RAMAT GAN, Israel
- Oct. 9, 2018
-- According to the experts, like Yoram Finkelstein, it is much easier to break, fracture or chip your diamond than one might suspect from the hardest substance known to man. His recent piece, "Breaking Diamonds" was featured in The Australian Gemmologist, the award-winning journal published by the Gemmological Association of Australia (GAA). In his article, Mr. Finkelstein expounds on the multi-faceted world of diamond cutting, and the sometimes inevitable conclusion that some rough diamonds simply cannot be cut into jewels.
As a second-generation diamond cutter and a respected authority on old mine cut diamonds, Mr. Finkelstein illustrates his Breaking Diamonds discussion with detailed photographs of a diamond that eluded both his father's and his own best efforts to shape it into a beautiful and sparkling gem. The article is as precious a resource for diamond cutters in all stages of their craft as the gems they cut and polish. As the diamond industry has evolved through technological advancements, many of the techniques of days gone by have been lost since the Industrial Revolution. Thanks to the dedication of diamantaires like Yoram Finkelstein, the ancient techniques of cutting diamonds have been preserved for future generations.
For over 30 years, Yoram has been an innovative, creative, and passionate diamond cutter. His contributions to the literature available to diamond cutters of today and tomorrow are a direct result of his years of study and research into the history of diamond cutting and his own experience in the field. His company, GemConcepts, Ltd (http://gemconcepts.net/
) cares very much about providing ethically sourced diamonds, state-of-the-
art technologies, and old-world elegance to create some of the most brilliant diamonds available today.