SUSTAINABLE Antique Diamonds

Ethically sourced in person from the Antwerp diamond bourse, our antique diamonds are our most rare collectible gemstones. Genuine antiques, cut by hand in from the 1600’s to 1930’s these spectacular diamonds have a unique charm and character unobtainable in modern day cutting. Keeping antique diamonds in circulation makes them the truly sustainable choice.

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ANTIQUE DIAMOND SHAPES

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PERUZZI

PERUZZI

From the 17th century this Incredibly rare antique diamond is deep and chunky with broad facets, a prominent culet and stunning squarish shape.

OLD MINE CUT

OLD MINE CUT

Romantic and Rare - Cut by hand in the 1800’s, these cushion shaped diamonds are rare and spectacular relics of ancient artisans who cut diamonds completely by hand.

Old European Cut

Old European Cut

The precursor to the modern round brilliant, the Old European diamond is an evolution of the Old Mine cut with a similar charm and character but in the round shape.

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HAMISH WHITING
GIA Gemologist and HRD Antwerp Diamond Grader

Hamish Whiting is one of the three founders of our jewellery brand and our in-house Gemologist. Hamish is a highly skilled and very experienced buyer of diamonds and precious gemstones.

Hamish has taken what he has learned during his Gemology and Diamond Grading studies at the GIA in Carlsbad, and the HRD in Antwerp, and further enhanced his buying through his years of experience and extensive research.

He is currently working from the Antwerp Diamond Bourse, the centre of old world diamonds, where he has recently been honoured with an invitation to become a member of this prestigious and historically important diamond trading centre.

Having Hamish based in Antwerp grants us access to some of the rarest and most beautiful antique diamonds which we source carefully over time.

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OUR ANTIQUE DIAMONDS

Antique diamonds are just that, diamonds which were mined and cut by hand between 1600 and 1930.

Antique diamonds are not to be confused with “antique style” cut diamonds - Modern cutting techniques can replicate to some degree the style of an antique cut, but most fall short in beauty and it is possible to differentiate a modern cut ‘antique style’ diamond from a genuine vintage antique diamond.

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WHY ARE ANTIQUE DIAMONDS SPECIAL?

Eco-friendly: Antique diamonds are repurposed, as opposed to newly mined, making them a more environmentally conscious choice.

Antique diamonds were cut entirely by hand giving each stone a unique character and charm, versus modern cut diamonds which are precision cut using new technologies and therefore very uniform in appearance.

Antique diamonds have larger faceting and a softer “blocky” sparkle in contrast to the more “blingy” appearance of modern cut diamonds.

Antique diamonds are steeped in history, each one with a unique story, each a relic of the past.

Rarity, Antique diamonds are very difficult to source as many have been recut into modern cut diamonds over the years. The exact methods of cutting an antique diamond have been lost as they were taught generation to generation and in today’s fast paced world hand cutting methods would be deemed uneconomical.

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