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Old Mine vs. Antique Cushion

Moonie

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Hi! For the life of me I can't figure out what the difference is. I've read blogs and looked at so many videos of old mines and antique cushions, but they seem to be used interchangeably. Is it that antique cushions are often a little elongated?
 

marymm

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In case it is helpful, Old World Diamonds differentiates between Old Mine and Antique Cushions as follows:

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https://oldworlddiamonds.com/beauty.php?version=1585966191



However, Lang Antiques says Old Mine Diamonds are also known as Antique Cushion Cut Diamonds ...

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https://www.langantiques.com/university/antique-diamonds/


And, here's what Yoram Finkelstein, noted expert on period cuts (and master cutter) has to say about Old Mine Cut diamonds
https://gemconcepts.net/old-mine-cut-diamonds-guide/
https://gemconcepts.net/miners-diamond/
 

Moonie

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In case it is helpful, Old World Diamonds differentiates between Old Mine and Antique Cushions as follows:

1585966262480.png
https://oldworlddiamonds.com/beauty.php?version=1585966191



However, Lang Antiques says Old Mine Diamonds are also known as Antique Cushion Cut Diamonds ...

1585966503593.png
1585966614845.png
1585966631433.png
https://www.langantiques.com/university/antique-diamonds/


And, here's what Yoram Finkelstein, noted expert on period cuts (and master cutter) has to say about Old Mine Cut diamonds
https://gemconcepts.net/old-mine-cut-diamonds-guide/
https://gemconcepts.net/miners-diamond/
Thanks for all these great resources! They seem super similar...old mine is perhaps a little more rounded than an antique cushion? I've also noticed that with some antique cushions the culet is less visible, but maybe those are just the ones I've seen.
 
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