Post by Aeolianarpa » April 9th, 2011, 3:27 pm
Well folks, the 1.4ct FLY halo from a whole month ago (ahem!) seriously intensified what was already a profound appreciation for all things yellow-radiant flavored :P So naturally the only thing to do was inconvenience DBL by trading up to a 2.38 in a similar setting. Absolutely fair play to David who went along with it all and delivered yet another beautiful piece of very well made jewellery. :appl:

The pros to the yellow radiant cut are not all that evident from still pictures, so the biggest advantage is that it's always 'on' -- in conditions that make my round brilliant cut (GIA ex) look a bit glassy this thing is all deep sparkle and warm glow. The light return is in 'a thousand splendid tiny suns' format -- in that many small light shards appear to come from deep within the stone and flicker rapidly with tiny movements. For people living in low-light or overcast conditions this type of cut and color would be an excellent answer I think. Some pics (and stats: 2.38 FLY SI1, 7.63 x 7.56mm. Halo stones F VS.):
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