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rose cut diamond

Discussion in 'RockyTalky' started by 16ocean, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. 16ocean
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    by 16ocean » Aug 11, 2011
    What is a "rose cut" diamond?
     
  2. kenny
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    by kenny » Aug 11, 2011
    Rose cuts are very shallow and flat on the bottom.
    You can see right through them like a window.

    Here's a side view.

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  3. 16ocean
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    by 16ocean » Aug 11, 2011
    ok . . . Thank you for your prompt reply and diagram. :))

    Is that an older cut like an "old mine cut" or do diamond cutters chose that cut to preserve the carat weight?
     
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  5. slg47
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    by slg47 » Aug 11, 2011
    rose cuts are older but they are different than old mine cuts. i doubt cutters would choose a rose cut to preserve carat weight since that cut is not very popular except for in some vintage style jewelry.
     
  6. coati
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    by coati » Aug 11, 2011
    Rose cuts are really popular right now. Many jewelry designers are working rose cuts into new designs-definitely a shape trend, and not just with diamonds. Rose cut colored stones are also the focus of several new collections. You'll find a lot of opaque or semi-opaque naturally colored rose cut diamonds in contemporary design, but there are also designers like Norman Covan, who are working in transparent material of higher quality. The opaque colored rose cut diamonds allow designers to create larger statement pieces at lower costs, and there is a huge trend in organic and textural jewelry, which opaque stones and diamond slices naturally complement. I'm also seeing designers juxtapose the more rustic opaque rose cuts with intricate pavé for a blend of fine and fashion. Fun stuff!

    Rose cuts are older cuts, yes-the style emerged at the beginning of the 16th century. The shape of the rough dictates the shape of the faceted diamond, and rose cuts are a great use of flatter material.

    Here are some images of rose cuts from JCK and Couture 2011.

    https://www.pricescope.com/blog/rose-cut-diamonds-jck-luxury-and-couture-2011
     
  7. coati
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    by coati » Aug 11, 2011
    Here are some more images of rose cuts from Norman Covan's booth at JCK Luxury.
    (apologies for the image quality. Light settings-off. Shooting through glass.)

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  8. coati
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    by coati » Aug 11, 2011
    ...and some rose cut diamond rings from Single Stone. (Can you tell I like rose cuts?)

    You can really see the cut in these pics.
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  9. rubyprincess
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    by rubyprincess » Aug 11, 2011
    Coati those photos are AMAZING!!! The last Singlestone ring is mind boggling! :love:
     
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    by davi_el_mejor » Aug 11, 2011
    Coati- Could you post some videos of rose cuts? I've seen lots of pictures but videos aren't as plentiful. I don't understand why people don't take videos of their diamonds... or 1000's of pictures or obsess about them... or check their finger every 10 minutes to make sure their ring is still on and the stone still there :wacko:
     
  11. coati
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    by coati » Aug 11, 2011
    davi-that's a great idea. There are several jewelers in my neck of the woods who carry rose cuts. I'll do a field trip and create a video blog. Thanks for the suggestion!
     
  12. Amys Bling
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    by Amys Bling » Aug 11, 2011
    Great pictures coati!!!
     
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    by yennyfire » Aug 11, 2011
    Awesome pics Coati, thank you! I have always loved rose cuts and feel that jewlery is like fashion...keep it long enough and it will be in style again (though imo rose cuts were never out of style...they just weren't mainstream)....
     
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    by coati » Aug 12, 2011
    Was just browsing Lang's...More rose cuts.

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