One of the last precursors to the evolution of the modern Round Brilliant Cut. It had many of the same facets, but at less desirable Proportions than is preferred in modern diamond cutting. Older shapes were viewed mostly under candle light and oil lamps, which were much more forgiving of small variations and flaws. This shape and faceting arrangement was developed before the perfection of the diamond saw, and so was primarily hand faceted. This lead to the Old European Cut being cut and polished with a small table, high crown, deep pavilion and an open culet.

 

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