The Story of a Diamond: From Mine to Market
A Diamonds Journey
From the depths of over 150 kilometres beneath Canada’s North West Territories, a shiny 2.58ct diamond in the rough was born to the Ekati Mine.
Fast forward, the diamond now sits pretty as a 1.08ct cushion cut in a romantic, hand fabricated yellow gold ring made by our friend and client, Elana Ginsberg of K&Co Bespoke.
The designer herself made mention that she has waited over 20 years for such transparency of a diamonds origin. This is made possible in thanks to Canada’s commitment to accountability in the mining of all diamonds, and Misfit Diamonds commitment to sharing the process with our clients.
This piece of rough came in a parcel of champagnes, but upon examining the stone, it appeared to have much less saturation than the others and falling more so into the white spectrum. The top three cut options we considered for this rough were a modern take on an old European cut, a geometric rose cut, and a modern old mine cut.
Old European Cut
Geometric Rose Cut
Modern Old Mine Cut
A Faceted Diamond
Elana was quick to swoop away the modern old mine cut diamond, being that she tremendously adores this particular shape. “My love for this stone is multifaceted. I'm a sucker for a vintage cut and will take one over a brilliant any day; the glow is so romantic and the depth of personality in these beauties is just intoxicating. Combine that with the transparency/sustainability of this diamond and it's an absolute no brainer.” She furthers her point by mentioning what an honour it is to be able to work with these kinds of stones.
The Final Product
The once in a lifetime diamond was carefully set into a magnificently embellished ring. The designer elaborates, "The 'Adaline' setting is one ring that I traditionally set with modern vintage cuts so this diamond jumped out at me. It's a VS quality, beautifully soft J-K colour and looks stunning in the hand engraved matte finish yellow gold. It's so soft and pretty and will stand the test of time in this vintage inspired setting.”
But what is still left unknown, is who may be the lucky person to wear and forever treasure the finished piece. This ‘hot off the jewellers bench’ ring is available for purchase online or in person at K&Co Bespoke’s Parkdale studio and showroom. We strongly encourage visiting the shop IRL, because Elana Ginsberg is just as spectacular a person as the jewelry she creates.
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