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The origins of french cut diamond rings can be traced all the way back to the 1300s. It is believed that the name of the cut derives from the cut being the most popular in France. French cut diamonds progressed from the Table cut, which is widely considered to be one of the first examples of faceted diamonds in history. French cut diamond rings are timelessly elegant and have been a classic jewellery piece for centuries. 

The French cut progressed from the traditional Point cut, adding four more corner facets to the crown area. Diamond cutters experimented with the French cut for over three centuries, eventually creating the classic french cut diamond rings that we are familiar with today. The french cut diamond is often easier to create than other stone cuts, however, the light reflection of it can produce spectacular results. French cut diamond rings are often extremely dazzling and opulent. 

French cut diamond rings look incredibly stunning, and truly display the prowess of past diamond cutters. The most noticeable feature of the french cut diamond ring is its square appearance when viewed from above and has just nine crown facets. The design of the stone creates an optical illusion of a four pointed star when looking from the top. The reflections play with natural light well, producing a sophisticated display of light. 

While french cut diamond rings have been popular for hundreds of years, their popularity escalated massively during the Art Deco period of the 1920s and 1930s. During this period, taste and artistic expression diverted massively from previous time periods. Futuristic, geometric designs aimed to represent the changing political landscape. The french cut diamond ring had a rectangular shape, emulating Art Deco style's ethos perfectly. Our art deco engagement rings collection has many examples of vintage French cut diamond rings. 

If any of our french cut diamond rings intrigue you, please be in touch here online, or visit us in-store at the heart of Hatton Garden's jewellery quarter.

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French cut diamond rings have been around since the 1300s. The french cut ring gets its name due to the idea that it was most popular in France. The design of french cut diamond rings allow the stone to display the true beauty and luxury of the original stone. French cut diamonds look square when viewed from above and have just nine crown facets.

Our collection of french cut diamond rings display a multitude of rings throughout history. It is believed that French cut diamond rings get their name from where the stone cut was the most popular- France. However, this name was not given out until the Art Deco period of the 1920s, when the stone became incredibly popular.

Princess and French diamond rings are incredibly popular as engagement rings. However, because they look similar, many vintage jewellery enthusiasts need help differentiating between them. It's important to know that princess cuts with bezel corners have diamond-shaped facets extending from the table corners, while French cut stones have star facets that point to the stone corners. Both princess and french cut diamond rings are beautiful choices for a stunning vintage engagement ring.

Antique jewellery pieces are a careful investment. French cut diamond rings are incredibly valuable, meaning finding the right buyer is important. Consulting jewellery experts on your french cut diamond ring can ensure you get a fair price for your jewellery. This is true whether you inherited or bought it. Here at Berganza, our expertise in vintage jewellery means we are ideal for this. If you have a beautiful french cut diamond ring that you'd like to sell to us, contact us at purchases@berganza.com.

Taking care of rare vintage jewellery such as a french cut diamond ring is incredibly important. Cleaning your ring correctly is a great way to preserve your jewellery. Soak your ring carefully in a bowl of warm water. Using a soft brush, dislodge any dirt; if it needs extra cleaning, use a mild washing-up liquid. Vintage french cut diamond rings may have intricate metalwork, so make sure to clean in all the crevices where substances such as hand gel and moisturiser can build up. Here at Berganza, we offer complimentary annual cleaning for life with every purchase, so your special french cut diamond ring can be taken care of properly.



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