A family-owned diamond cutting and polisher atelier located in Canada. We are your master diamond cutters! We specialize in cutting Sirius Star®...the world's brightest diamond® and offer our network of Customers a dedicate diamond re-cut, repair, re-polish and restoration service.
We aim to cut the finest diamonds to the highest cut grades- whilst pushing the boundaries of diamond design for optimal light performance. We cut for the “Yes I do!”, for the “WOW!”, for the “OMG!”, for “that’s incredible!”, for “thank you!”…
“When I first saw and held Esperanza, it was smooth as silk and glowed like the moon. I don’t see a lot of rough diamonds, but I never knew they could look like she did!” ~ Laura Stanley, Stanley Jewelers Gemologist Read the Jewellery Business Magazine article: Esperanza: A diamond unlike any other
What a fascinating story! Another unusual aspect of this diamond is the absence of plastic deformation of the diamond. It has a clearly defined crystallographic signature.I thought it prudent in the light of the recent discoveries of large diamonds at Lucara’s Karowe mine in Botswana to add some interesting content. This is how they extract those […]
Esperanza, the most valuable American diamond ever discovered, is primed to tour the finest jewelers in Arkansas, California, Arizona, Texas and Florida before heading to auction; unless a serious contender makes an offer! The spectacular, one of a kind, 4.62ct D-color and Internally Flawless Esperanza Triolette is scheduled to make an appearance in select locations […]
Historic background When diamonds were first discovered in Lichtenburg, South Africa (circa 1926), it caused a huge rush as prospectors and ‘want to be miners’ rushed to the area to ‘claim’ their fortune. One of those wannabee miners was my late father Flip Botha (Phillip), who decided that farming is just too much work with too little […]
In one of my earlier posts I wrote about Crystal Planes. The reason we can cut diamonds, that is break the covalent bond of the atoms to separate from the diamond crystal, is due to its particular structure. It is only possible to break the covalent bond in a specific direction. To illustrate this principle I […]