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The History of Diamond Cuts and Cutting

The History of Diamond Cuts and Cutting Diamonds have entranced humans for thousands of years and were historically prized as mystical objects rather than stones that could be worn as jewelry. It was only when they could be cut ina way that released their potential to play so gloriously with light that they became sought after as adornments for rings. Point Cut Established in 1375CE by a guild of diamond polishers in Nuremberg, Germany, diamonds bruted and polished to reveal a classic pointed shape. 1300s Table Cut 15th century European artisans used diamond dust collected during bruting to heavily grind away and flatten the top of a point cut diamond to create the table cut. 1400s Old Single Cut Grinding down the 'table' corners Medieval Table Cut diamonds could appear to be quite black, which is why other gems like rubies and sapphires were more favored for use in jewelry. to create an octagonal shape. Perfect Cut Rosetta Cut Flemish Lodewyk van Berken used olive oil and diamond dust on a spinning The art of faceted gem cutting developed throughout the Renaissance due to the artistry of the likes of Giovanna delle Corniole and Giacomo 1456 wheel as a polishing machine or 'scaif. Tagliacarne. 1500 A DIAMOND'S ATOMIC STRUCTURE MEANS THAT THEY CAN BE SPLIT ALONG PLANES 17 Brilliant Cut 1650s facets Also known as the Mazarin or the double-cut brilliant is credited to Jules, Cardinal Mazarin (France's first minister), has a cone shape and 17 facets. Brilliant Cut I Peruzzi Cut Venetian Vincent Peruzzi doubled the number of crown facets 1681 from 17 to 33 to improve a diamond's fıre and brilliance. They were first cut as either squares or rectangles before having their edges rounded to form 'cushion-cuts.' Old European Cut The ancestor of the Round Brilliant cut, tall and 1830s featuring a very small table and heavy crown, they remain popular with those who love antique jewelry. RISE OF THE MACHINES Americans Henry D. Morse and Charles M. Field patented a steam-powered bruting machine, invented in 1891, eight years after the Eureka Diamond was discovered in South Africa. 1874 More Modernization The motorized diamond saw coupled with mechanical bruting enabled stones to be cut efficiently, accurately, Mechanization enabled 1900s Joseph Asscher to create the Asscher Cut in 1902. with less material waste and in more creative ways. Round Brilliant Cut Polish Marcel Tolkowsky used his mathematical Round Brilliant Cut diamonds 1919 75% TOP ВOTTOM calculations to develop his 58 faceted account for over 75% that are round-brilliant cut. sold. Princess Cut Slower at cutting but far more Unusual inverted pyramid form features chevron facets Modern diamond saws 1960s precise, rare Green laser machine are used (only 15 exist) spin a phosphor-bron ze blade at 15, 00 гpm. cut along its pavilion which produce a distinctive cross-shaped reflection. ТOP BOTTOM Hearts and Arrows Designed in Japan in the 1980s and imported into the USA in the 90s, the 57 faceted Round Brilliant takes 3 times longer to create than any other cut. The view from the Only top is a pattern of eight perfectly symmetrical arrows and from its pavilion 1% 1980s of the world's diamonds are cut it displays eight perfectly symmetrical hearts. with precise optical ТОР symmetry. BOTTOM Brought to you by: WHITEFLASH Ideal Diamonds & Fine Jewelry Sources Diamond_Cutting • 1-832-252-6770

The History of Diamond Cuts and Cutting

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The first diamonds to be recorded dates back to 325BCE, which have been moulded into the diamonds we know today due to thousands of years of artistry and technology. Diamond Cuts and Cutting have tran...


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