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OEC / OMC [was:mine cut diamonds]


#1

You mean old mine cut I suppose? Many people miss-identifify old mine –
when they really mean old European cut (OEC). An old mine cut is very
square (OMC). An old European is round, large culet, high crown. OECs
are more available than OMC, but both are out there. Yes, matching them
for a job can take longer…but it can be done. There is a company in
NYC that specializes in OECs, they are the consultants to The Guide on OEC
pricing, so if you have a Guide, you can look them up there. You
shouldn’t have to take apart old jewelry to buy the items, you should be
able to buy them loose from a wholesaler.

-Elaine
Chicago, Illinois
Midwest USA
Great Lakes