The Royal Lady is an exceptional gem which was completely redesigned from the ground up to incorporate the astonishing number of 268 facets. The new design ensures that the Royal Lady has exceptional brilliance, more than any other cut currently in existence. The new and innovative layout was designed and crafted by some of the most respected master cutters in Antwerp.
The Royal Lady is custommade for Royal Diamonds Amsterdam and is exclusively sold in our flagship store at the Zaanse Schans. The Royal Lady has been specifically designed for modern women who want their lifestyle to be reflected in the jewels they wear. There has been a rising demand for new and modern diamond cuts and the Royal Lady is the very top of this trend, offering brilliance at its maximum.
Antwerp and Amsterdam are the diamond centers of the world, and the master craftsmen of Antwerp are experts in creating innovative cuts such as our brand new Royal Lady cut features an unprecedented 268 facets. The city of Antwerp is the capital of Flanders but it is also the current capital of the diamond industry, being home to around 1,500 diamond firms, the largest concentration in the world.
These businesses include rough diamond producers and dealers, manufacturers and polished diamond wholesalers. “Cut in Antwerp” is an internationally recognised quality label when we’re talking about the highest quality diamond cuts, which you can then buy in our store.
Over 2800 years ago diamonds were first mined in India. It wasn’t until the end of the 19th century the diamond findings in South- Africa started the modern diamond industry. The first largescale diamondmine in this country, the ‘Kimberley Mine’ originated on the place where a young boy found a rough diamond of 21.25 carat.
Of all diamonds in the world that are being mined only 20% of them is suitable as ‘gem quality’ meaning they are fit for processing into jewelry. Diamonds that fall into gem quality range from flawless to visible inclusions.
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Diamonds have a long history as beautiful objects of desire. In the first century AD, the Roman naturalist Pliny stated: “Diamond is the most valuable, not only of precious stones, but of all things in this world.”
A diamond has to go through a lot before it reaches the jeweler’s display case. It forms deep in the earth under extreme heat and pressure. It’s ejected violently upward until it arrives at or near the earth’s surface. It’s forced from its hiding place by nature or by man. Then it’s cleaved and cut and polished until its natural beauty shines through.
For centuries Amsterdam and Antwerp are regarded as the diamond capitols of the world. Almost every diamond in the world has been cut or traded here at one point in time.