Designer Inspired Lucida Style Engagement Rings
Sharing many of the characteristics of the Tiffany Lucida engagement ring, this XProng style of setting is quite versatile and we have handmade versions to accommodate various different diamond shapes such as the Lucere Diamond, August Vintage Cushion, Asscher, Cushion, Round, Princess and Emerald Cuts.
Each Lucida style ring is handmade to order and tailored specifically to fit the stones. We have created a number of Tiffany Lucida inspired engagement rings for our clients but one thing remains constant; The craftsmanship, skill and product quality is unsurpassed because each ring is entirely made by hand using traditional hand-fabrication techniques.
These rings are just an example of the myriad possibilities available to you. The beauty of commissioning a custom lucida ring from Daniel Prince is that we can tailor a specification to fit your budget.
If you would like a custom Tiffany Lucida style engagement ring, contact us now to talk to our diamond expert or to arrange a consultation.
History of Lucida
The Lucida® diamond is a mixed square cut with 50 facets. It has a high crown, wide corners, a small table and a brilliant pavilion. Such proportions are reminiscent of antique diamonds such as the Asscher and cushion cuts. Tiffany & Co. designed a special setting to showcase its new cut. The gracefully curved four-prong mounting sits on a thicker band which tapers towards the back. Tiffany & Co. introduced its patented Lucida® diamond cut in 1999. Its name is evocative of the most brilliant star in a constellation.
The Lucida cut is slightly different from the Princess and Asscher cuts and looks like a combination of the two. Close also to the radiant cut (Square) with the cropped corners of the Asscher but cut of the Princess.
Isn't it just a Princess cut?
The princess cut is a square brilliant cut with sharp (un-cropped) corners. It is one of the most popular diamond shapes for engagement rings today.
It was developed to for fill the desire for a square-shaped stone with more brilliance than the traditional step-cut emeralds and squares.
This is not the same as the Lucida as the corners are slightly cropped to allow for the mounting.
Is it an Asscher Cut
Original antique Asscher diamonds are very sought after today--and very scarce. They have recently begun to appear in the engagement rings of Hollywood starlets, such as those of Reese Witherspoon and Kate Hudson. These widely-photographed rings, appearing in fashion and entertainment magazines, have stoked the public's demand for this vintage cut.
In order to fill this demand, Holland's Royal Asscher Company has re-issued the cut--with a makeover. They used computer simulations to find the best blend of old and new in its reformulation. Trademarked the Royal Asscher Cut, it was launched in 2001 and has been embraced by the jewellery industry, the media and the public.
The Royal Asscher Cut retains the small table, high crown and deep pavilion of the original. However, it has wider corners and an extra row of facets, for a total of seventy-four. The effect is a series of endless reflection patterns seen through the top of the stone
Is it Radiant Cut?
The Radiant cut diamond is considered the father of branded fancy cut diamonds with a birth over 20 years ago.
It's the first cut to have complete brilliant fact pattern applied to both the crown & pavilion.
The same ratio of 1:1.5 will provide the most pleasing shape but the square shape has become very popular recently because it appears identical to the princess cut but because it has cropped corners, you can achieve the same dimensions as a princess cut but with a lower carat weight!