Bespoke Jewellery Blog


Old Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

  You’re getting ready to propose, no idea where to start with the ring but you’ve been given your Grandma’s antique engagement ring, which is set with an Old Cut Diamond. Let me tell you how lucky you are. Old Cut Diamonds are beautiful for their unique facets and their character. No two ‘old cut’ diamonds are the same for many more reasons than the modern day round brilliant cut.

Old Cut Diamonds

Could you tell the difference between an old cut Diamond and a round cut?  This week we are looking at old cut Diamonds and how you can distinguish between the two.  If you have ever shopped for a Diamond you will be familiar with the four ‘C’s.  Many people focus on the other three, but how a Diamond is cut is a crucial factor influencing its beauty.  Cut is so much more than just the Diamond’s shape.  Even if you compare Diamonds of the same shape, its symmetry, proportions, polish, number of facets and the proportions of the facets can have a huge effect on how well the Diamond reflects light.  These same attributes are what sets old cut Diamonds apart from the more modern round brilliant cut.     

Art Deco Engagement Ring Redesign by Roseanna Croft Jewellery

A delicate, art deco redesign. This beautiful engagement ring was designed to match our client’s, Grandmother’s engagement ring from many moons ago.

Bespoke Art Deco, Old Cut Diamond Ring by Roseanna Croft Jewellery

A family heirloom with a whole lot of history turned into an art deco inspired beauty! This Art Deco Bespoke Ring has been over 12 months in the making and one of my proudest moments at Roseanna Croft Jewellery.

Rose Cut Black Diamond Engagement Ring by Roseanna Croft Jewellery

  What do you design a lady with unique style? Who doesn’t want a traditional Tiffany 6-Claw…? A Rose Cut Black Diamond Engagement Ring, that’s what!     I had SO much fun with this design! My client contacted me through Instagram and described his girlfriend: Unique; beautiful; dark hair; tattooed; confident; independent. Well she sounds gorgeous…! He sent a couple of images and he’d actually seen one of Roseanna Croft Jewellery’s previous Black Diamond and Rose Gold designs.  

Redesign of Old Cut Diamond Engagement Ring by Roseanna Croft Jewellery

  The Design Brief Redesign an antique Old Cut Diamond Engagement Ring, with matching wedding rings in Platinum. A couple of months ago we had a lovely lady come into the shop with a crushed antique engagement ring. It was heart-breaking to see such a beautiful ring in such a sad state!