Brunswick Blue

Brunswick Blue

Brunswick Blue To paraphrase Charles Dickens, this is a tale of two diamonds. Purportedly cut from the same stone that produced the Hope Diamond, this diamond’s path through history turned out quite differently from its alleged famous sibling. Shrouded in mystery,...
Bruting

Bruting

Bruting Bruting is a process in diamond cutting that establishes the girdle outline. Once the height and width of the diamond are determined, it is then shaped along the girdle edge by grinding it against another diamond on a specially designed, high-speed lathe. This...

Carbon

Carbon Carbon is a chemical element on the periodic table. Carbon is the 15th most abundant element in the earth’s crust and the 4th most abundant in the universe. Known and used since antiquity, carbon is the main element of diamond and graphite and...
Cleveland Diamond

Cleveland Diamond

Cleveland Diamond If ever fate has lent a hand in determining the course of a diamond’s story, it is this one. Just a few seemingly random events combined to influence its path through history, including a beginning that would have been much different, had its...
Cullinan Diamond

Cullinan Diamond

Cullinan Diamond It was the late afternoon of January 25, 1905. Employees at the Premier Diamond Mine in the British African colony of Transvaal were finishing up for the day when their routine was shattered by an animated worker hurriedly approaching the mine...