Modern Diamond Cutting and Engraving

Posted on April 22, 2016 at 2:21 pm

There are many ways to cut a diamond, and since they are so high in value, the craftsmanship required for this precise task has maintained a high standard. Over the past 100 years the technology used to cut and engrave diamonds has developed to a point where lasers are now used to craft many modern diamonds.

The laser saw is one such technology that revolutionised diamond cutting when it was introduced in the 1930s. Laser equipment is far more accurate and time efficient compared to traditional methods such as manual sawing and cleaving.

The biggest advantage of laser cutting by far is its precision. One reason for this is that there is no cutting edge to wear down, and lasers are less likely to warp the diamond because the heat is confined to such a narrow space.

This method also causes less friction on the stone, it is also safer. Efficiency is also an advantage, as less manual labour and higher speed technology means faster production is possible.

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