2.02ct F I1 Old Mine Brilliant Diamond R8855

ITEM:# R8855

CENTER STONE:
WEIGHT: 2.02ct
QUANTITY: 1
SHAPE: Old Mine Brilliant
COLOR: F
CLARITY: I1
MEASUREMENTS: 8.03 x 7.21 x 4.59 mm
TOTAL DEPTH: 63.8%
TABLE SIZE: 56.0%
POLISH: EX
SYMMETRY: VG
FLUORESCENCE: FAINT
GIA REPORT #: 1172776065

SIDE STONES:
TOTAL WEIGHT: 0.62cts
QUANTITY: 2
SHAPE: Half Moon
COLOR: F
CLARITY: VS2
MEASUREMENTS: 4.70 x 3.70 mm

MOUNTING:
Platinum 3 Stone

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

We start with ana absolute gem of a center diamond (see more below). The genius that cut the center also cut these half-moons. All three stones are totally colorless.

Although the half moons are not exactly antique...but they are super well cut - with small tables and large facet on the bottom- so all three stones work wonderfully together.

The setting features hand forged prong work. Gorgeous claw prongs. Look so pointy- yet not catchy!

I love the results....

Thanks to the GIA clarity grade, the whole ring is far less than an F/VS1 all by itself.

More details about the center stone

This diamond is a newly cut Old Mine Brilliant. it was cut from a very special piece of rough- right here in NYC.

The history- the stone started life as a 5 1/2 piece of rough. An approximately one carat piece was sawed off - it ended up around a 5/8 carat.

The rest was fashioned into the work of art you see here. The cut is a "perfect" old mine brilliant.

The design is a classic- in this case, it's cut to modern standards of precision. The cut produces plenty of fire- large chunky facets will do that. Slightly large culet.

The stone is "spready" meaning it looks large for it's weight. There's no penalty for this. The brilliance of the flashes is stunning. Of course, the color- or rather, lack thereof, amplify the brilliance exponentially.

Speaking of color..... high color Antique diamonds are super rare, compared to "ivory" off white stones.

The main reason for this disparity is that until relatively recently, it was routine to recut the more expensive colorless old miner diamonds into modern diamonds. It wasn't worth the effort with "off-color" stones.