- Aug 15, 2004
It thrills me to see so many old cut questions being asked in this forum and their corresponding beauties being added to the SMTR and Jewelry forums.
I''''d love for us to come together and declare our love publicly, while sharing which type of cut is our favorite and why.
I''''ll start: My initial engagement ring was a .60 H VS2 late oec my husband inherited from his great aunt. It was given to me in 1986 and reset into a modern mounting. I was always getting compliments on the diamond because of the great sparkle it had. I had no idea why it sparkled more than its modern counterparts, but I was thrilled that it did.
In 2004 we started searching for an upgrade stone and I found Pricescope. My new stone ended up being a modern round brilliant but on the FIC side of GIA excellent parameters. It is HRD certified 1.40 I SI2.
But my quest for an upgrade stone had opened the floodgates and I began searching and researching older cuts and their nature. Since then I''''ve been on a kind of unofficial rescue mission to adopt all of the unloved old cuts I come across.
I started with loving the regularity of the patterns in transitional and oec cuts, their flower petal/snowflake look was mesmerizing! Since then I''''ve started to love the more inconsistently random beauty of early oecs and omcs with their larger culets and giant flashes of light. Consequently, my collection consists of all of the vintage cuts, and I don''''t see my hoarding ending any time soon!