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Guidelines for buying an OEC (Old European Cut)
Quote this post and reply to it Post#1 @ 06-27-11 , 04:56 PM


Hello. I'm a new member here.

I recently started looking at OECs as a possible center stone in my upcoming anniversary ring project.

I realized that while I love OECs, I don't know much about them. A lot of the diamond literature seems geared towards the modern round brilliant and that info doesn't seem to apply to OECs.

So I'm looking for some pointers:

  • Are there any standards or even informal guidelines for evaluating the quality of a cut?
    Who are some reputable vendors? Online is OK, even preferred. I'm looking at Old World Diamonds now.
    Most OECs I've seen are EGL-graded but I know that EGL is not as highly regarded for modern round brilliants as GIA or AGS. Does the same hold true for OECs?
    Any thing else I should be aware of?

Thanks so much in advance. I'm looking forward to reading your responses.

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Re: Guidelines for buying an OEC (Old European Cut)
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Hello OldDiamonds and welcome to DiamondRing.com. I'm a fan of the OEC also. Do a SEARCH on "OEC" and "Old European Cut" to find lots of info in the archives.
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i'd say follow your instinct, don't over analyse the cut, but rather judge it with your eye and heart.

as for the other quality characteristics, use the same standards as for a round cut.

i have a few articles on OECs in my blog, hope the link is allowed!

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