Antique diamonds, also known as Old Miners, Antique Cushion, Old Euros or Vintage Cushion Cut, feature the artisanship of hand-cut diamonds - a rare craft or skill set. Without the precision of modern machinery, they are diamond shapes that relied on the precision of the jeweler’s eye.
Antique diamonds are renowned for their more understated, baroque brilliance and have a softer sparkle due to larger facets arranged differently than a modern round or cushion cut diamond. Many antique diamonds were intended to be viewed in the candlelight, offering a soft glow and romantic feel.
“A design featuring an antique diamond is a wonderful choice for a client who appreciates antique and vintage style, or perfect for someone who has a family diamond but would like a new custom setting,” said Richard Eiseman Jr. “Our diamond experts, including our own in-house diamond cutter, love assisting our clients with these rare gems.”
Cut diamonds first made their jewelry debut in Medieval Islamic rings in the 13th century, but prior to the 17 th century they did not resemble what we think of today as a traditional diamond. By the 16 th century, new cuts of diamonds were introduced.
As with most things, a diamond’s value is typically linked to demand. Over the last 20 years, antique and vintage jewelry has seen a resurgence, which continues. As diamonds age from 100 years to 120 years old, these old cuts will not only become more scarce but also more valuable.
If considering buying an antique diamond, Eiseman’s experts share that the most important thing to consider is your personal taste. Old cut diamonds are each unique and do not look the same as modern diamonds. Do look at the diamond grading report and consider the color and clarity to make sure you are paying fair market value, but things like cut grade and symmetry are much less important.
Highly regarded as the Southwest’s premier jeweler with gracious and expert service, Eiseman is purveyor to a coveted designer collection featuring renowned designers Temple St. Clair, Lika Behar, JB Star, Roberto Coin, Piranesi, Messika, and exclusively available at Eiseman in Dallas Vhernier, FOPE and Single Stone, as well as a growing Estate Jewelry Collection. Eiseman offers an extensive selection of bridal diamond jewelry including designs from Bez Ambar, Precision Set, Single Stone Bridal and Furrer Jacot, as well as an extensive collection of GIA-certified diamonds of impressive quality and size. Eiseman Jewels also boasts an impressive watch collection with manufactures’ Rolex, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Ulysse Nardin, Breitling, IWC Schaffhausen, Louis Moinet, L’Epee 1839 clock creations and TUDOR in addition to Eiseman exceptional certified pre-owned timepieces.
As the original family-owned tenant of NorthPark Center, Eiseman Jewels anchors the most important retail location in the Center and in the southwest. Located adjacent to Neiman Marcus, customers can contact Eiseman Jewels at (214) 369-6100 during store hours of Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 5 p.m., closed Sunday or by appointment in your home, office or jet.
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Eiseman Jewels is the premier Dallas jeweler located in NorthPark Center. Family-owned jeweler in Dallas featuring jewelry and watches from luxury designers, plus repairs. The name Eiseman Jewels has always been synonymous with outstanding customer service and unprecedented style, quality and value. Named the finest independent jewelry store in the nation 2010 by National Jeweler, Eiseman Jewels has long been regarded as the Southwest's premier jeweler for...