Jewelry makers are moving from traditional designs to unique patterns that not only enhance the beauty of gems but also increase their sales value.
One such jeweler, Nirav Modi, who has set up a diamond store recently in Hong Kong, showed his masterpiece – the Anira cut diamond. Anira cut is a bracelet linked together using diamonds. The best part about the bracelet is that metal links, which form the foundation, are hidden from viewer’s eyes and only the diamond crumbs come into view.
He says a normal person cannot tell the difference between 58 facets or 101 facets. “It makes no sense to make special cuts just to increase the value of a gem when it can be made twice as beautiful by unique cutting patterns”. He says his Ainra cut just does that.
“It is beautiful, fluid & functional.”
Modi says his inspiration was the jade ring which was the most valuable jewelry a Tai Tai had. “I used to work in Hong Kong 25 years ago. Being an Indian, I was not exposed to jade. I used to think what was so attractive about the jade ring. Then I found that it was not jade gemstone that made it attractive but the endless cut of the jade ring.”
The LV diamond cut is inspired by the Louis Vuitton’s brand monogram, which features a star and flower motif. The drastic sparkle dazzles the onlooker at first glance. Normally, brilliant-cut diamonds have 56 facets. However, LV cut features 61 to 77 facets that completely change the personality of the wearer.
A diamond is judged by its radiance. The more facets it will have the more radiance it will emit. That is what the Crisscut by Cristopher does. Crisscut intensifies the glow of the diamond by increasing the depth and range of crisscross facets, resulting in high-intensity brilliance. Due to its utmost shimmer, people call it ‘full-of-fire’ diamond.
This square cut, known by its name Blaze cut, has only 13 facets all varying in depth. The design was technically prepared to produce maximum sparkle with minimum facets. The design was created by Bez Ambar.
Wallace Cut is an intelligent multi-dimensional design by Wallace Chan. Chan is a well-known sculptor and jeweler who invented Wallace cut by combining medieval cameo and intaglio into three-dimensional engravings. The result is a 3D reflection of the cameo on all sides of the gemstone. The Wallace cut is specifically done on diamonds. This unprecedented carving technique has also won a Hong Kong Jewelry Design Grand Award.
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