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TrishB

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The appraiser told me this was Old Euoprpen cut, but I am not so sure about that.

Any thoughts?

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tyty333

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Looks like an OEC to me too. Only other option is a transitional but I think it's an OEC. Looks like it needs a good bath :)) .
 

TrishB

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Ha ha! Sure does need a cleaning!

I believe the stone is from around 1929 if that helps.
 

bright ice

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It looks closer to a transitional to me. Agree, it really needs a good cleaning!
 

TrishB

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I was so happy to take clear close up pictures that I never thought to clean the ring first!

But just look at how clear the filth shows up!

Seriously now, can someone tell me what transitional means exactly?
 

Ariadne_Theia

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I found this description on eragem:

"Transitional-cut diamonds typically bridge the gap between antique and vintage. Direct descendants of the Old European Cut, these progressive cuts saw an evolution toward a larger table, a lower crown, and a smaller culet than previous cuts. However, unlike later brilliants, the girdles of these stones remained unfaceted."

They are the transition between oec cutting and modern round cutting.
 

ringo865

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https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/old-cut-antique-diamonds.6444/
This post is super helpful about cuts and timeframes . It might be a "European" cut (not OLD euro). Though its filthy, it looks pretty colorless. Clean that puppy and post a thousand more pics!!!

Edit to add: looks like a couple of prong tips wore off. Careful!!
 

tyty333

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And post some straight on, up close shots.
 

ponder

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This is my transitional. Yours seems older than mine. Mine is definitely more modern round brilliant than yours. vvvvvvvvvvvvvv1.jpg vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv3.jpg
 

foxinsox

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That looks a lot like my OEC - which has a bigger table than the classic flavour of OEC and also has a shallower crown. It has the same petal pattern under the table though.

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