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Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Earrings Set With Antique Diamonds

If you are hankering for a new pair of  diamond earrings this holiday season and you prefer subtle sparkle to all out bling, then the soulful character of antique cuts set into modern designs are offered in a range of different styles from which you can chose. Everything from studs to small drops to longer pendant earrings can be found at various price points. Rose cuts, old mine, cushion and European cuts are all part of the mix. Many of the styles give a nod to the look of settings and details of the 19th and early 20th century when these cuts were first popular,  while others rejuvenate these diamonds from the past with a thoroughly modern vibe.

Megan Thorne diamond studs

Megan Thorne

Megan Thorne’s Mosaic Post Earrings in 18K white gold with antique old mine cut diamonds and brilliant diamonds create a feminine stud that combines a lacey and floral feeling.

Estate Diamond Jewelry Antique Inspired pendant earrings


Estate Diamond Jewelry has designed a pair of Victorian inspired earrings, set in a silver-on-gold mounting. The antique rose-cut diamonds were cut over 100 years ago, y. The diamonds surrounding the center are antique old mine cut diamonds. These are the type of earrings which are the higher end of the price spectrum but they never go out of style and can be handed down again and again.

Mindy Mond three diamond drop earrings

Mindy Mond

Mindi Mond New York had created a pair of triple European cut diamond earrings in a two tone white over gold metal which allow the diamonds to pop. These earrings are suited to any occasion

Jacquie Aiche hoops with old mine cut diamonds

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Jacquie Aiche has put a new spin on mine cut diamond when set into pave diamond hoop. The mine cuts sit slightly higher that the rest of the hoop and pop from black rhodium plated finish from  the rest of the earring which is in yellow gold.

Cathy Waterman signature leave design wit drop rose cut diamonds.

Ylang 23

Cathy Waterman has created a rustic yet elegant alternative to the traditional diamond dangle. The rose cut  diamond is covered in a surface of light reflecting facets to reveal different grey tones and striking clear inclusions. They are set in 22K gold and topped with a trio of Cathy’s signature diamond set leaves.

Sofia Kaman antique diamond earrings in modern gold setting

Sofia Kaman

Sofia Kaman’s 14K yellow gold studs with 2.02-carats of pillow-topped old mine cut diamonds. These are set with 4 eagle-claw type prongs to maximize the subdued glow of these diamonds that were once designed to wear in candlelight. 

Signed by Fred Leighton rose cut cluster earrings

Fred Leighton

Signed Fred Leighton Rose Cut Diamond Petite Cluster Earrings, by Fred Leighton antique and vintage jewelers who also create their own designs under the direction of Rebecca Selva, Chief Creative Officer. The new designs have the feel of period pieces but are strong and more sturdy and can be worn anywhere without being concerned about their fragility Here, the rose cut diamonds are in silver topped 18K yellow gold as they were designed in the past

Thelma West diamond earrings with antique rose cut tops and antique pear-shaped drops

Thelma West

Thelma West’s 18K white and yellow gold Aged Pear Drop earrings feature dazzling old cut pear shape which dangle delicately from chain and are the prefect complement to bare shoulders on cocktail gowns with very little else or can be worn more casually with cashmere in winter and a white shirt or tank top in spring/summer.

Single Stone antique cut earrings in modern setting

White Pig Studio

Single Stone knows how to work antique diamonds into the most wearable modern designs, always with a touch of the old mixed in with the new, like in these 1.65 TCW GIA certified antique cushion cut diamonds prong set in handcrafted 18K yellow gold drop earrings.

Berlinger Jewelry yellow gold and diamonds with center rose cut stone.

Berlinger Jewelry

Berlinger Jewelry Rose Cut Diamond Drop Earrings. These popular drops feature a halo of brilliant cuts in a diamond shape surrounding a rose cut diamond center. They have a mosaic feeling and the yellow gold offers a look that can be worn night of day. 

Moritz Glik antique cut diamonds in different sizes surround his signature white sapphire eclosing … [+] moveable diamonds

Moritz Glik

Moritz Glik earrings with 6.5 TCW of diamonds are enclosed in a white sapphire Kaleidoscope ShakerTM in 18k Palladium gay gold set with different sizes of rose cut diamonds in 18K gold. The lend a sense of drama in a daring new design to wear anywhere with more dressed up or casual looks

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