Necklaces & Earrings Created from World’s First Diamond Mines
We recently encountered vintage “old mine” cut diamonds and immediately knew the hand-cut pieces would add something special to D&H’s own Legacy line. The “old mine” label references the diamonds’ historic past – they are some of the first discovered in India, prior to the discovery of diamonds in Africa, and date back to the 1830s.
Because they are hand cut (machine assistance did not happen until the 1900’s), each one is a unique creation. They have high crowns (top part of diamond) and a narrow table (flat surface on top of stone), which creates a domed top.
Our Legacy old mine pendants were individually hand-fabricated and designed to highlight the one-of-a-kind shape of each piece. We’ve left both top and bottom of the stone exposed so you can enjoy it from all angles.
Hint: old mine diamonds were cut for candlelight so they sparkle in even the dimmest light. Come try on a piece and see for yourself.