Karl K

Diamond designer. First production design: Octavia. Long time poster on Pricescope also known as storm (strmrdr). http://www.stormsplace.com

Last 5 articles of this author

One consumer’s journey to the trade

This is the story of my journey to becoming a Diamond Designer. The early years: Looking back over the years what stands out is not so much events, but the people. The journey starts in Nov. 2003, when I joined Pricescope after lurking for a week or so. I had decided that I wanted to learn more about diamonds ...

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pavilion mains

Do the pavilion mains drive light return in the modern round brilliant?

Article by Karl K. On many websites you will see it said that the pavilion main facets drive light return. Top labs and many grading systems use the pavilion angle as a basis for assigning a cut grade. Is this correct? We will be using computer generated Ideal-Scope images created in DiamCalc for this discussion. h...

Do the pavilion mains drive light return in the modern round brilliant? VIEW POST

Virtual Facets and patterns, a Discussion about step cuts.

This is the next article in the discussion of step cut diamonds. The main goal of this article is to show how virtual facets form patterns in diamonds. This is just a small part of the incredibly complex subject of virtual facets as virtual facets define every aspect of a diamond’s appearance and a large part ...

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Performance and the p3 facets, a discussion about step cut diamonds.

By Karl K. This is the beginning of a discussion on steps cuts, how they work, what they are and what to look for when buying one. It’s a long road but one I think is well worth investigating. I will be starting at the bottom of the diamond and working up to the table. Two of the most common step cut diamonds are t...

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