Are miner cut diamonds worth more than diamonds now?

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A friend of a friend says the ring their fiancee is giving them is quite expensive because it has "miner" cut diamonds. Is this true?

It's "old mine cut."

This cut of diamond was prevalent in the 1800's up until the time in which the Old European cut diamond took over. Vintage stones can be worth more that modern cuts--not so much because of the cut as it is because of the quality of the stone. A very well cut Old Mine Cut stone is quite brilliant. Lots of diamonds that are faceted and set these days would have been put in drill bits years ago. The modern cuts have been developed to take full advantage of the diamond's natural refractive characteristics.

Vintage cuts used to be a disadvantage (and sometimes still is) when valuing a diamond, but in recent years, antique cuts and ring mounts have become a popular choice for engagement rings. This new market drives the pricing of old diamond rings. Your friend's ring is probably comparable in price to a modern ring with the same diamond weight.

There are some beautiful old mine cut on eBay right now. Have a look:

.13ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond  SI3, H,   3.1mm by 3.1mm
.13ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond SI3, H, 3.1mm by 3.1mm
$60.27
Time Remaining: 1h 5m
1.01 carat old miner old mine cut loose diamond
1.01 carat old miner old mine cut loose diamond
$1,800.00
Time Remaining: 2h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $1,800.00
2.25 carat old miner old mine cut loose diamond H/I VS1
2.25 carat old miner old mine cut loose diamond H/I VS1
$9,288.00
Time Remaining: 4h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $9,288.00
3.01 Ct. H/I VS1 loose diamond old miner old mine cut
3.01 Ct. H/I VS1 loose diamond old miner old mine cut
$14,472.00
Time Remaining: 4h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $14,472.00
1.51 carat old miner old mine cut loose diamond
1.51 carat old miner old mine cut loose diamond
$4,786.00
Time Remaining: 4h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $4,786.00
1.32ct VINTAGE DIAMOND G SI1 OLD MINE CUT PEAR SHAPE CERTIFIED ANTIQUE TEAR DROP
1.32ct VINTAGE DIAMOND G SI1 OLD MINE CUT PEAR SHAPE CERTIFIED ANTIQUE TEAR DROP
$4,750.00
Time Remaining: 4h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $4,750.00
old miner 1.75 ct. cut loose diamond old mine     FG11086
old miner 1.75 ct. cut loose diamond old mine FG11086
$6,799.00
Time Remaining: 5h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $6,799.00
1.01 carat sparkling old mine diamond old miner loose CUSHION CUT     FG11083
1.01 carat sparkling old mine diamond old miner loose CUSHION CUT FG11083
$2,230.00
Time Remaining: 5h 53m
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Collectable 3.81 Carats Old Mine Cushion Cut Loose Diamond GIA Certified H VS1
Collectable 3.81 Carats Old Mine Cushion Cut Loose Diamond GIA Certified H VS1
$55,999.00
Time Remaining: 6h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $55,999.00
0.52ct 4.8mm C4 SI2 Natural Brown Diamond Old European Mine Cut Champagne Rare
0.52ct 4.8mm C4 SI2 Natural Brown Diamond Old European Mine Cut Champagne Rare
$349.50
Time Remaining: 8h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $349.50
0.36ct 4.4mm C1 SI3 Natural Brown Diamond Old European Mine Cut Champagne Rare
0.36ct 4.4mm C1 SI3 Natural Brown Diamond Old European Mine Cut Champagne Rare
$209.50
Time Remaining: 8h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $209.50
0.47ct 5x4.7mm C5 SI1 Natural Orange Brown Diamond Old European Mine Cut Rare
0.47ct 5x4.7mm C5 SI1 Natural Orange Brown Diamond Old European Mine Cut Rare
$319.50
Time Remaining: 8h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $319.50
0.43ct 4.6mm C4 SI1 Natural Brown Diamond Old European Mine Cut Champagne Rare
0.43ct 4.6mm C4 SI1 Natural Brown Diamond Old European Mine Cut Champagne Rare
$239.50
Time Remaining: 8h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $239.50
0.38ct 4.6mm C2 I1 Natural Brown Diamond Old European Mine Cut Champagne Rare
0.38ct 4.6mm C2 I1 Natural Brown Diamond Old European Mine Cut Champagne Rare
$169.50
Time Remaining: 8h 8m
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VINTAGE 1/2ct OLD EUROPEAN MINE CUT DIAMOND K-L VS2 LOOSE ROUND ANTIQUE 0.52ct
VINTAGE 1/2ct OLD EUROPEAN MINE CUT DIAMOND K-L VS2 LOOSE ROUND ANTIQUE 0.52ct
$625.00
Time Remaining: 13h 18m
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Big 2.51 carats old mine cut loose diamond     FG11090
Big 2.51 carats old mine cut loose diamond FG11090
$10,800.00
Time Remaining: 22h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $10,800.00
2 carat old miner cut diamond old mine natural loose diamond     FG11088
2 carat old miner cut diamond old mine natural loose diamond FG11088
$6,000.00
Time Remaining: 22h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $6,000.00
Old miner old mine cut loose diamond H/I VS1 2.01 carat
Old miner old mine cut loose diamond H/I VS1 2.01 carat
$5,988.00
Time Remaining: 23h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $5,988.00
GIA CERTIFIED 1ct ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND FANCY YELLOW VS2 VINTAGE CUSHION
GIA CERTIFIED 1ct ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND FANCY YELLOW VS2 VINTAGE CUSHION
$2,595.00
Time Remaining: 1d 31m
Buy It Now for only: $2,595.00
1 CARAT ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND L-M VS1 LOOSE SQUARE CUSHION VINTAGE MINER
1 CARAT ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND L-M VS1 LOOSE SQUARE CUSHION VINTAGE MINER
$1,995.00
Time Remaining: 1d 31m
Buy It Now for only: $1,995.00
2.01 carat old miner old mine cut loose diamond
2.01 carat old miner old mine cut loose diamond
$5,462.00
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $5,462.00
Old miner old mine cut loose diamond 2.51 carat diamond
Old miner old mine cut loose diamond 2.51 carat diamond
$6,500.00
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $6,500.00
0.50ct 5.2mm C2 I1 Natural Brown Diamond Old European Mine Cut Champagne Rare
0.50ct 5.2mm C2 I1 Natural Brown Diamond Old European Mine Cut Champagne Rare
$284.50
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $284.50
1.25 ct. G/H VS1 old miner old mine cut loose diamond
1.25 ct. G/H VS1 old miner old mine cut loose diamond
$2,350.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $2,350.00
1 CARAT ANTIQUE EXCELLENT CUT ROUND DIAMOND ART DECO OLD EUROPEAN MINE CUT IDEAL
1 CARAT ANTIQUE EXCELLENT CUT ROUND DIAMOND ART DECO OLD EUROPEAN MINE CUT IDEAL
$1,895.00
Time Remaining: 2d 55m
Buy It Now for only: $1,895.00
1.75 carat H/I VS1 old miner old mine cut loose diamond
1.75 carat H/I VS1 old miner old mine cut loose diamond
$5,500.00
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $5,500.00
Old mine 2 carat loose diamond old miner cut     FG11087
Old mine 2 carat loose diamond old miner cut FG11087
$7,322.00
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $7,322.00
Loose Old mine cut diamond from 18th century 1.16ct
Loose Old mine cut diamond from 18th century 1.16ct
$5,950.00
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $8,500.00
GIA Certified .48ct SI2 I Old Mine cut diamond 4.78-3.95x3.09mm vintage estate
GIA Certified .48ct SI2 I Old Mine cut diamond 4.78-3.95x3.09mm vintage estate
$699.99
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $699.99
Big 0.91TCW Grayish Blue oval old mine cut African Antique Loose Natural Diamond
Big 0.91TCW Grayish Blue oval old mine cut African Antique Loose Natural Diamond
$74.99
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $74.99
natural old mine cut diamond I SI2  0.32ct genuine loose diamonds 23
natural old mine cut diamond I SI2 0.32ct genuine loose diamonds 23
$45.67 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 54m
natural old mine cut diamond K SI2  0.15ct genuine loose diamonds 27
natural old mine cut diamond K SI2 0.15ct genuine loose diamonds 27
$15.01 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 3m
natural old mine cut diamond G VS2  0.10ct genuine loose diamonds 29
natural old mine cut diamond G VS2 0.10ct genuine loose diamonds 29
$15.01 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 6m
natural old mine cut diamond F SI1  0.08ct genuine loose diamonds 47
natural old mine cut diamond F SI1 0.08ct genuine loose diamonds 47
$16.31 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 42m
Beautiful GIA L VS1 1.66 carat Old Mine Cut loose diamond Antique Vintage
Beautiful GIA L VS1 1.66 carat Old Mine Cut loose diamond Antique Vintage
$5,600.00
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $5,600.00
Rare Big 2.15TCW Brown color Cushion Old Mine cut African Loose Natural Diamond
Rare Big 2.15TCW Brown color Cushion Old Mine cut African Loose Natural Diamond
$499.99
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $499.99
Antique Old Mine Round Cushion Cut Natural Diamond - Pair 0.37 and 0.38 Carat
Antique Old Mine Round Cushion Cut Natural Diamond - Pair 0.37 and 0.38 Carat
$499.99
Time Remaining: 5d 1h 1m
GIA Certified .77ct I1 L Old Mine cut diamond 5.44-4.75x3.81mm vintage estate
GIA Certified .77ct I1 L Old Mine cut diamond 5.44-4.75x3.81mm vintage estate
$999.99
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $999.99
.15ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond  SI1, H,   3.4mm by 3.3mm
.15ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond SI1, H, 3.4mm by 3.3mm
$68.18
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 55m
.50ct Oval Old Mine Cut Diamond, I1, H,  4.4mm by 4.8mm
.50ct Oval Old Mine Cut Diamond, I1, H, 4.4mm by 4.8mm
$396.53
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 55m
GIA CERTIFIED 0.85ct VINTAGE K VS1 OLD EUROPEAN CUT DIAMOND LOOSE ANTIQUE MINE
GIA CERTIFIED 0.85ct VINTAGE K VS1 OLD EUROPEAN CUT DIAMOND LOOSE ANTIQUE MINE
$1,795.00
Time Remaining: 5d 8h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $1,795.00
2.41ct GIA CERTIFIED VS1 FLAWLESS ANTIQUE OLD EUROPEAN MINE CUT DIAMOND VINTAGE
2.41ct GIA CERTIFIED VS1 FLAWLESS ANTIQUE OLD EUROPEAN MINE CUT DIAMOND VINTAGE
$7,695.00
Time Remaining: 5d 9h 38m
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VINTAGE OLD EUROPEAN CUT DIAMOND F SI2 LOOSE CERTIFIED 0.71ct ANTIQUE MINE 3/4ct
VINTAGE OLD EUROPEAN CUT DIAMOND F SI2 LOOSE CERTIFIED 0.71ct ANTIQUE MINE 3/4ct
$1,319.00
Time Remaining: 5d 10h 8m
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1.31c ANTIQUE PEAR DIAMOND G SI1 CERTIFIED OLD MINE CUT VINTAGE 1ct OVAL VINTAGE
1.31c ANTIQUE PEAR DIAMOND G SI1 CERTIFIED OLD MINE CUT VINTAGE 1ct OVAL VINTAGE
$4,495.00
Time Remaining: 5d 10h 8m
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GIA CERTIFIED K VS1 1 CARAT ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUSHION BRILLIANT CUT DIAMOND 1ct
GIA CERTIFIED K VS1 1 CARAT ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUSHION BRILLIANT CUT DIAMOND 1ct
$2,495.00
Time Remaining: 5d 10h 9m
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ANTIQUE 1.1ct OLD MINE CUSHION CUT DIAMOND CERTIFIED J VS1 SQUARE 1 CARAT ESTATE
ANTIQUE 1.1ct OLD MINE CUSHION CUT DIAMOND CERTIFIED J VS1 SQUARE 1 CARAT ESTATE
$2,595.00
Time Remaining: 5d 10h 9m
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ANTIQUE 1ct OLD MINE CUSHION CUT OVAL DIAMOND LOOSE 0.92ct ENGAGEMENT VINTAGE
ANTIQUE 1ct OLD MINE CUSHION CUT OVAL DIAMOND LOOSE 0.92ct ENGAGEMENT VINTAGE
$2,195.00
Time Remaining: 5d 10h 9m
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0.84 ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUSHION CUT DIAMOND LOOSE OVAL VINTAGE ESTATE NATURAL 0.9c
0.84 ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUSHION CUT DIAMOND LOOSE OVAL VINTAGE ESTATE NATURAL 0.9c
$1,395.00
Time Remaining: 5d 10h 9m
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VICTORIAN 1ct ANTIQUE G SI1 OLD MINE CUSHION CUT DIAMOND CERTIFIED LOOSE VINTAGE
VICTORIAN 1ct ANTIQUE G SI1 OLD MINE CUSHION CUT DIAMOND CERTIFIED LOOSE VINTAGE
$2,250.00
Time Remaining: 5d 14h 19m
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1.2 CARAT EX CUT ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUSHION DIAMOND LOOSE EGL-USA CERT VS2 SQUARE
1.2 CARAT EX CUT ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUSHION DIAMOND LOOSE EGL-USA CERT VS2 SQUARE
$2,595.00
Time Remaining: 5d 14h 19m
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GIA CERTIFIED 1.11c ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND U V VS2 EUROPEAN 1ct ENGAGEMENT
GIA CERTIFIED 1.11c ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND U V VS2 EUROPEAN 1ct ENGAGEMENT
$2,095.00
Time Remaining: 5d 18h 30m
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ANTIQUE 3/4ct OLD MINE CUSHION BRILLIANT CUT G SI1 EGL-USA CERTIFIED ENGAGEMENT
ANTIQUE 3/4ct OLD MINE CUSHION BRILLIANT CUT G SI1 EGL-USA CERTIFIED ENGAGEMENT
$1,450.00
Time Remaining: 5d 21h 31m
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1.40 ANTIQUE I SI1 OLD MINE EUROPEAN CUT DIAMOND EGL-USA CERTIFIED VINTAGE 1.5ct
1.40 ANTIQUE I SI1 OLD MINE EUROPEAN CUT DIAMOND EGL-USA CERTIFIED VINTAGE 1.5ct
$5,295.00
Time Remaining: 5d 21h 31m
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GIA CERTIFIED 1.8ct F VS1 OLD EUROPEAN CUT DIAMOND VINTAGE ANTIQUE 8mm MINE 2ct
GIA CERTIFIED 1.8ct F VS1 OLD EUROPEAN CUT DIAMOND VINTAGE ANTIQUE 8mm MINE 2ct
$17,500.00
Time Remaining: 5d 21h 31m
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ANTIQUE 0.85ct OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND J VS2 LOOSE VINTAGE 6mm ENGAGEMENT
ANTIQUE 0.85ct OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND J VS2 LOOSE VINTAGE 6mm ENGAGEMENT
$1,650.00
Time Remaining: 5d 22h 41m
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ANTIQUE 1.2ct J Si1 OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND EGL-USA CERTIFIED LOOSE CUSHION VINTAGE
ANTIQUE 1.2ct J Si1 OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND EGL-USA CERTIFIED LOOSE CUSHION VINTAGE
$3,295.00
Time Remaining: 6d 42m
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GIA CERTIFIED 1.05 ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT ROUND ESTATE DIAMOND LOOSE VINTAGE H Si
GIA CERTIFIED 1.05 ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT ROUND ESTATE DIAMOND LOOSE VINTAGE H Si
$2,800.00
Time Remaining: 6d 4h 31m
1800s ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUSHION CUT DIAMOND I VS2 EGL-USA CERTIFIED LOOSE 2/3ct
1800s ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUSHION CUT DIAMOND I VS2 EGL-USA CERTIFIED LOOSE 2/3ct
$969.00
Time Remaining: 6d 5h 22m
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ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND 0.88ct VICTORIAN ENGAGEMENT VINTAGE CUSHION NATURAL
ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND 0.88ct VICTORIAN ENGAGEMENT VINTAGE CUSHION NATURAL
$1,395.00
Time Remaining: 6d 8h 43m
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GIA CERTIFIED 1 CARAT FANCY YELLOW VINTAGE OLD EUROPEAN CUT DIAMOND ANTIQUE MINE
GIA CERTIFIED 1 CARAT FANCY YELLOW VINTAGE OLD EUROPEAN CUT DIAMOND ANTIQUE MINE
$3,595.00
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 53m
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0.79ct ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT OVAL CUSHION NATURAL LOOSE DIAMOND 3/4ct VINTAGE OMC
0.79ct ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT OVAL CUSHION NATURAL LOOSE DIAMOND 3/4ct VINTAGE OMC
$895.00
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 54m
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GIA CERTIFIED VINTAGE OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND J VS2 1/2ct NATURAL ANTIQUE EDWARDIAN
GIA CERTIFIED VINTAGE OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND J VS2 1/2ct NATURAL ANTIQUE EDWARDIAN
$769.00
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 54m
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VINTAGE 0.54ct RARE OLD MINE CUT TRAPEZOID DIAMOND HALF MOON NATURAL ANTIQUE CU
VINTAGE 0.54ct RARE OLD MINE CUT TRAPEZOID DIAMOND HALF MOON NATURAL ANTIQUE CU
$539.00
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 54m
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RARE 1800s ANTIQUE 0.84 OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND LOOSE CUSHION SQUARE VINTAGE ESTATE
RARE 1800s ANTIQUE 0.84 OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND LOOSE CUSHION SQUARE VINTAGE ESTATE
$1,250.00
Time Remaining: 6d 12h 4m
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ANTIQUE 0.85c H VS2 OLD MINE CUSHION CUT DIAMOND CERTIFIED VINTAGE CONFLICT FREE
ANTIQUE 0.85c H VS2 OLD MINE CUSHION CUT DIAMOND CERTIFIED VINTAGE CONFLICT FREE
$2,350.00
Time Remaining: 6d 12h 54m
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OLD MINE CUSHION CUT ANTIQUE DIAMOND I SI1 EGL-USA CERTIFIED VINTAGE SQUARE 3/4c
OLD MINE CUSHION CUT ANTIQUE DIAMOND I SI1 EGL-USA CERTIFIED VINTAGE SQUARE 3/4c
$1,395.00
Time Remaining: 6d 17h 16m
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ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE ENGAGEMENT COCKTAIL VINTAGE
ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE ENGAGEMENT COCKTAIL VINTAGE
$689.00
Time Remaining: 6d 17h 16m
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GIA CERTIFIED 1ct VS1 VINTAGE OLD EUROPEAN CUT DIAMOND MINE ANTIQUE ART DECO 20s
GIA CERTIFIED 1ct VS1 VINTAGE OLD EUROPEAN CUT DIAMOND MINE ANTIQUE ART DECO 20s
$1,895.00
Time Remaining: 6d 17h 16m
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GIA CERTIFIED G VS2 OLD EUROPEAN CUT DIAMOND ANTIQUE ART DECO VINTAGE 0.64 MINE
GIA CERTIFIED G VS2 OLD EUROPEAN CUT DIAMOND ANTIQUE ART DECO VINTAGE 0.64 MINE
$1,595.00
Time Remaining: 6d 17h 16m
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1.23ct F SI2 CERTIFIED VINTAGE OLD MINE CUSHION CUT DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT ANTIQUE
1.23ct F SI2 CERTIFIED VINTAGE OLD MINE CUSHION CUT DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT ANTIQUE
$4,595.00
Time Remaining: 6d 17h 16m
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GIA CERTIFIED 2ct ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND LOOSE J VS2 VINTAGE ENGAGEMENT
GIA CERTIFIED 2ct ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND LOOSE J VS2 VINTAGE ENGAGEMENT
$11,995.00
Time Remaining: 6d 17h 16m
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1.02c ANTIQUE J Si1 OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND EGL-USA CERTIFIED LOOSE VINTAGE CUSHION
1.02c ANTIQUE J Si1 OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND EGL-USA CERTIFIED LOOSE VINTAGE CUSHION
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 6d 20h 37m
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Cushion Old Mine Cut 0.47ct N-O SI1 Loose Diamond
Cushion Old Mine Cut 0.47ct N-O SI1 Loose Diamond
$580.00
Time Remaining: 10d 5h 43m
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0.83Cts Natural F-G Color Round Old Mine Cut Solitaire Diamond Pair
0.83Cts Natural F-G Color Round Old Mine Cut Solitaire Diamond Pair
$2,325.00
Time Remaining: 11d 23h 9m
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0.53Cts Natural J Color Round Old Mine Cut Solitaire Diamond 4.78-4.88x3.44 MM
0.53Cts Natural J Color Round Old Mine Cut Solitaire Diamond 4.78-4.88x3.44 MM
$700.00
Time Remaining: 17d 23h 22m
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Loose 0.24 Old Mine cut Vintage  Cut Natural Diamond H SI1  3.7X2.6MM
Loose 0.24 Old Mine cut Vintage Cut Natural Diamond H SI1 3.7X2.6MM
$310.00
Time Remaining: 19d 1h 2m
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Loose 0.22 Old Mine cut Vintage  Cut Natural Diamond G SI1  3.7X2.4MM
Loose 0.22 Old Mine cut Vintage Cut Natural Diamond G SI1 3.7X2.4MM
$290.00
Time Remaining: 19d 1h 7m
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Loose GIA Diamond - 3.00 Carats GIA Loose Old Mine Cushion Cut Diamond I SI1
Loose GIA Diamond - 3.00 Carats GIA Loose Old Mine Cushion Cut Diamond I SI1
$28,999.00
Time Remaining: 21d 6h 51m
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GIA CERTIFIED DIAMOND OLD MINE CUT - .24 CARAT G COLOR SI1 GRADE - RARE FIND
GIA CERTIFIED DIAMOND OLD MINE CUT - .24 CARAT G COLOR SI1 GRADE - RARE FIND
$324.95
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Old Cut Mine Cut Cushion Loose Natural 0.20 Carat Diamond I1 H/I
Old Cut Mine Cut Cushion Loose Natural 0.20 Carat Diamond I1 H/I
$143.53
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Loose Diamond Huge 3.40 Carats GIA Old Mine Cushion Cut Diamond GIA Cert J SI1
Loose Diamond Huge 3.40 Carats GIA Old Mine Cushion Cut Diamond GIA Cert J SI1
$28,999.00
Time Remaining: 26d 5h 21m
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Loose Diamond Fine 1.74 Carats GIA Old Mine Cushion Cut Diamond GIA Cert F VS2
Loose Diamond Fine 1.74 Carats GIA Old Mine Cushion Cut Diamond GIA Cert F VS2
$12,999.00
Time Remaining: 26d 5h 39m
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ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE DIAMOND VINTAGE 1900s 0.655 ct
ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE DIAMOND VINTAGE 1900s 0.655 ct
$344.40
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ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE DIAMOND VINTAGE 1900s 0.623 ct
ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE DIAMOND VINTAGE 1900s 0.623 ct
$327.60
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ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE DIAMOND VINTAGE 1900s 0.577 ct
ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE DIAMOND VINTAGE 1900s 0.577 ct
$303.45
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One response to “Are miner cut diamonds worth more than diamonds now?

  1. It's "old mine cut."

    This cut of diamond was prevalent in the 1800's up until the time in which the Old European cut diamond took over. Vintage stones can be worth more that modern cuts–not so much because of the cut as it is because of the quality of the stone. A very well cut Old Mine Cut stone is quite brilliant. Lots of diamonds that are faceted and set these days would have been put in drill bits years ago. The modern cuts have been developed to take full advantage of the diamond's natural refractive characteristics.

    Vintage cuts used to be a disadvantage (and sometimes still is) when valuing a diamond, but in recent years, antique cuts and ring mounts have become a popular choice for engagement rings. This new market drives the pricing of old diamond rings. Your friend's ring is probably comparable in price to a modern ring with the same diamond weight.
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