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Help! European Cut or Transitional?

JCM1121

Rough_Rock
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Mar 22, 2016
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Hi All,

I had posted this in Rocky Talky but with some bad photos. I'm hoping someone in this forum is able to help me identify the cut of this diamond and what era it looks to be from from the picture attached below. This was my Husband's grandmother's engagement ring and wedding band. I'm not sure when she was married but I do know that my mother in law was born in 1956. Not sure if the style of ring is considered Art Deco? I don't see a culet but I haven't looked at the diamond with magnification. The facets look chunky to me and not as many "arrows" as a modern round brilliant. The table is rather large and the diamond is deep, at least in my opinion. The setting is original and the diamond has never been removed so I don't even know how many carats it is. Any insight/help would be greatly appreciated. I'll try to post some better pics. Thanks in advance!!

Jen

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moneymeister

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Sep 20, 2009
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1,362
Hi, the photography can be challenging. It's difficult to to see the facet pattern from the photos. Outside photos in daylight may help.
 

foxinsox

Ideal_Rock
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Jul 18, 2015
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I'm not remotely an expert but looking at those pictures, it looks more like a (early?) modern round brilliant than either a transitional or OEC. The reason I think that is that the table looks quite large, it looks like there's no culet and there's no flower or checkerboard pattern. Also the crown profile is comparatively shallow.
I'm looking at these pictures for comparison btw which is what makes me wonder if it's an early RB
round brilliant
Transitional 1
Transitional 2
OEC
 

junebug17

Super_Ideal_Rock
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I'm thinking early modern round brilliant, just going by the large table, shallow crown, and the faceting. If your MIL was born in '56 that places this ring around 1950, give or take a few years, and I think it looks typical of the style of ring that was popular at that time. I wouldn't say it's art deco since that period of jewelry is from roughly 1915 to 1935, although the geometric shape of the setting seems reminiscent of an art deco style. Not an expert, jmo as a jewelry hobbyist! It's a very beautiful and special ring. :love:
 
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