ITEM #: R4601
Platinum and 18Karat Yellow Gold Halo Diamond Earrings
SHAPE: Cushion Cut
COLOR: Fancy Light Yellow
MEASUREMENTS: 5.88 x 5.41 x 3.91 mm
TOTAL DEPTH: 72.3%
TABLE SIZE: 66%
GIA REPORT #: 5141456834
SHAPE: Cushion Cut
COLOR: Fancy Light Yellow
MEASUREMENTS: 5.84 x 5.45 x 3.85 mm
TOTAL DEPTH: 70.6%
TABLE SIZE: 67%
GIA REPORT #: 1142457297
TOTAL WEIGHT: 0.57cts
SHAPE: Round Brilliant
Platinum and 18Karat Yellow Gold Halo Earrings
||Original GIA Reports ship with item. We also include our comprehensive appraisal for identification or insurance purposes.
Here's an amazing pair of cushion diamonds in their own right. In terms of a "match" they're just about perfect. Dimensions are statistically identical, if we're talking human vision tolerance. Same size. Same shape.
Same lovely light lemon yellow color. Same crystal clear VS1 clarity. Both are VG VG polish/ symmetry.
Here are individual photos of both stones.
The top one is the 1.14ct, the bottom is the 1.15ct.
Kidding, I can't tell the difference between the two diamonds now that they are set.
This reminds me of a time when I left the diamond industry for a while in my early 20's to work in a parrot store.
I impressed the owner of the place with my sales abilities, so he was training me. These birds were actually more costly back then. A Blue and Gold macaw was $3,000 in 1979. Which is a lot in today's dollars - yet the birds can now be bought for $1,500.
Someone came in in and the owner of the store was selling them a bird. "Is it a male?" the buyer wondered.
At this point the guy, who really knew how to handle birds, grabbed the bird, and put his finger under the bird and felt around for a moment.
"It's a male."
Later, I asked him how he was able to determine the sex of the bird. In most breeds of parrots, males and females are identical visually. The Grand Eclectus is one exception, but I digress.
'You can't" he told me "I just feel around like I know what I'm doing and guess - if the bird lays an egg sometime in the future, what are they going to do?"
Suffice it to say, I did not last long working for this guy. I believe he's out of jail by now...
Seriously, the point of the story is, we never fudge. If we know something, that's what we state. If we don't know, that's what we'll answer.
We find this to be particularly important in a business where the consumer is placed in a position of trusting the merchant.
In this case it really did not make a difference for us to track which stone was which through the manufacturing process. Both are really lovely stones with the type of lovely sparkle you want in a fancy colored diamond.
The settings are pieces of art made using the most up to date manufacturing methods combined with a strong sense of classic proportions from a design standpoint.
The clasps, for example, are die struck, and extremely reliable, and a few thousand less than a handmade mechanism. (remember, we need two). This element is seamlessly integrated into the rest of the earring, which we make from scratch.
The plotting of the halo includes the experience to know exactly how large the diamonds in the halos we need to give us the effect we're looking for.
Too large, and there are gaps between the stones. If the white round diamonds are too small and there's too much metal work for what we went for - that being a bright white ring of dazzling sparkle which is continuous around the lemon yellow center. Besides giving a very good "outline" in relation to the shape of the diamonds, the lovely way the style of the setting accentuates the "round-ness" of the white diamonds with the single exposed prong at the outside. I love this effect.
Beautifully cut white diamonds.
The yellow diamonds are set in yellow gold - but it's really hard to see it. There's a little yellow gold underneath them, but the backs of the yellow diamonds are exposed.
The earrings are platinum and substantial. 6.1 grams total - about 3 grams each.
If you like the earrings in these photos, you will love them in person - we guarantee it!
The photos above are ACTUAL Photos of the diamond earrings you will receive.
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