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The Modern Quest for Old Cut Diamonds by Dave Atlas

coati

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Dave Atlas discusses the popularity and subjective qualities of old-cut diamonds in this new article:

The Modern Quest for Old Cut Diamonds

Over the past few years there has been a marked increase in the purchase of old cut style diamonds. We more and more often deal with questions from consumers who are considering both newly minted old style cuts and authentic old cut diamonds. Of course, the diamond material is hundreds of thousands of years old anyway, but there are those who wish to go “new” or “old” and those who just want the old look. A further layer of unknowns crop up when a client wants to differentiate from an unrestored old cut from an old looking stone that may have been more recently repaired or lightly modified for one of several reasons. Then, there are those people looking for all the best look of an old cut in a newly minted old looking diamond, which has the high light return features available utilizing more recent diamond cutting knowledge and techniques that did not exist a 100 years ago.

Thanks for your contribution, Dave.
 

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Great Article Dave, thank you! :appl:
 

GemFever

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Great article! I'll link it to Madelise's "Antique Diamond Guide" thread.
 

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Thank you. I have fielded many consumer questions concerning the information in the article, so I thought there were likely a lot more folks who would enjoy the info....
 

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Thank you, great info!!!! :appl:
 

VanCraeynest

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Beautiful... my favorite stones! The prismatic light is always at its best in an antique old cut diamond! Thank you!
Paul
 
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