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THE OLD EUROPEAN CUT
Historically, GIA has described unmodified round brilliant-cut diamonds as either "round brilliant" or "old European."
The old European cut was an early evolutionary stage in the progression toward the modern round brilliant. In general, trade professionals characterize old European cuts as having small table facets, heavy crowns, and overall "deep" or "steep" proportions.