Antique cut diamonds is a category of diamonds available in the market which came into existence between the 14th and 20th century. It is a large segment in the diamond market. The design quality of this diamond segment differs depending on the time in which it was made and also depending on the expertise of the jeweler. One of the most distinguishing characteristics of the antique diamond is that it has an elegant look even without the sparkling appeal of modern designs. Some of the most popular antique diamonds are as follows.
Single Cut Diamond
This is one of the oldest diamond designs that is existing in the market. It is a type of cut with exactly eight crown and eight pavilion facets. As per the studies, this cut was introduced during the early days of the 14th century. Since there were no dedicated tools and machinery to cut the diamonds during that time, this design stands as a wonder to the world. Because of its eight facets, this design is having an octagonal shape. The single cut diamond is also known as eight cut diamonds.
Rose Cut Diamond
The rose cut diamond is available in so many different variants because it is made with 3 to 24 facets. This diamond got its name because its shape is similar to that of a rosebud. The rose cut diamonds came to the market during the 1500s. This diamond cut is different from the rest because it has a flat bottom and a dome shaped crown. This diamond became more popular during the 18th and 19th centuries. This diamond is also considered as a symbol of love and romance.
Old Mine Cut Diamond
It is a diamond design with a square shape having rounded corners like the modern cushion cut diamonds. The old mine cut diamonds started appearing in the jewelry market during the 18th century. This diamond cut became more popular because it concentrated on utilizing the raw diamond without wastage. The slightly square shape of the old mine cut made it different from the rest of the diamond designs during that time.
The above mentioned are some of the most popular antique diamond cuts available in the market. Due to the advancement in technology, most of the manufacturers are now focused on making brilliant cut diamonds with great sparkling effects.