• Short Summary

    FOR 500 YEARS THE CRAFT OF DIAMOND CUTTING REMAINED UNCHANGED UNTIL RECENTLY, WHEN MR ARPAD NAGY, A HUNGARIAN-BORN DIAMOND MERCHANT AND PRECISION ENGINEER WORKING IN LONDON, UK, PERFECTED A NEW TECHNIQUE FOR CUTTING THE STONES.

  • Description

    FOR 500 YEARS THE CRAFT OF DIAMOND CUTTING REMAINED UNCHANGED UNTIL RECENTLY, WHEN MR ARPAD NAGY, A HUNGARIAN-BORN DIAMOND MERCHANT AND PRECISION ENGINEER WORKING IN LONDON, UK, PERFECTED A NEW TECHNIQUE FOR CUTTING THE STONES. THE PROCESS, WHICH HE HAS CALLED THE PRINCESS CUT, GIVES BRILLIANCE AND REFLECTION WITHOUT SUBMERGING TWO-THIRDS OF THE STONE, SAS HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY NECESSARY.

    MR NAGY'S TECHNIQUE IS TO CUT FLAT SLENDER STONES, ALL OF WHICH CAN BE SEEN SO THAT NOW DIAMONDS WILL BE SOLD ACCORDING TO SURFACE AREA INSTEAD OF BY WEIGHT. THE BACK OF THE PRINCESS STONE IS CUT INTO GROOVES, ANGLED AND SPACED WITH GREAT ACCURACY TO GET THE FULL REFRACTION OF LIGHT. COMPLETELY NEW TOOLS WERE NECESSARY, AND THESE TOO WERE DESIGNED BY MR NAGY.

    THE NEW STONES WILL STILL BE EXPENSIVE, BUT IN TIME YOU WILL GET A LARGER STONE FOR YOUR MONEY BY BUYING PRINCESS-CUT DIAMONDS. SO FAR THERE IS ONLY ONE COMPLETE SUITE OF THE NEW TYPE OF DIAMONDS, A NECKLACE FOR GBP3,240, EARRINGS FOR GBP1,220, BROOCH FOR GBP1,180, BRACELET FOR GBP267, AND RING FOR GBP525. THE OTHER EXAMPLE SHOWN IS A HEART SHAPED LOOP NECKLACE WORTH GBP10,000.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA25TN04UTXRQB5KG47OFZ439HW
    Media URN:
    VLVA25TN04UTXRQB5KG47OFZ439HW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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