Epic 101

Epic 101 Architecture

It has long been recognized that cutting and polishing a diamond crystal enhances its beauty. Diamonds have extremely high luster, resulting from the fact that a diamond will reflect a high proportion of the light which strikes its surface. Indeed, this high luster is what gives diamonds their pleasing “sparkle”.

But a certain amount of light fails to reflect back from the polished surface, and this “loss” contributes to a reduction in the scintillation, and therefore the beauty, of the diamond.

The question of how best to cut and polish a diamond so as to maximize its apparent beauty has been a subject of debate for hundreds of years. At the heart of the matter lies the question of how to minimize the loss of light that has entered the stone through its flat upper surface. Ideally, the light that penetrates the interior of the diamond should bounce from facet to facet until it is reflected back up through the central “table”, producing maximum visual appeal. The extent to which this occurs is dependent on the diamond’s faceting architecture.

Diamonds have historically been cut using a variety of faceting architectures, but early in the Twentieth Century, designers codified, in a theoretical sense, the ideal proportions of the 58 facet diamond.

But Epic 101 has Revolutionized that!

Epic 101 Light Performance

For generations, the accepted methods for evaluating the intrinsic characteristics of a polished diamond were highly subjective, and created an alphabet soup of grading terms that fell short of the actual goal of assessing the relative beauty of each graded diamond.

At the heart of the issue was the fact that grades attesting to the clarity and color of a specific diamond failed to actually measure the physical characteristics that account for its beauty. Fortunately, recently developed technologies now enable us to measure, in a clear, quantifiable way, the light performance characteristics that ultimately account for the true beauty of a diamond.

Including using high-tech technology like Gemprint, which takes a "fingerprint" of your diamond, but also assesses the light performance.

Each Epic 101 diamond comes with an official Gemprint certification that tells you all about the superior light performance from your Epic 101 diamond!

The "Fingerprint" of Your Diamond








Turning Rough Diamond Crystals in to Some of the Most Beautiful Diamonds You Will Ever See!

The Master Cutter's Craft

All of this talk of faceting architectures and angles may leave the impression that the cutting process is sterile, antiseptic, and robotic, but nothing could be further from the case. The human element is actually critical, as the skills of the men and women doing the cutting have an extremely profound impact on the finished diamond. And none are more highly skilled than those who are chosen to cut the Epic 101.

The Epic 101 is far more complex, and thus takes more time and skill to cut than other diamonds, so it’s natural that only the most experienced, highly trained and qualified cutters be selected for the task.

Indeed, Epic 101's are cut only by the very best of the best, in many cases coming from artisan families who can count ancestors who were also diamond cutters going back many generations. Their painstaking devotion to obtaining the highest level of beauty in each diamond shows in the unmatched Light Performance they achieve in the actual finished gems that they produce.

The Epic 101 is far more complex, and thus takes more time and skill to cut than other diamonds, so it’s natural that only the most experienced, highly trained and qualified cutters be selected for the task.

In the end, the Epic 101 becomes one of the world's MOST brilliant and scintillating diamonds.