- Sep 15, 2014
My favorites are OEC’s however I have a mixture of both. For instance, diamond studs are MRB’s, tennis bracelet is mrb’s and pendant is MRB. Each have their own purpose.
I have been lucky enough to buy 2 diamonds (site unseen) that were described as Old European Cut - one, which is about 70 points is the real deal and is absolutely gob-smackingly beautiful to look at and the other, which is 1 carat, is some type of transitional diamond cut - which, although not as intriguing as the 70 pointer, really has something extremely special about it - doesn't have the tall crown, nor the small table, but is definitely not a Modern Round Brilliant - seems to have wider facets as you look into it.I had an MRB when we first got married, wore it for years. But about 6 years ago I saw my first OEC...and it is still my favorite cut. Hard to say how you will feel in time. But I'm a definite time -tested convert, no going back for me.
Hi @arkieb1, I didn’t know that BE does old cuts - is it just a matter of wading through their rounds and cushions from their search, or is there a better way to find them? Apologies to all for the thread jack!A number of places cut brand new perfectly cut Antique/old cut diamonds, Good Old Gold, August Vintage with Jon, Victor Canera, Brilliantly Engaged, Diamonds By Lauren sometimes has them and you can purchase them from Yoram F (the cutter) himself.
They used to have a few new perfectly cut Antique cushions for sale but I can see going to their website you can no longer search for them, email them and ask if they have any Antique cushions or Old European cuts for sale, they will give you a list if they do have any left.
@arkieb thank you!They used to have a few new perfectly cut Antique cushions for sale but I can see going to their website you can no longer search for them, email them and ask if they have any Antique cushions or Old European cuts for sale, they will give you a list if they do have any left.