Brian Gavin and Gabi Tolkowsky meet…
19 Jan 2009

When I traveled to Russia for the International Diamond Cut Conference (IDCC) in 2004, I was fortunate enough to meet up with Gabi Tolkowsky, one of the world's most renowned diamond cutters and the sixth generation of the Tolkowsky family…

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Buying Rough Diamonds in Russia
16 Jan 2009

I've had many requests over the years to describe what it is like to purchase rough diamonds I went on a trip to investigate the purchase of rough diamond material in Moscow, Russia for the creation of A CUT ABOVE's…

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Dreams of Africa*- The Story Behind…
14 Jan 2009

"Dreams of Africa* is beautiful, and Brian's idea is wonderful and refreshing." Marjorie Andrade, UN Goodwill Ambassador, Brazil. In 2006, interest in the origin of diamonds was fueled by the new Hollywood movie, "Blood Diamonds" which denounced the illicit practices of the…

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How do inclusions in diamonds look…
11 Jan 2009

Many times people ask about the nature of inclusions in diamonds, if they are dangerous, if they affect the durability and performance of the stone and if they are visible. Many question and want to know what they look like…

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Brian Gavin and Martin Rapaport discuss….
08 Jan 2009

Brian Gavin and Martin Rapaport discuss Conflict Diamonds. The JCK Jewelry Show in Las Vegas, the industry’s annual premier buying event, takes place over the first weekend of June every year. On the Monday morning of the show, Martin Rapaport,…

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More Images Of True Love
07 Jan 2009

Many of you have requested in emails and on the blog for more images. Here goes... enjoy [gallery order="DESC"]

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What one of my 'design days'…
05 Jan 2009

I have had many requests asking what one of my days was like at whiteflash. It's a fair question so let me try and fill you in.  A  little over a year ago, my eldest son got married to a…

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Hello world!
01 Jan 2009

Welcome! This is Brian the Cutter's blog

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