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Discover Our Collection of Old European Cut Diamond Rings and Jewellery

Old European cut diamonds were invented in the 19th Century, following large technological advancements in the gem-cutting trade. As a precursor to the Round Brilliant Cut, Old European cut diamond rings were some of the most popular and beautiful diamond styles throughout history. Even today, many vintage jewellery enthusiasts seek out the uniquely vintage beauty of Old European Cut diamond rings. 

In the late 19th Century, huge technological advances were made in regards to the stone cutting industry. Old European cut diamonds were invented because of two major advances -the invention of the bruting machine, and an influx of new diamond material from newly discovered South African mines. Unlike its predecessor, the Old Mine cut, Old European cut diamonds were largely produced in a round shape. The old European cut diamonds can be differentiated from the old mine cut diamonds with their elongated facets, larger tables, and rounder shape. 

Old European cut diamonds are similar to Old Mine Cut diamonds, however, they were cut with machines. They also display more fire, meaning they display more coloured light. Old European cut diamond rings are sought after for their unique vintage beauty and shine, evidence of the innovative methods gem cutters developed in order to transform the diamond trade. Old European cut diamonds are a precursor to the modern ‘Round Brilliant’ diamond cut. 

Old European diamond cuts started to gain popularity in the Victorian era. The Victorian era was remarkable for its transformation and adoption of new technologies, such as the telephone and the electric light bulb. The Victorians embraced new diamond cutting technology as well, and began to wear old European cut diamond rings and jewellery. Many of the pieces in our Victorian rings collection feature stunning old European cut diamonds. 

Old European cut diamond rings would continue to be popular throughout the Edwardian era, and the Art Deco period of the 1920s. During the 1920s, society’s desire to modernise and embrace new technology intensified further, spurred on with the catalyst of World War One. In the 1920s, society wanted a change from the traditional aesthetics of the past and instead wanted to see bright, geometric designs in everyday life, from buildings to jewellery. The old European cut diamond represented modernity and beauty, and they continued to be popular throughout the period, being used in many art deco engagement rings

Although diamond cutting technology eventually evolved, old European diamond cut rings are as beautiful today as they were 100 years ago. Many people are choosing to buy old European cut diamonds, captivated by their unique beauty and shine. If you are looking for the perfect old European cut diamond ring, and are fascinated by something in our collection, please be in contact with us. You can reach us here online, or visit us at our showroom at the heart of Hatton Garden.

FAQs


Old European cut diamonds are becoming more rare as time progresses. This is because they are no longer being produced, and they have become increasingly popular in recent years. Old European cut diamonds were only being produced in a brief window of time, so there is a finite number of them. Despite this, they are still very popular today, particularly as a choice for engagement rings.

Old European cut diamonds were being produced between around 1890-1930. Depending on the specific time period that the old European cut diamond was made, it could be considered either vintage or antique. They are a stunning example of the masterful creations coming from innovative new methods of stone cutting technology.

Old mine cut stones were cut by hand in the early 1700s, originating from the old mines of India and Brazil, which is where they got their name. Old European cut diamonds were invented in the late 19th century, and were invented due to technological advances such as the invention of the bruting machine. There was also an influx of new diamond material from newly discovered South African mines, which allowed Old European cut diamonds to become the new standard.

The technology that allowed for old European cut diamonds allowed them to have a uniquely vintage sparkle. They produce more fire, meaning they display more coloured light. Old European cut diamond rings are sought after for their unique vintage beauty and shine, and they are renowned for their beauty. Old European cut diamonds have a very unique shine that is sought after throughout the world.

To the untrained eye, it can be difficult to tell whether an old European cut diamond ring is real or not. Here at Berganza, we are committed to conducting the most accurate assessment on your jewellery. First of all, we pay close attention to the old European cut diamond in order to determine its value. If you have any authentication (such as proof of purchase, proof of designer) this can increase the value of your Old European cut diamond jewellery. Antique Old European cut diamond jewellery is incredibly valuable, and we are committed to conducting accurate assessments on each piece that passes through our doors.



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