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Build Your Own Ikuma Diamond: From rough to polished!

May 5, 2010
Rough Ikuma Diamonds

Rough Ikuma Diamonds from Canada's Victor Mine

This week we will be presenting a unique bespoke opportunity: the chance to select a rough diamond and decide exactly how it will be cut. Never before have customers been able to participate in the life of their diamond from its rough stage to finished piece.

A diamond takes shape

Friday and Saturday (May 7th and 8th) in our Alderwood store in Seattle, we will have a large selection of rough (uncut, unpolished) diamonds for customers to view. A customer will be able to purchase a rough diamond and decide how it will be cut and polished (shape, size, number of finished stones from a piece of rough) and can select or design a piece of jewelry for the make-to-measure diamond to live in.

The diamonds each originated in the Victor Mine in Northern Ontario, Canada. Aided by the latest in 3D modeling technology, we will present a number of different options for cutting each rough stone.

Polishing the diamond

A customer might choose a single Ideal cut diamond, princess cut, or other popular shape. She might also choose to fashion two matching finished stones from a single piece of rough–perhaps for a perfectly matched pair of earrings. Alternatively, the rough stone could be cut into two diamonds, one larger and one smaller. In this way, a couple could each wear a diamond from the same piece of rough. There is a wonderful symbolism for each partner to wear pieces that have been together for millions of years.

Choosing where to cut the diamond

For more information, please call Regina Aiello in our Alderwood Mall store, (425) 771-7227.

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