Guidelines for buying an OEC (Old European Cut)
, 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.
, 08:20 AM
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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Last edited by garret : 07-07-11 at 08:21 AM. Reason: typo!
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