Period Cuts

Mughal Cut Diamonds – The Search Continues

Mughal Cut Diamonds – The Search Continues

A couple of weeks ago (Jan 28, 2022), I came across a LinkedIn post by Rui Galopim de Carvalho on the famous Orlov Diamond, one of a *handful surviving specimens of the ancient Mughal style faceting. In the post Rui referred to an article by Anna Malecka published in...

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Old Mine Cut Diamonds Guide

Old Mine Cut Diamonds Guide

Old Mine Cut diamonds are antique diamonds formed and cut from ancient times to the end of the 19th or beginning of the 20th. century when more uniformed round brilliants came about. More relevant Old Mine Cuts are antique diamonds that were cut en brilliant style (58...

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Mogul Cut Diamond – Reviving the Mountain of Light!

Mogul Cut Diamond – Reviving the Mountain of Light!

The Mogul Cut Diamond (also known as Mughal) is one of the most ancient diamond faceting techniques. It is a direct alteration from the more popular rose cut (style) as we know, but with taking material mass and form as primary consideration. One of the most famous...

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Diamond Kozibe

Diamond Kozibe

Diamond Kozibe effect is relatively a new term and is based on a very old cutting procedure dating back to the beginnings of diamond cutting. The actual meaning behind the name Kozibe comes from the methodical optical reflections derived from the open and polished...

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Miners Diamond

Miners Diamond

What is Miners Diamond Since writing our “Old Mine Cut Diamonds - a complete informative guide”, quite a few people have asked me, “...then what is a “miners diamond” In this short article, I am going to try to delve a bit deeper into the world of “old mine[r] diamond...

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The Tiffany Yellow Diamond – Up Close

The Tiffany Yellow Diamond – Up Close

It must have started somewhere around 2002, when I first discovered that the marvelous and Historic 128 carat Tiffany Yellow Diamond was on permanent display on the main floor of the Fifth Avenue Tiffany flagship store. I was pleasantly surprised that I could actually...

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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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How I Discovered the Regent-Pitt Diamond Spark

How I Discovered the Regent-Pitt Diamond Spark

The year was 1999. I was hard at work developing a new Diamond cut for the marketplace. In the final days of the 20th-century, most available Diamond cuts were basic, known generic cuts that had been marketed one way or the other for the last century. Some of these...

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Colorless Antique Diamonds – not a myth

Colorless Antique Diamonds – not a myth

A while ago as I read in one of the more popular Facebook forums about the jewelry industry that most antique Diamonds were of lower (warmer) colors because most originated from the (then) newly discovered South African mines in the later part of the 19th Century....

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