1.16ct Double Decker Cushion Modified Brilliant
Designed and cut by Yoram F for Diamonds by Lauren
Fancy Brownish Yellow VS1
Handmade Platinum Ring featuring Pink Diamond Halo
ITEM #: R4062
Platinum and 18K Rose Gold Halo Diamond Ring
SHAPE: Branded DBL Cushion Modified Brilliant
COLOR: Fancy Brownish Yellow
MEASUREMENTS: 6.42 x 5.76 x 3.67 mm
TOTAL DEPTH: 63.7%
TABLE SIZE: 52%
FLUORESCENCE: MEDIUM BLUE
GIA REPORT #: 5131581893
TOTAL WEIGHT: 0.06cts
SHAPE: Round Brilliant
COLOR: Fancy Pink
OTHER SIDE STONES:
TOTAL WEIGHT: 0.22cts
SHAPE: Round Brilliant
Platinum and 18Karat Rose Gold
Currently sized at: 6
We will ship the ring in your size.
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We are proud to announce our new line of branded Diamonds by Lauren diamonds.
It's easy to see why people are drawn to older diamonds. The older cut design draws light from its 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.
Yoram F, is an artisan who is at the vanguard in "re-creating" the classic cuts.
This stone has a rich color. It is hard 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 is a perfect example of how well this cut works in these colors.
The stone is a VS1- totally eye clean. It's also got a very nice size for it's weight.
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 you select, 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.
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.
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.
The facet pattern on the right below plots the stone in the photo above
facet pattern from Max Bauer's 1904 book Precious Stones
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.
In the photo above I've outlined the line of facets which encircles diamond diamond above the girdle ( widest point)
Now that the diamond is set, it's actually possible to see the logo reflected on one of the facets on bottom of the diamond.
You need a strong magnifier to see it, but it's there
This is a handmade platinum ring done by jewelers, setters and polishers, specializing in micro-setting diamonds. They are the very finest in the business.
The pink diamond halo looks fantastic with the gorgeous center stone.
Speaking of that remarkable center diamond - it looks even more amazing now that it is set.
A remarkable ring.