Halo Diamond Ring: 2.52ct Y-Z Light Yellow Branded DBL Double Decker Historic cut GIA R4069
Halo Diamond Ring: 2.52ct Y-Z Light Yellow  Branded DBL Double Decker Historic cut GIA R4069

Original GIA report and our company's comprehensive appraisal included.

2.52ct Double Decker Cushion Modified Brilliant

Designed and cut by Yoram F for Diamonds by Lauren

Y-Z Natural Light Yellow SI1

Ultra high line "Uber" Halo setting

 R4069

GIA Report

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ITEM #: R4069
Diamond Ring

CENTER STONE:
WEIGHT: 2.52ct
SHAPE: Branded DBL Cushion Modified Brilliant
COLOR: Y-Z, Natural Light Yellow
CLARITY: SI1
MEASUREMENTS: 8.04 x 7.44 x 4.83 mm
TOTAL DEPTH: 64.9%
TABLE SIZE: 45%
POLISH: VG
SYMMETRY: VG
FLUORESCENCE: NONE
GIA REPORT #: 2135581853

SIDE STONES:
TOTAL WEIGHT: 0.44cts
QUANTITY: 54
SHAPE: Round Brilliant
COLOR: E-F
CLARITY: VS

MOUNTING:
Platinum and 18Karat Yellow Gold Halo

Currently sized at: 6
We will ship the ring in your size.
 

Original GIA Report ships with item. We also include our comprehensive appraisal for identification or insurance purposes. How much will my new diamond appraise for?

 

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We are proud to announce our new line of branded Diamonds by Lauren diamonds. The first Light Yellow Diamonds cut specifically to incorporate Fancy Colors, and Antique facet design.

It's easy to see why people are drawn to older diamonds. The older cut design draws light from it's surroundings differently than a modern cut diamond. I've heard it said that the facet design of diamonds cut before the advent of electric lights was influenced by the lighting environment of the day, and by the methods available to cut diamonds then.

It could be said that the modern brilliant cut is the pinnacle of diamond design. To some people it is. However, it would be very easy to make the case that in gaining something, as we do with the modern brilliant cut diamond, we also lose something.

For example, modern brilliant cut diamonds can have very tiny facets. Older cut diamonds generally have much larger facet areas. This affects the entire look of the diamond. Which is better? I believe that it is in the eye of the beholder.

 

Since this is a modern cut diamond, this "vintage" facet pattern is laid on using the most modern technology. The goal is to maximize the perceived color- and the results are startling.

The cutter,Yoram F, is an artisan who is at the vanguard in the "re-creating" the classic cuts.

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I love the way Y-Z color looks in this cut. Remember, Yoram specifically optimized things like the angles- facet size and placement, and girdle width to increase the amount of yellow the diamond transmits- this is a pioneering effort- it's never been tried before.

I think Yoram knocked this one out of the park.

 The color is difficult to capture with a camera- but the photos really give you a good idea of some of the different hues you'll see in person- depending on the light under which you view it. It's distinctly yellow- light yellow, but yellow

 

The stone is a SI1- you can see the slight imperfections in these close up shots.

I'm sure a very sharp eyed person could pick them out in good lighting- but it's hardly noticeable in real life.

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In person, this ring comes alive. The teeny weenie ( technical term) diamonds set into the ring sparkle like the dickens. This, in stark contrast to the glitter of the center diamond. Which now looks like a few shades more yellow

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Another aspect to the "unity of design" is how the ring capitalizes on the high crown. Yet the stone does not seem to be very high off the finger.

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The photos above are ACTUAL Photos of the diamond you will receive.

Shown below with R4066- which is on the right

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Why are older cut diamonds rare?

You might ask yourself, since diamonds last virtually forever, what happens to all the older diamonds?

It could very well be that the diamond someone selects today, which is" brand-new", is actually a recut of an old diamond.

If a diamond was a really good diamond from way back when, it makes all the sense in the world to recut that diamond to modern standards, from a financial standpoint.

That's one reason a lot of the older stones which survived intact, of those that are not high white diamonds. There's far more financial incentive

 

Why don't we see more older stones in fancy colors?

It stands to reason that when they mined diamonds in the old days, they unearthed some fancy colored diamonds as well. We can only speculate as to why we don't really find that many older cut fancy colored diamonds.

One likely explanation is the same fate as higher white, more valuable stones.

Recut.

 

These branded Diamonds by Lauren Cushions are unique, to the best of our knowledge. The first modern diamonds, cut in antique style- specifically to showcase the natural light yellow color.

We're working in partnership with Yoram F to create a line of diamonds- and jewelry that captures the personality of an antique cushion- cut to modern precise tolerances

Beautiful.... artful facet design combined with the precision execution. The stones are gorgeous.  All are laser inscribed.

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Story of the Double Decker

This diamond design was modeled after one of the first massive yellow diamonds to be cut. The cutter was the distinguished gemologist George F Kunz. The stone was cut in 1878.

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The facet pattern on the right below plots the stone in the photo above

facet pattern from Max Bauer's 1904 book Precious Stones

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I took that pattern and modified it to reflect the pattern on our modern interpretation of the "double decker"

One immediately noticeable difference is the depth- the modern stone is not as deep as the older style- which is quite deep by modern standards. The result is that the modern stones have a nice size to weight ratio- they look big for their weight.

The other main difference is the smaller facets on the bottom of the older style- this gives the modern versions a "chunkier" feel.

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In the photo above I've used another stone with the same cut, and outlined the line of facets which encircles diamond diamond above the girdle ( widest point) creating the "Double Decker"

 

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