At Pro Diamond Buyers we are experts at evaluating and pricing your estate and antique diamonds and diamond jewelry. Many times your old and outdated jewelry can be worth more than some modern jewelry items. We take into consideration the age, designer, the materials and quality of the craftsmanship when we buy your jewelry. Vintage jewelry can be very different than modern jewelry. Some vintage jewelry can simply be old and ready to retire, while other vintage items can be extremely valuable and collectible. Our Certified Gemologist can evaluate and identify your items for purchase and immediate payment.
MODERN ROUND BRILLIANT CUT
In the early 1900s, diamond cutters began to experiment with new techniques. A breakthrough came in 1919 with the introduction of the round brilliant cut. Due to its ability to maximize fire and brilliance, the round brilliant cut has become the standard and most popular way to cut diamonds. Like the old European cut, a round brilliant cut diamond has a circular girdle and 58 facets. However, the round brilliant cut lacks a culet. The round brilliant cut became prevalent during the Art Deco and Retro periods.
OLD EUROPEAN CUT
Like the old mine cut, diamonds cut into this shape possess a high crown, small table, and a large, flat culet. However, the old European cut has a circular girdle. With 58 facets, it is the predecessor of today’s modern round brilliant cut. The Old European cut dates to the 1800s and was used mostly during the Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Nouveau eras.
OLD MINE CUT
Diamonds with this cut possess a squarish girdle with gently rounded corners. Old mine cut diamonds have a high crown, a small table, and a large, flat culet. They are similar to today’s cushion cut. The old mine cut dates to the 1700’s and was most prevalent during the Georgian and Victorian eras.
The rose cut features a flat bottom with a dome-shaped crown, rising to a single apex. With anywhere from 3 to 24 facets, a rose cut diamond resembles the shape of a rose bud. The rose cut dates to the 1500’s and remained common during the Georgian and Victorian eras.
At Pro Diamond Buyers, we offer the highest credentials, knowledge and experience in our profession. We are Certified Gemologists dedicated to honesty, fairness and being informative to each of our clients. Our dedication to professional service is reflected by our years of servicing the Sacramento area. We guarantee a pleasant and successful jewelry selling experience. If you are looking for jewelry buyers in Sacramento, please feel free to contact Pro Diamond Buyers.
Our Gemologist is a Member of:
The Gemological Institute of America- Graduate Gemologist “With Honors”
The American Gem Society- Certified Gemologist
The Jewelers board of trade
The Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders association
The RAPAPORT Diamond trading Network