In the modern world of mining, the provenance of a stone is not often known. Although guaranteed to be conflict free, diamonds can change hands many times before they reach their final destination making them hard to trace.
However, in our ongoing collaboration with Misfit Diamonds we've been able to bring our clients many of their Canadian diamonds, all fully traceable from their mine of origin. Here's the story behind two beautiful diamonds from Misfit that are available to purchase or use for a bespoke project from our Curated Diamonds selection.
HOW ARE DIAMONDS CUT?
Every diamond begins as a rough stone, covered with natural marks made during the diamond’s formation in the earth.
They are assessed using state of the art technology, then mapped and cut to create one or several larger diamonds and a few smaller stones. The shape and size of these are dictated by natural inclusions in the stone, and the personal taste of the cutter.
The picture above shows the mapping process and is courtesy of Misfit Diamonds.
2.02CT GEOMETRIC OVAL STEP CUT CHAMPAGNE DIAMOND
Originally from the Ekati Mine in Northwest Territories, Canada, this incredible 3.77ct rough diamond above was cut to create this Geometric Oval.
As you can see, the rough diamond has very little sparkle but once cut and polished the diamond has a beautiful fire to it.
It’s a striking blend of the classic oval shape and a geometric silhouette that feels effortlessly modern.
1.54CT GEOMETRIC CUSHION STEP CUT CHAMPAGNE DIAMOND
Cut from a smaller 2.64ct rough diamond, you can see how the uncut stone already suggests what shape the main final diamond will be.
In a similar style to the Geometric Oval, the step cut facets transform the softer Cushion Cut diamond to create a unique silhouette.
Being fully traceable from mine to mount, you can incorporate a Canadian diamond into your engagement ring safe in the knowledge that it has been mined under the strictest ethical and environmental standards.
If you love the look of a champagne diamond, learn more about the plethora of hues they can be found in through our Champagne Diamond Guide here.