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Old Mine Cut

old·​mine cut | ˈōld-mīn kət

noun

An antique diamond cut featuring a cushion or round shape and a chunkier look

A predecessor to the Old European cut, the mine cut also has a higher crown, smaller table, deeper pavilion, and larger culet. It was popular throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s and is considered to be the origin of the brilliant cut.

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