Jeffrey M. Bertman
Graduate Gemologist


If you inherited an older diamond piece that you never wear, you may want to consider “recycling” the diamonds in a newly designed piece of jewelry. Among the older cuts you might find in heirloom pieces is the “old-mine” cut, a precursor to the modern round with a roundedsquare “cushion” shape. While old-mine diamonds may lack the brilliance of modern stones, they often exhibit considerable fire. “Cushion cut” diamonds are similar to old-mine stones, but are more elongated, and the “Asscher cut” is more or less a square emerald cut. Both of these latter two diamond cuts display fiery personalities, distinctive looks, and classic character. They deserve to be perpetuated for more than nostalgia’s sake. Extraordinary older diamonds are becoming increasingly more popular. We have a knowledgeable and professional staff that will work with you to choose the best diamond, with consideration to her style, the size of her finger, the size of your setting, and your budget.

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