1.07ct Old Mine Brilliant
Designed and cut by Yoram F for Diamonds by Lauren
Fancy Yellow VS2
Handmade Platinum Ring featuring Single Cut Diamonds
ITEM #: R3952
Platinum and 18Karat Yellow Gold Diamond Ring
SHAPE: Cushion Modified Brilliant by DBL
COLOR: Fancy Yellow
MEASUREMENTS: 5.99 x 5.29 x 3.80 mm
TOTAL DEPTH: 71.9%
TABLE SIZE: 47%
FLUORESCENCE: MEDIUM BLUE
GIA REPORT #: 2135314056
Platinum and 18Karat Yellow Gold
Currently sized at: 6
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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. Also, it's cut by an artisan who is at the vanguard in "re-creating" the classic cuts.
looking at the photo of the first five branded diamonds by Lauren diamonds in the photo above, sharper eye observers may notice that the second diamond from the right, has a different facet pattern.
In fact, the GIA report calls this diamond " cushion modified brilliant", as opposed "old mine brilliant", like the other four.
This diamond 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.
This modern interpretation, which is precision cut, is quite beautiful to say the least.
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.
I hate to admit it, but this is just another case of profit killing art. To make an analogy: imagine a beautiful building. It was constructed in 1925. Artful porticos.
A developer comes along, and rips that sucker down to put up a mini mall.
When it comes to diamonds, 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, few are high white diamonds.
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.
These diamonds are unique.
We're working in partnership with this remarkable cutter to create a unique diamond design, epitomizing the qualities we love, in a DBL signature stone. You won't find these anywhere else. This wonderful cut will be available from time to time in a range of warmer whites from S to T up to Fancy Yellows and they will all be absolutely beautiful.
That is to say, even if it diamonds come back from GIA graded S to T color, we want them. They'll still be beautiful. Beautiful.... artful facet design combined with the precision execution. The stones are gorgeous. All are laser inscribed.
The diamond possesses Strong blue fluorescence. In most of the photos, the light use has very little UV content. In the photo below is a much higher level of UV content and you can see how the diamond does change color. Many dealers, including myself, feel the GIA is routinely more strict on diamonds that have medium or strong fluorescence, when it comes to fancy yellow grading. I've seen many cases of stones downgraded due to fluorescence.
If we're using the other stones we submitted as a benchmark, that does seem to be the case here.
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.
Below you can see the single cuts- they have a lovely glitter well suited to the personality of the center stone.
Below is our trade stamp- micro-laser engraved into the ring.
Now that this remarkable stone has been set, it looks even more vibrant and beautiful than before.