For engagement rings that are truly unique, many brides look to estates. The cuts found in antique and estate diamond jewelry are very different from the modern styles of today. The delicate glow of candle light and gas light encouraged special faceting to maximize reflection. Rather than the sharp edges and streamlined crowns of today’s modern brilliants and fancy shaped diamonds, most of the diamonds from before the First World War were cut with higher crowns and top faceting to catch as much light as possible. Throughout previous centuries, technological advances in the field of diamond cutting improved the cutter’s ability to shape and polish diamond rough, yet the unique results of hand crafting gave every gem its own distinct look. Today, cushion cut diamonds, Old European cuts, Asscher cuts, and rose cut diamonds are enjoying renewed popularity – so much so that cutters are fashioning new material to reflect the charm and character of the past.
McTeigue has an extensive collection of fine period and antique diamond jewelry. From delicate Edwardian pendants to fabulous Art Deco Bracelets, if you would like to promote fine estate jewelry to your discerning customers we have a wide selection of beautiful items.
Please view the McTeigue jewelry collection or call us to find out more.