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:

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: 10h 31m
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: 12h 28m
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: 13h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $4,786.00
ANTIQUE 1800s OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND I VS2 EGL-USA CERTIFIED 6mm CUSHION SQUARE OM
ANTIQUE 1800s OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND I VS2 EGL-USA CERTIFIED 6mm CUSHION SQUARE OM
$2,395.00
Time Remaining: 15h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $2,395.00
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: 15h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $2,095.00
4 CARAT GIA CERTIFIED VS1 OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND VINTAGE ANTIQUE CUSHION EUROPEAN
4 CARAT GIA CERTIFIED VS1 OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND VINTAGE ANTIQUE CUSHION EUROPEAN
$17,995.00
Time Remaining: 15h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $17,995.00
Old miner old mine cut loose diamond 2.51 carat diamond
Old miner old mine cut loose diamond 2.51 carat diamond
$10,800.00
Time Remaining: 16h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $10,800.00
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
$3,569.00
Time Remaining: 18h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $3,569.00
GIA CERTIFIED 1.37 ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUSHION CUT ESTATE DIAMOND LOOSE VINTAGE OMC
GIA CERTIFIED 1.37 ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUSHION CUT ESTATE DIAMOND LOOSE VINTAGE OMC
$3,695.00
Time Remaining: 18h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $3,695.00
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: 18h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $1,450.00
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: 18h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $5,295.00
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: 18h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $17,500.00
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: 20h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $1,650.00
1.18c ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUSHION IDEAL CUT DIAMOND J SI1 EGL-USA CERTIFIED VINTAGE
1.18c ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUSHION IDEAL CUT DIAMOND J SI1 EGL-USA CERTIFIED VINTAGE
$3,095.00
Time Remaining: 22h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $3,095.00
1.28c I VS2 EGL-USA CERTIFIED ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND VICTORIAN 7MM
1.28c I VS2 EGL-USA CERTIFIED ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND VICTORIAN 7MM
$3,650.00
Time Remaining: 22h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $3,650.00
0.73CT RARE ANTIQUE G VS1 OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND EGL-USA CERTIFIED VINTAGE
0.73CT RARE ANTIQUE G VS1 OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND EGL-USA CERTIFIED VINTAGE
$1,925.00
Time Remaining: 22h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $1,925.00
ANTIQUE 3/4 CARAT H VS1 OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND EGL-USA CERTIFIED VICTORIAN CUSHION
ANTIQUE 3/4 CARAT H VS1 OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND EGL-USA CERTIFIED VICTORIAN CUSHION
$1,795.00
Time Remaining: 22h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $1,795.00
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: 22h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $3,295.00
2.01 carat old miner old mine cut loose diamond
2.01 carat old miner old mine cut loose diamond
$7,754.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $7,754.00
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: 1d 12h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $7,322.00
.29ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond VS2, H,   4.2mm by 3.9mm
.29ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond VS2, H, 4.2mm by 3.9mm
$332.47
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 16m
.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
$95.20
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 16m
.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
$114.60
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 16m
1.34ct 1800 OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND RARE ANTIQUE GIA CERTIFIED Y-Z VS LOOSE CUSHION
1.34ct 1800 OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND RARE ANTIQUE GIA CERTIFIED Y-Z VS LOOSE CUSHION
$3,250.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $3,250.00
GIA CERTIFIED 1.50ct ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND FANCY YELLOW CUSHION VINTAGE
GIA CERTIFIED 1.50ct ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND FANCY YELLOW CUSHION VINTAGE
$3,595.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $3,595.00
G VS2 3/4ct ANTIQUE IDEAL OLD MINE CUSHION CUT DIAMOND CERTIFIED SQUARE VINTAGE
G VS2 3/4ct ANTIQUE IDEAL OLD MINE CUSHION CUT DIAMOND CERTIFIED SQUARE VINTAGE
$1,850.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $1,850.00
1.50ct VINTAGE OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND ANTIQUE EGL-USA CERTIFIED EUROPEAN ESTATE OE
1.50ct VINTAGE OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND ANTIQUE EGL-USA CERTIFIED EUROPEAN ESTATE OE
$4,595.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $4,595.00
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: 1d 15h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $1,395.00
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: 1d 15h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $689.00
VINTAGE OLD EUROPEAN CUT LOOSE DIAMOND I SI1 ROUND MINE ESTATE ANTIQUE COCKTAIL
VINTAGE OLD EUROPEAN CUT LOOSE DIAMOND I SI1 ROUND MINE ESTATE ANTIQUE COCKTAIL
$895.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $895.00
VINTAGE 3/4 CARAT OLD EUROPEAN CUT DIAMOND J VS2 EGL-USA CERTIFIED MINE ANTIQUE
VINTAGE 3/4 CARAT OLD EUROPEAN CUT DIAMOND J VS2 EGL-USA CERTIFIED MINE ANTIQUE
$1,150.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $1,150.00
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: 1d 15h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $1,895.00
1 CARAT 1800s ANTIQUE CUSHION CUT DIAMOND OLD MINE CUT EGL-USA CERTIFIED K VS1
1 CARAT 1800s ANTIQUE CUSHION CUT DIAMOND OLD MINE CUT EGL-USA CERTIFIED K VS1
$2,595.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $2,595.00
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: 1d 15h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $1,595.00
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: 1d 15h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $4,595.00
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: 1d 15h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $11,995.00
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: 1d 15h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $7,695.00
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: 1d 15h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $625.00
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: 1d 15h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $10,800.00
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: 1d 15h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $2,995.00
1 CARAT RARE ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT L VS1 DIAMOND LOOSE CUSHION EGL-USA CERT OMC
1 CARAT RARE ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT L VS1 DIAMOND LOOSE CUSHION EGL-USA CERT OMC
$2,395.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $2,395.00
1.30ct G VS2 VINTAGE OLD MINE CUT EUROPEAN DIAMOND EGL-USA CERTIFIED ENGAGEMENT
1.30ct G VS2 VINTAGE OLD MINE CUT EUROPEAN DIAMOND EGL-USA CERTIFIED ENGAGEMENT
$5,995.00
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $5,995.00
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: 2d 2h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $4,750.00
1.01 carat old miner old mine cut loose diamond
1.01 carat old miner old mine cut loose diamond
$2,215.00
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $2,215.00
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
$6,804.00
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $6,804.00
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: 2d 11h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $2,230.00
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: 2d 12h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $5,988.00
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: 2d 13h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $6,799.00
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: 2d 13h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $699.99
2 carat old miner cut diamond old mine natural loose diamond     FG11088
2 carat old miner cut diamond old mine natural loose diamond FG11088
$6,488.00
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $6,488.00
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: 2d 23h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $1,995.00
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: 2d 23h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $1,395.00
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: 2d 23h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $2,595.00
ESTATE FIND!!   Loose .18ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond  VS2, I,   3.4mm by 3.6mm
ESTATE FIND!! Loose .18ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond VS2, I, 3.4mm by 3.6mm
$190.31
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 45m
ESTATE FIND!!   Loose .40ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond  VS2, I,   4.2mm by 4.3mm
ESTATE FIND!! Loose .40ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond VS2, I, 4.2mm by 4.3mm
$428.53
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 45m
ESTATE FIND!!   Loose .29ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond  SI1, I,   3.9mm by 4.0mm
ESTATE FIND!! Loose .29ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond SI1, I, 3.9mm by 4.0mm
$287.32
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 45m
ESTATE FIND!!   Loose .23ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond  VS2, I,   3.7mm by 3.8mm
ESTATE FIND!! Loose .23ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond VS2, I, 3.7mm by 3.8mm
$236.41
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 45m
ESTATE FIND!!   Loose .48ct  Old Mine Cut Diamond, VS2, H,  4.7mm by 4.6mm
ESTATE FIND!! Loose .48ct Old Mine Cut Diamond, VS2, H, 4.7mm by 4.6mm
$618.17
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 45m
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: 4d 11h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $999.99
1.06 CARAT ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND K-L VS1-VVS2 LOOSE VINTAGE ROUND 6.55MM
1.06 CARAT ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND K-L VS1-VVS2 LOOSE VINTAGE ROUND 6.55MM
$2,400.00
Time Remaining: 5d 16h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $2,400.00
.52ct  Old Mine Cut Diamond, VS1, J,  4.7mm by 4.9mm
.52ct Old Mine Cut Diamond, VS1, J, 4.7mm by 4.9mm
$656.18
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 12m
.11ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond  SI1, I,   2.7mm by 2.8mm
.11ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond SI1, I, 2.7mm by 2.8mm
$44.29
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 12m
.23ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond  SI1, H,   3.7mm by 3.8mm
.23ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond SI1, H, 3.7mm by 3.8mm
$197.99
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 12m
.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
$497.45
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 12m
.07ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond  SI1, I,   2.4mm by 2.5mm
.07ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond SI1, I, 2.4mm by 2.5mm
$23.16
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 12m
.46ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond  VS2,  I,   4.7mm by 4.8mm
.46ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond VS2, I, 4.7mm by 4.8mm
$543.81
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 12m
.32ct  Old Mine Cut Diamond, SI1, K,  4.2mm
.32ct Old Mine Cut Diamond, SI1, K, 4.2mm
$190.29
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 12m
.33ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond  VS2,  H,   4.2mm by 4.3mm
.33ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond VS2, H, 4.2mm by 4.3mm
$332.47
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 12m
.34ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond  VS2, I,   4.2mm by 4.3mm
.34ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond VS2, I, 4.2mm by 4.3mm
$351.69
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 12m
.13ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond  SI1, I,   2.9mm by 3.0mm
.13ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond SI1, I, 2.9mm by 3.0mm
$65.43
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 12m
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: 9d 13h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $580.00
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 7h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $2,325.00
Antique Victorian small Rose Cut & Mine Cut Loose Diamonds from old jewelry!
Antique Victorian small Rose Cut & Mine Cut Loose Diamonds from old jewelry!
$100.00
Time Remaining: 11d 11h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $100.00
 Rare GIA Certified 0.67CT Old Mine Cut Diamond Antique I Color VS2 Vintage
Rare GIA Certified 0.67CT Old Mine Cut Diamond Antique I Color VS2 Vintage
$1,395.00
Time Remaining: 12d 8h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $1,395.00
 5.83 Carats GIA Old Mine Cut Diamond VS2 GIA Certified Diamond Large and Rare
5.83 Carats GIA Old Mine Cut Diamond VS2 GIA Certified Diamond Large and Rare
$48,999.00
Time Remaining: 16d 17h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $48,999.00
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 7h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $700.00
Stellar 3.81 Carats GIA Old Mine Cushion Cut Diamond H VS 1 GIA Graded Diamond
Stellar 3.81 Carats GIA Old Mine Cushion Cut Diamond H VS 1 GIA Graded Diamond
$55,999.00
Time Remaining: 17d 16h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $55,999.00
4.23 CARAT DIAMOND VS2/Q TO R OLD MINE CUT GIA CERTIFIED DIAMOND W/ CERT
4.23 CARAT DIAMOND VS2/Q TO R OLD MINE CUT GIA CERTIFIED DIAMOND W/ CERT
$35,700.00
Time Remaining: 19d 18h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $35,700.00
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
$349.95
Time Remaining: 20d 17h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $349.95
.45, I1, G, Old Mine Cut / Antique Cushion Shape Loose Diamond
.45, I1, G, Old Mine Cut / Antique Cushion Shape Loose Diamond
$509.00
Time Remaining: 28d 11h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $509.00

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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