The Importance of the Antique Cushion Cut Diamond
The historical facts about the evolution that led to the creation of the Antique Cushion Cut and progressed towards modern cuts can is rich enough to fill several books. However, summarizing should be more than enough to add a little back story. The Antique Cushion Shaped Diamond, which also goes by the Old Mine Cut name dates back to the 1700s with a few earlier mentions in the 1600s.
While nowadays you wouldn’t desire the shape in any other way, the original reasoning for its Cushion Shape has more to do with being created during harsh times, with tremendous limitations due to lack of electricity. The Round Cut, while being thought of a concept was simply not a possibility as it would require too much labour. It is no surprise then that the Modern Brilliant Cut Diamond has taken a dominant spot as the most popular diamond cut today.
And yet, many feel that something was lost when Antique Cushion Cuts began to disappear, with their majestic appearance largely made possible with its larger culet, relatively small table, and a high crown.
Why Go for Antique Cuts when There are Modern Cuts?
When comparing the Modern Cushion to the Antique one can see some striking similarities, such as the choices for the ideal number of facets, there are a few differences that make a significant change in their viewing experience. Perhaps what makes the most difference are the structure of the crown, table, and culet. The Antique Cushion Shaped Diamond has a much larger, or sometimes flat culet, a higher crown, and a much smaller table. Its appeal can be described as limpid water, an artistic experience like no other made possible with its bulkier facet structure.
Making an Educated Purchase of Antique Cushion Diamonds
While Modern Cushions have well established pre conceived structures and ideal dimensions, the Antique Cushion Cut is too complex for “guide books”. The proportions and symmetry will vary depending on the original rough diamond, as well as the experience and skills of the diamond cutter in question.
A master diamond cutter will put extra focus on the alignment of the high crown with its facets, something that is easier said than done when dealing with the general lack of symmetry in Old Mine Cuts.
Our Antique Cushion Cut Matching Diamond Pairs
Antique Cushion, or old Mine Cut Diamonds are considered scarce nowadays. This is why we at C Diamond Group took it upon ourselves to prioritize its manufacturing, celebrating the unparalleled charm that its brings, as well as historical significant. This is made possible thanks to our vast experience which spans over 75 years, as well as our in hour diamond cutting facilities.
We don’t believe in settling, and our Antique Cushion Cuts stand in a class of their own, as we bring back the Victorian Era charm and authenticity of the Old Mine Type Cut matching its peak popularity presence.
Sizes Range From 0.10-1.00 carats per piece
Colors Range From D-J
Clarity Range From VVS-SI
Old Mine Cut Diamond Side Stones are a fantastic addition to Victorian Style Jewelry, as well as 5 Stone Engagement Rings, Vintage Solitaire Earrings, Halo Rings, and so many more.
Custom orders are available, feel free to contact us for further details.
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