond?"

Old CutA 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. 

During antiquity the Romans and Greeks did not have a means to fashion the rough diamonds they had discovered into the many faceted prisms of light that we enjoy today. They instead set the rough diamond octahedral and dodecahedral shapes directly in the metal which they wore in rings. Before the advent of modern diamond cutting technology the ancients used a large hammer to pound a diamond crystal to see if it was a diamond or some other material. If the crystal broke they assumed it was not a diamond. If it remained intact it was declared a diamond and named "Adamas" from the Greek word "unconquerable.”

 In the fifteenth century the Europeans began to grind flattened faces onto diamond rough pieces inventing the rose faceted style of cutting whereby the diamond came to a point at top with a flattened bottom. A few hundred years later the mine cut came into being since it was literally faceted at the mine site and was cushion in shape. This was from the four sides of the rough octahedral being ground off by the gem cutter. The small flat facet at top was called the "table" and the very small flat facet at the diamond's bottom side was named the "culet" derived from a French word meaning hole. During much of the nineteenth century the old mine style of cutting was most utilized until near 1880 when the old European round brilliant we are familiar with today came into use found in many pieces of diamond jewelry between 1880 through 1920. From this point the modern round brilliant diamond we are familiar with in today's jewelry world has ruled the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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