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Anyone else with a Millennium Cut? (Goldsmiths)

monipod

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About a year ago when I was a complete diamond novice (compared to being a relative novice now), I walked into a local pawn shop and couldn't help but notice a lovely emerald cut diamond going at what seemed to be a great price (say 450 USD). It was 1/2 carat, G coloured and VS1, mounted on 10K white gold. Perfect condition and in my newbie enthusiasm, I snapped it up. A few weeks later, I was wearing my emerald cut to another pawn shop whose jeweller was a British lady. I told her about my purchase and she asked to see it. Once she saw it, she happily told me that I had a Millennium Cut diamond that Goldsmiths of UK produced for the year 2000. She told me to have a look through a loupe (I didn't have my own then!) and look for the disco ball effect of the cut. I later got a loupe and could see the Goldsmiths hallmark etc. on the band so I was pretty excited. I did later read that the Millennium Cut had a mixed review (here's an old post -> https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/millenium-cut.67554/) and it's not going to be valued in the same way as a regular emerald cut.

Anyway, I love it. I have no plans to let it go. I got some good lighting so took a photo and video for those interested.

Anyone else out there with a Millennium?

YouTube - My Millennium Cut

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Alex T

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I don't have one, but I'm in the UK & I remember the publicity that Golsdmiths did. It's a unique & pretty thing!
 

monipod

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I don't have one, but I'm in the UK & I remember the publicity that Golsdmiths did. It's a unique & pretty thing!
Thank you! I'm sure they sold well at the time, especially if getting engaged around then :)
 

tyty333

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Cool...I see blocky facets under the table. Reminds me of pixels. Very unique!
 

bludiva

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that's so cool. it's like emerald cut on top and bar cut below? gives it more flash i bet. nice find.
 

Rockcollector

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Is it kind of like the Royalcrest cut that was sold at Marks and Morgan’s years ago? You can sometimes find them on EBay.
 

Coooper

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I'm in the UK and love the Millennium Cut - you have a great find there, they were *very* expensive when first produced!
 

monipod

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Is it kind of like the Royalcrest cut that was sold at Marks and Morgan’s years ago? You can sometimes find them on EBay.
Yes! I googled it and it's very similar. There is a point of difference but I can't put my finger on it.
 

monipod

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that's so cool. it's like emerald cut on top and bar cut below? gives it more flash i bet. nice find.
Thank you. I think that's what it is. Certainly more sparkly than what I imagine a regular emerald cut is.

@tyty333 - Yes! Reminds me of a pixellation filter but sparkly :D
 

MsShnooks

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I’m surprised to hear Goldsmiths did their own cut. It’s just a run on the mill chain of stores (not premium or anything). The diamond does look very cool, though.
 

monipod

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I’m surprised to hear Goldsmiths did their own cut. It’s just a run on the mill chain of stores (not premium or anything). The diamond does look very cool, though.
Thank you! Yeah, I read that Goldsmiths is probably like our Michael Hill in Australia but I can't knock the colour and clarity of the stone at all. It's 20 years ago though mind you
 

MsShnooks

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Thank you! Yeah, I read that Goldsmiths is probably like our Michael Hill in Australia but I can't knock the colour and clarity of the stone at all. It's 20 years ago though mind you
Definitely, your stone is of beautiful quality.
 
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