The European Cut Diamond

The scintillating European style diamond cut does not originate in Europe, however it all began with a group of European diamond cutters in Boston around the turn of the 1900’s lead by by Henry Morse, an artist and diamantaire  who battled his employees for beauty over preservation of carat weight in the 1860s. It was the cut that came after the old mine and before the modern brilliant cut. A rounder more symmetrically proportioned make – the European cut is one of my personal favorites; with 58 facets it has a small table, a high crown, fewer pavilion facets and an open culet at the bottom. This style of diamond cutting was individual to each crystal and often a decadent use of diamond material, unlike its younger brother the modern brilliant cut that is a mathematically calculated formula to maximize the size of diamonds cut form the rough octahedron shaped diamond crystal.

Very rare to find as near colorless and even rarer as a pair because the diamonds were not cut to mathematical calculations like the modern brilliant cut of today.  Many of the finer quality European cut diamonds were often re cut into modern brilliant cuts – losing heir personalities

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Matching Pair of European Cut Diamonds

Matching pair of original European cut diamonds  a beautiful cutting style from before the turn of the 1900’s.

How would you set them ?

Total weight: 6.14 ct

GIA Certified:

a) 3.02

Color:  I

Clarity: VVs2

B)

Weight: 3.12

Color: I

Clarity: Vs1

 

The scintillating European style diamond cut does not originate in Europe, however it all began with a group of European diamond cutters in Boston around the turn of the 1900’s . This style of diamond cutting was individual to each crystal and often a decadent use of diamond material, unlike its younger brother the modern brilliant cut that is a mathematically calculated formula to maximize the size of diamonds cut form the rough octahedron shaped diamond crystal

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