ITEM #: R4447
Designed and cut by Yoram F for Diamonds by Lauren
SHAPE: Branded DBL Cushion Modified Brilliant
COLOR: W-X, Natural Light Yellow
MEASUREMENTS: 6.88 x 5.93 x 3.90 mm
TOTAL DEPTH: 65.8%
TABLE SIZE: 50%
GIA REPORT #: 2145518286
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Here is the newest grouping of DBL Cut for color Antique Cushion Diamonds. This is a joint effort- the cutter purchases the rough diamonds with us in mind. The resultant stones are totally unique. Most antique stones of W-X color look almost colorless. our W-X diamond looks quite yellow, as you can see. its also got amazing light performance characteristics. It's quite unusual to see stones of this cutting style with EX/VG polish and symmetry.
This stone has remarkable sparkle, life, and glitter. It's very lively, and the color comes through.
The clarity is SI1. In the photo directly above, the feather can be seen pretty much dead center, lower left quadrant. In the photo below, it's dead center upper right quadrant- the diamond is held the other way in the tweezers. It's actually not the feather you're seeing, but a reflection of it. It's quite faint. I'd say the stone is eye clean.
The photo below was taken of R4448, through a microscope. This diamond posses an identical laser inscription.
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 bookPrecious 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)- creating the "double-decker"