Rare. Luminous. Scintillating. Dazzling. Who among us has not been mesmerized by the sight of a beautiful diamond or captivated by its natural history? Diamond crystals form deep within the Earth and are brought to the planet’s surface by long extinct, and equally rare, volcanoes. Upon close examination by a trained eye, these billion year old stones can be distinguished by their unusual luster (almost greasy like appearance). But to the untrained eye, rough diamonds appear unassuming, unremarkable, and indistinguishable from ordinary pebbles. It is only the faceting that brings these seemingly ordinary stones to life with an explosion of light and color. And it is the diamond cutter’s knowledge of optics, mineralogy, and geometry that allows for the transformation of these pebbles into faceted diamonds. However, it is the Master diamond cutter’s artistry, experience, and intuition that turns faceted diamonds into gemstones worthy of the ages.