|Gemstones and Other Materials||5.24ct H VS1 old mixed cut diamond with GIA certificate.|
|Condition Report||Very fine|
|Weight description||4.8 grams|
|Dimensions||UK finger size K, US size 5.25|
(adjustable to any finger size)
This antique mixed cut is an incredibly rare diamond; it has a brilliant cut crown, a step cut pavilion and a beautiful shape with rounded corners. This is an astonishingly rare antique diamond and it has a truly unique life and vibrancy
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Old mine brilliants or old miners are either square or rectangular cushion shaped diamonds with clearly rounded corners and sides. The style developed after the discovery of diamonds in Brazil in about 1725 which facilitated experiments in cutting due to the large increase in available stones. Eager as ever to retain as much weight as possible, cutters still followed the shape of the rough crystals but now corners became more rounded and the number of facets increased. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa during the late 1860’s coincided with revolutionised mechanical cutting methods. This saw the fashion for new round cut diamonds replace these cushion shaped stones which then became known as ‘old mine’ diamonds. Today the name old mine brilliant still describes a cushion shaped diamond with a small table facet, high crown and polished culet. These features allow old mine cuts to have a huge amount of fire and life, even in dimly-lit environments.