THIS JEWELRY’S STORY
About the Diamond
Old European Diamonds are the precursor to the modern round brilliant cut diamond. Whereas a modern round brilliant cut diamond is cut to maximize the white light return to the eye (aka: the brilliance), the Old European has a steeper crown and narrow table, which causes the light to bounce around inside the diamond, breaking the light into its spectral hues (aka: dispersion). When you look into an Old Euro, you see "fire". All of the colors of the rainbow live inside these stones.
Rose Cut diamonds were originally cut during the Victorian era to be worn in candlelight. Rose Cuts are made up of triangular facets that look like a rose unfurling. They reflect light off their surface with a soft, almost watery, sparkle. Rose Cuts tend to have a flat base, but in this ring, the Old European base gives this rose a mesmerizing pattern and unusual display of fire. Whereas Rose Cuts tend to be off-round to accommodate the triangle facets that make up their dome, these rose cuts have a perfectly round outline due to their Old Euro bases resulting in a perfectly symmetrical star pattern when viewed from the top.