What is antique shape rose cut diamond

Why are old cut diamonds like the Antwerp rose cut still in demand?

What is meant by the term old grinding?

As an old cut, also often summarized under the name Old European Cut, all forms of diamond cut are called the in advance of the currently so popular Brilliant cut and its many variations existed.

So it's the one very first cuts that were designed. Of course they are very different from today's cuts, the technical possibilities and available tools were often limited at the time of their invention. He had not yet studied how the most beautiful aspects of a diamond can best be brought out.

More and more people are opting for old-cut diamonds and antique diamond rings because of a kind of nostalgic feeling and interest in this old craft. Such stones tell a lot about them Fascination for diamondsthat has existed since its discovery. Even in ancient times diamonds were considered tears of the gods, from the Middle Ages to modern times they were a symbol of power and influence, reserved only for kings and nobles.

Why is an old cut diamond cheaper?

The price of an old European cut diamond is clearly lower than with diamonds that are cut using modern techniques, with the exception of particularly unusual and historical pieces of jewelry.

The reason lies mainly in the optics. Diamonds in Brilliant cut With 57 facets.58 if you have counted the top one Fire and sparkle the old cut like the Antwerp rose cut is by far oversteered.

If you want your diamonds to shine beautifully, the old cut is not for you. Would you like one of your jewelry romantic and antique look to lend? Then you can certainly consider an old cut diamond.

Which old cuts are there?

  • Pointed cut: The origin of the old cut lies in 14th Century. Previously, diamonds were left in their natural octahedron shape. With the pointed stone, the 8 sides of the octahedron were polished so that the stone sparkled a little better.
  • Table cut: in the 15th century the pointed cut was further developed to become the table cut. The two tips, above and below, were removed. The belt or girdle (the part where the diamond is widest) was previously square and has now become a bit more sophisticated with eight corners.
  • Rose cut: Also in 15th century the rose cut or diamond cut emerged in Holland. This has 3 to 24 facets. This cut got its name because of the now almost completely missing lower part and the domed crown, which resembles the flower of a rose. This type of cut enjoyed great popularity during the Gregorian and Victorian times and, in its refined form, is also known under the terms "Antwerp rose cut" and "Antwerp rose".
  • Mazarin cut: This developed in 17th century. Actually one speaks of "Twice the good“, Whereby the name Mazarin Schliff from the minister of the same name Louis XIII. originates. This cut can be compared to today's cushion cut, as it combines a square belt with rounded corners. The Mazarin cut has a very high crown, a small table and often a very large, flat culet.
  • Peruzzi cut: Vinzent Peruzzi, a Venetian gem cutter, added with the Late 17th century additional facets are added, so that the Peruzzi cut has 32 facets on the top and 24 facets on the bottom. One also speaks of "Triple good". The cut strongly influenced the jewelry from the Baroque period.
  • European old cut: With this cut, the girdle is not yet completely round, but it is getting closer and closer to this shape. Due to the 58 facets, it can be seen as the forerunner of the modern diamond. He was around 1900 designed around and is also known as an Art Nouveau diamond.

At BAUNAT we have a fantastic team of designers who are happy to help you create your own ring, with an old European cut diamond of your choice or a modern cut diamond, at an incomparable price. The ring is completely designed and handcrafted in Antwerp, always keeping you informed of the steps in the process. Let our jewelry experts advise you!