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The Birth of "The Lakeshore™ Diamond"

Since the 4th century B.C., India has been a principle source for rough and polished diamonds. Indian diamond polishers have cut some of the most important diamonds in the last three centuries. India's fine craftsmen have fashioned many of the world's most famous gems like the Kohinoor, meaning "The Mountain of Light" and the Darya-i-noor, meaning "Ocean of Light". The diamond cutters were attached to different Royal families in India. The diamond polishing family would pass their craft on to the next generation, who would try to get even more brilliance and sparkle from the diamond; they called this the "Light" or the "Fire".

"The Lakeshore™ Diamond" was created by a diamond cutter who is a descendant of one of the great diamond cutting families who worked exclusively for a Royal Family in India in the 1800's. In 2001, the cutter discovered his father's sketch for a new diamond cut with the word "Agni" scribbled on it. "Agni" is a Sanskrit word, (the ancient language of India), meaning fire; it is a spiritual word that means the light and fire of the soul. His father's sketch melded together the great 18th Century diamonds with the modern brilliant cut. His father had written the sacred word "Agni" to convey the diamond's brilliance! After years of experimenting in the factory on a diamond wheel, he discovered the "fire" in a 90 faceted diamond that is now known as "The Lakeshore™ Diamond".

The Lakeshore Diamond vs. Round Brilliant

Superior Light Performance:
The Lakeshore™ Diamond has 90 facets versus the traditional 58 facets. It has the ability of maximizing the light return for better brilliance and sparkle.

Unique architecture melding tradition with science:
The Lakeshore™ Diamond inherits from the famous Kohinoor Diamond which was cut hundreds of years ago by hand. The diamond is cut by Master cutters using the traditional art over modern diamond wheels. It takes the artisans up to three times the normal time to cut and bring out the maximum brilliance from the diamond.

The Lakeshore™ Diamond is an artisan cut with 32 "extra" facets:
The master diamond cutters are artisans who take their time to make this beautiful diamond. The beauty of The Lakeshore™ Diamond cut comes from its 32 extra facets. This reengineering of the bezel and star facets create superior light return, maximizing brilliance and sparkle. The arrangement, with the correct proportion of facets, creates prisms of light for better light refraction. It is not just the amount of facets but their arrangement which makes the architecture of The Lakeshore™ Diamond a special cut diamond.

Understanding the Gemex Report:
To create a Gemex Report we start with the GemEx BrillianceScope® Analyzer, which uses patented spectrophotometer technology, measures a diamond's white light (brilliance), color light (fire) and scintillation (sparkle). It then rates each of these three measures compared to other diamonds of the same shape. The scale for each shape was set by measuring millions of diamonds to determine the highest and lowest amount of white light, color light and scintillation possible for each shape. The Light Performance Report includes the three bar graphs and also shows images of the diamond under 5 different light views used for measurement of Light Performance.

The make, value and brilliance of The Lakeshore™ Diamond gives you an exquisite diamond that you will be proud to own at an affordable price.

Features & Benefits

• "The Lakeshore Princess™ Diamond" has 89 facets versus the traditional 50 facets of a princess diamond. This creates light dispersion which gives the absolute maximum brilliance and sparkle in "The Lakeshore Princess™ Diamond". These extra facets are strategically placed to unlock the fire that has been hidden in an ordinary princess cut.

• The fleur on the culet and the chamfered corners with the special chevron facets on the pavilion make "The Lakeshore Princess™ Diamond" cut unique.

• "The Lakeshore Princess™ Diamond's" availability is limited by the additional time required to manufacture this diamond. Our factory requires that these diamonds are cut to precise measurements. Only master diamond cutters have the training to make these special diamonds. They are artisans who take pride in taking their time to make sure every diamond produces the maximum fire. It takes our master cutters more than four times the amount of time and energy to produce this gem than it would to cut an ordinary princess cut.

• The beauty of "The Lakeshore Princess™ Diamond" is the arrangement of the extra 39 facets; 20 more on the crown, 4 more on the girdle and 15 more on the pavilion. This pattern created by reengineering and creating new facets enables the diamond to refract the maximum light. The architecture of this diamond reduces light leakage to an absolute minimum. This beautiful pattern creates prisms of light which is what the eye sees as scintillation.

• "The Lakeshore Princess™ Diamond" is incomparable to ordinary Princess Cut diamonds in the same price range. This special diamond cut is at a price that gives the retail customer an exquisite diamond they will be proud to own because of its brilliance and beauty.

• "The Lakeshore Princess™ Diamond" has chamfered corners instead of pointed corners that can be easily broken when a ring is bumped against a hard object. Setters appreciate the strength and integrity of these chamfered corners as they do not have to worry about them chipping these beautiful diamonds when setting them. The setter is able to create a more secure setting on the corners that protects the diamond.

• "The Lakeshore Princess™ Diamond" is available in carat sizes starting from 1/5ct. We can make a program in the Lakeshore Princess matching your current Lakeshore program in quality & price that way you are capable of offering your customer a choice of choosing a Lakeshore Diamond in round or princess for the same price! The only difference between these two programs is that the princess cut is not supported by Gemex technology but is just as brilliant as the round.

Lakeshore Princess vs. Ordinary Princess

Lakeshore Diamond Gemex Reports

Understanding The GemEx Report:

To create a Gemex Report we start with the GemEx BrillianceScope® Analyzer, which uses patented spectrophotometer technology, measures a diamond's white light (brilliance), color light (fire) and scintillation (sparkle). It then rates each of these three measures compared to other diamonds of the same shape. The scale for each shape was set by measuring millions of diamonds to determine the highest and lowest amount of white light, color light and scintillation possible for each shape. The Light Performance Report includes the three bar graphs and also shows images of the diamond under 5 different light views used for measurement of Light Performance.

Please check out the Gemex website: www.gemexlive.com

• Click: Launch Live Report for Web
• Enter GB89-0810079 in Diamond ID box. This is a LakeshoreTM Diamond.
• Please try the buttons on the bottom: White Light, Color Light and Scintillate.


All Miner's North Jewelry Sales Associates have been trained in the Gemexcellence Program. Gemex issues a diploma to all Miner's North Jewelry Sales Associates who have completed the Gemex Course on Diamond Brilliance and Light Performance.

*US Patent No.: D578,033 S

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