In general, a diamond cut into an early style of round cut, priori to the modern round brilliant cut. Apparently it was mistakenly believed that diamonds were once cut at the mines before wholesaling.
An earlier version of the brilliant or round cut, it has a cushion-shape with more than 58 facets and is distinguished by a large culet and small table.
a style of diamond cutting popular around 1860:1900. The diamond usually had 57 facets, but was more cushion cut than round, sometimes lumpy as though it had been cut in a mine. The culet was left large, leaving a circle through table of stone.
Early cutting style used on diamonds. Typically mine cut stones lack symmetry and good proportions.
Commonly called Old Miners, the Old Mine Cut has a large culet, a high crown, a small table and is somewhat square, with rounded corners, in outline.
Old mine cut is a term that refers to a brilliant cut in which the stone is cushion-shaped and has a high crown (the upper part of a gemstone).