Are miner cut diamonds worth more than diamonds now?

Napoleon I Diamond Necklace
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:

2.01 carat old miner old mine cut loose diamond
2.01 carat old miner old mine cut loose diamond
$7,754.00
Time Remaining: 50m
Buy It Now for only: $7,754.00
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: 9h 21m
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: 12h 45m
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: 14h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $2,230.00
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: 16h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $6,799.00
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: 16h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $5,600.00
Loose 0.20ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond I2 - I3, K-M color
Loose 0.20ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond I2 - I3, K-M color
$45.00
Time Remaining: 19h 4m
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: 19h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $6,488.00
.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
$78.59
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 3m
.22ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond SI1, H,   4.2mm by 4.1mm
.22ct Round Old Mine Cut Diamond SI1, H, 4.2mm by 4.1mm
$116.77
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 3m
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: 1d 19h 14m
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: 1d 21h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $3,569.00
Loose .20ct Diamond Old Mine Cut, Clarity SI1, Color GH, Vintage Diamond
Loose .20ct Diamond Old Mine Cut, Clarity SI1, Color GH, Vintage Diamond
$180.00
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 27m
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
$158.69
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 35m
.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
$453.40
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 35m
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
$515.46
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 35m
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: 2d 14h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $7,695.00
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 15h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $7,322.00
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: 2d 15h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $2,195.00
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: 2d 15h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $1,395.00
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: 2d 15h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $1,319.00
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: 2d 15h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $4,495.00
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: 2d 15h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $2,495.00
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: 2d 15h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $2,595.00
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: 2d 18h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $10,800.00
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: 2d 21h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $2,595.00
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: 2d 21h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $2,250.00
1.50ct ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUSHION CUT DIAMOND H EYE CLEAN NATURAL VINTAGE 1.5C 7MM
1.50ct ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUSHION CUT DIAMOND H EYE CLEAN NATURAL VINTAGE 1.5C 7MM
$3,095.00
Time Remaining: 2d 21h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $3,095.00
1.30ct RARE I VS OLD MINE CUSHION BRILLIANT CUT DIAMOND LOOSE ANTIQUE RECTANGLE
1.30ct RARE I VS OLD MINE CUSHION BRILLIANT CUT DIAMOND LOOSE ANTIQUE RECTANGLE
$4,395.00
Time Remaining: 2d 21h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $4,395.00
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: 3d 31m
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: 3d 42m
Buy It Now for only: $2,095.00
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: 3d 3h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $1,450.00
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: 3d 3h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $3,695.00
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: 3d 3h 36m
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: 3d 3h 36m
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: 3d 5h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $1,650.00
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: 3d 6h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $3,295.00
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
$197.12
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 33m
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: 3d 15h
Buy It Now for only: $1,395.00
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 16h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $699.99
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: 3d 16h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $3,595.00
RARE OLD MINE CUSHION CUT PERUZZI GEORGIAN DIAMOND NATURAL 1700s ANTIQUE ESTATE
RARE OLD MINE CUSHION CUT PERUZZI GEORGIAN DIAMOND NATURAL 1700s ANTIQUE ESTATE
$795.00
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $795.00
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: 3d 16h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $895.00
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: 3d 16h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $769.00
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: 3d 16h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $539.00
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: 3d 17h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $1,250.00
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: 3d 18h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $969.00
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: 3d 19h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $2,350.00
1.73c GIA CERTIFIED ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND LOOSE OVAL CUSHION 2ct VINTAGE
1.73c GIA CERTIFIED ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND LOOSE OVAL CUSHION 2ct VINTAGE
$3,895.00
Time Remaining: 3d 19h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $3,895.00
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
$4,750.00
Time Remaining: 3d 23h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $4,750.00
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: 3d 23h 55m
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: 3d 23h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $689.00
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: 3d 23h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $1,895.00
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: 3d 23h 55m
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: 3d 23h 55m
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: 3d 23h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $11,995.00
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: 4d 1h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $2,995.00
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
$5,494.00
Time Remaining: 4d 6h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $5,494.00
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: 4d 10h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $4,750.00
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: 4d 17h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $1,895.00
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: 4d 20h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $625.00
ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE DIAMOND VINTAGE 1900s 0.865 ct
ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE DIAMOND VINTAGE 1900s 0.865 ct
$434.00
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $865.00
ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE DIAMOND VINTAGE 1900s 0.905 ct
ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE DIAMOND VINTAGE 1900s 0.905 ct
$453.00
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $900.50
ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE DIAMOND VINTAGE 1900s 1.00 cts
ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE DIAMOND VINTAGE 1900s 1.00 cts
$499.99
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $899.99
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
$289.00
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $549.99
ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE DIAMOND VINTAGE 1900s 0.766 ct
ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE DIAMOND VINTAGE 1900s 0.766 ct
$383.00
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $766.00
ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE DIAMOND VINTAGE 1900s 0.523 ct
ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE DIAMOND VINTAGE 1900s 0.523 ct
$262.00
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $549.99
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
$312.00
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $669.00
ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE DIAMOND VINTAGE 1900s 0.877 ct
ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE DIAMOND VINTAGE 1900s 0.877 ct
$439.00
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 22m
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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
$328.00
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 22m
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ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE DIAMOND VINTAGE 1900s 0.993 ct
ANTIQUE OLD MINE CUT CUSHION DIAMOND SQUARE LOOSE DIAMOND VINTAGE 1900s 0.993 ct
$497.00
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 22m
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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: 5d 7h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $1,995.00
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: 5d 7h 34m
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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 14h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $999.99
.52ct  Old Mine Cut Diamond, VS1, J,  4.7mm by 4.9mm
.52ct Old Mine Cut Diamond, VS1, J, 4.7mm by 4.9mm
$525.44
Time Remaining: 5d 16h 52m
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: 6d 10h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $8,500.00
VINTAGE 1ct OLD MINE CUT ANTIQUE DIAMOND LOOSE ENGAGEMENT NATURAL CUSHION ROUND
VINTAGE 1ct OLD MINE CUT ANTIQUE DIAMOND LOOSE ENGAGEMENT NATURAL CUSHION ROUND
$1,595.00
Time Remaining: 6d 15h 32m
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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
$639.00
Time Remaining: 7d 21h 27m
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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
$429.00
Time Remaining: 7d 21h 27m
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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
$499.00
Time Remaining: 7d 21h 27m
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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
$569.00
Time Remaining: 7d 21h 27m
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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
$349.00
Time Remaining: 7d 21h 27m
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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
$749.00
Time Remaining: 7d 21h 27m
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Natural diamond 0.23ct old mine cut J VS1 genuine loose diamonds gemstones
Natural diamond 0.23ct old mine cut J VS1 genuine loose diamonds gemstones
$24.60 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8d 12h 10m
Natural diamond 0.19ct old mine cut I VS2 genuine loose diamonds gemstones
Natural diamond 0.19ct old mine cut I VS2 genuine loose diamonds gemstones
$16.18 (3 Bids)
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Cushion Old Mine Cut 0.47ct N-O SI1 Loose Diamond
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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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