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Sep 24th

2015

Esperanza 3D Files

At 147 facets, the Esperanza Triolette is a particularly challenging shape. You can Download Esperanza 3D FIles (courtesy of AGS Laboratories and OGI Tech Systems). If you’re a diamond cutter interested in attempting to cut this spectacular new design by Mike Botha, Master Diamond Cutter, drop us a line.   Please note that this Triolette Design is © Mike […]

Sep 23rd

2015

Diamond Crystallography – Cube Analysis

Diamonds crystallize in the tetrahedral system which is a sub system to the main cubic system. To better understand the crystal structure of diamonds I am going to start by analyzing the cube. So let us put the cube through its mathematical paces. Here is a standard 100 mm cube that we are going to […]

Sep 23rd

2015

The Esperanza Triolette

When I was commissioned to create a design for the Esperanza diamond discovered by Brooke Oskarson at the Crater of Diamonds in Arkansas, I was inspired by the shape of the diamond to create something that would best suit the shape. I have done a similar diamond some years back which was masterly set in […]

Sep 13th

2015

Esperanza Diamond Update

It’s been a grueling week at the bench. Work on Esperanza is nearing completion. Mike should be finished with her by Tuesday- and then her next stop is AGS Laboratories!

Sep 10th

2015

Cutting & Polishing the Esperanza LIVE STREAM

We’re cutting and polishing the Esperanza Diamond at Stanley Jewelers Gemologist in Little Rock, AR! The stream is live everyday from 10:00 – 17:00 CST.

Aug 31st

2015

Esperanza – Arkansas State Parks Release

  Stanley Jewelers Gemologist Will Partner with Canada’s Master Diamond Cutters To Offer the Public this Rare Opportunity to Watch the Transformation of This American Gem from Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park   (NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.)—Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park at Murfreesboro offers a unique experience for visitors—the opportunity to search in […]

Aug 27th

2015

Esperanza – Stanley Jewelers Gemologist Release

visiting the park. The Esperanza diamond is one of the largest rough diamonds ever found in the state park, and Stanley’s has invited fellow American Gem Society (AGS) member Mike Botha, master cutter of Embee Diamond Tech, to come to Little Rock to cut the diamond in-store during a special event starting September 9th. This […]

Aug 27th

2015

Esperanza – Canadian Release

Canadian Master Diamond Cutter Mike Botha to Craft the Esperanza Diamond in Arkansas PRINCE ALBERT, SASKATCHEWAN–(Marketwired – Aug. 27, 2015) – Master Diamond Cutters’ Mike Botha has been commissioned to craft the Esperanza in Little Rock during a special in-store event hosted by Stanley Jewelers Gemologist September 9th – 12th. Weighing an impressive 8.52ct, the […]

Aug 26th

2015

Canada’s Master Diamond Cutters to cut ‘Crater’ diamond

By Jacquie De Almeida Dubbed ‘Esperanza,’ this 8.52-carat diamond was found at Arkansas Crater of Diamonds State Park in June. It will be cut by Mike Botha of Canada’s Master Diamond Cutters next month in Arkansas. © AGS Laboratories, Peter Yantzer Master diamond cutter Mike Botha has worked on some pretty big stones in his […]

Aug 26th

2015

Prince Albert diamond cutter to work on Esperenza gemstone

BY ALEX MACPHERSON, THE STARPHOENIX A Saskatchewan craftsman is preparing to cut one of the finest diamonds ever unearthed in Arkansas. The diamond, dubbed the Esperenza, was found on June 26 at Crater of Diamonds State Park near Murfreesboro. Next month, Mike Botha of Prince Albert-based Master Diamond Cutters will cut it into a 147-facet […]

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