Three new diamond cuts introduced by the Indian Hini Star. The record is 91 facets ♦ ︎
There are traditions that seem immutable. A diamond, for example, is forever. But only since, in 1947, De Beers launched an advertising campaign with this slogan. Even the most popular diamond cut, the brilliant, has no secular tradition, but began to spread only in the early 1900s.
But the evolution has not ended, according to the Hong Kong-based Indian diamond manufacturer, Hini Star. A few weeks ago, in fact, the company presented three new diamond cuts, which are part of a series called Optica. The three newcomers are called Stelo, Rozo and Floro, but the Optica series includes 18 new diamond cuts, which will be presented later.
According to Smit Virani, chief operating officer of Hini Star, each of the cuts in the series has patented symmetrical optical motifs that are the result of over 30 years of research, development and innovation. The cuts offer overall lighting performance that has never existed before. In any case, diamonds are offered with Giae certificate with a scientific evaluation regarding brightness (reflected light) and light symmetry. The new cuts, according to Hini Star, have been developed thanks to the new digital tools, which have allowed us to calculate new parameters that enhance the optical properties of the stone.
The reflections for the three cuts are also inspired by real images: star (Stelo), rosa (Rozo) and flower (Floro). Stelo has 91 facets, a record (the brilliant-cut diamond has 57). Rozo is limited to 56 facets, while Floro reaches 77: a possible result only with the new, modern diamond-cutting machines.