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Bringing back the rose

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Thanks to Jennifer Aniston one of my favorite diamond cutting styles is back in the spotlight. Everyone is saying her ring is an emerald cut but if you really look close you can clearly see it’s a Rose Cut! Thought to be one of the oldest styles of cutting a diamond, it’s believed to have been introduced around 1520 in Europe. This vintage cut  allows you to have a big look for a little price. Having a flat “back” all the size and depth of the diamond is in plain view. When you view one in a mounting, these classy but glassy diamonds look like pieces of crystal that have been cut with large, triangular facets in honeycomb-like patterns. Sadly the few remaining vintage rose cuts has dwindled and some say that it is silly to hope that this style of cutting will ever come off the endangered species list. Vintage rose cuts are such rarities; especially clean ones in good shape, designers now hoard the few they can find until they have enough stones for pieces featuring them. Hopefully with the influence of celebrity engagement rings, more jewelers and diamond cutters will bring this amazing style back in a big way!

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