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Diamond Girdle – A cutter’s compass

Diamond Girdle – A cutter’s compass

Diamond Girdle - Introduction and history The Diamond girdle tell a lot about diamonds and their cuts. To the average observer, girdles simply display the division between the top and the bottom sections of the diamond. As a matter of fact, the girdle plane is one of...

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Bespoke orders, a tale of seven Old Mine Cut diamonds

Bespoke orders, a tale of seven Old Mine Cut diamonds

A short story telling of a unique order just about to be completed, the order calls for seven matching quarter carat Old Mine Cut diamonds, in warmer J-K-L colors not necessarily for a lower price but more importantly to match a certain jewel design. Why unique you...

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Diamond Culet – The Hole in the Middle

Diamond Culet – The Hole in the Middle

Introduction to Open Diamond Culet Diamond culets have many stories to tell, their story subjects depends on the relative period the diamond was crafted or polished. Unfortunately such stories ended with modern cutting advancement and for the last century, diamond...

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Diamond Design, still stuck in 1919

Diamond Design, still stuck in 1919

Throughout history, the concept behind diamond cutting was to shape and facet them for their subjective beauty based on the optical knowledge of the different era’s. Diamonds were mainly purchased and collected by royalty…

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Cutting Fancy Color Diamonds – Vintage vs. Modern Designs

Cutting Fancy Color Diamonds – Vintage vs. Modern Designs

Have you ever wondered why large cape yellow round brilliant diamonds seem to have all but disappeared? In this article, we’ll reveal why that is and what it means by explaining the cutting of fancy color Diamonds. A long time ago cutters learned that re-cutting warm...

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