Did you know that the cut of your diamond can have a huge effect on how it looks and sparkles? There are many different diamond cuts but we’ll be discussing the antique old European cut diamond and the modern cut diamond.
If you look at the two rings pictured below, you will notice that the faceting pattern, or windows and mirrors, look completely different. The Tiffany & Co. Diamond Ribbon Engagement Modern Cut Ring, round brilliant cut diamond. The facets of the modern cut diamond are much sharper giving it a fiery pop of sparkle.
However, the 1.13CTW Old European Diamond & Ruby Engagement Ring pictured on the left was actually cut by hand. This cut style was very popular in the late 1800s to early 1900s. The antique old European cut diamonds were actually meant to mimic the look of flickering candlelight.
The main difference between these two different type of cuts are the brilliance differences and it all comes down to personal preference. Many people prefer the look of the old European cut diamond because it is a more subtle cut and sparkles in a unique way that is rarely seen these days. However, others may really enjoy the intense sparkle and pop of a modern cut diamond.