Experimenting with Portrait Cut diamonds is a segment that definitely intrigues me, especially when it means trying out with different gem materials in tandem (literally).
This pinky ring really exhibits an interesting anecdote…
I selected a very unique yellow Portrait Cut diamond for my initial experiment. A type of shield shaped irregular nonagon (9 sided) which was designed and crafted to possess two parallel shield shaped table facets allowing a free transparent view through the center of this ultra-flat diamond.
A unique, ancient faceting technique called the “Double Cut” surrounds the table facets on both sides of the diamond emphasizing the beautiful yellow material color. When interacting with light it displays a wonderful and subtle light-play when in slight motion.
Furtherly, this Portrait Cut diamond covers another smaller diamond which was selected to fit within the table facet boundaries.
For the second diamond I have selected one of our colorless vintage style Asscher Cut diamonds. Both diamonds and the side embellishments are diamond cuts based on historical facet styles.
What is pretty amazing is the fact that the Portrait diamond is an intense yellow color and when viewing through you still notice the “colorlessness” of the Asscher Cut just beneath.
Another interesting occurrence, while the small table of the Asscher Cut flares up, so do the small Kozibe reflections derived from the multifold reflections of the open culet it possesses.