Morris Gad is pleased by the efforts of Diamonds International has made to support the people and economy of Namibia. Located on the Atlantic Ocean coast just north of South Africa, the country of Namibia is known for the high quality gems that come from its mines. In fact, 98 percent of the diamonds obtained from Namibia make their way into jewelry.
What makes Crown of Light diamonds unique?
Throughout the world, the majority of diamonds are mined from the land. Diamond mining in Namibia is unique in that diamonds are recovered from water and marine deposits. This is a difficult process that adds to the intrigue of the Crown of Light diamond.
For the most part, diamonds are cut according to a standard that results in 57 or 58 facets. Crown of Light diamonds on the other hand have 90 facets. This means these diamonds have nearly twice the amount of facets!
So why are facets important? Diamonds sparkle when their facets reflect light. In a sense, they function like tiny mirrors. The more facets a diamond has, the more ability it has to capture and manifest spectacular light.
Yet there are more to gorgeous, quality diamonds than facets. The relationship the facets have to one another play a key role. Angles, shapes and sizes come into consideration when creating the most beautiful diamond.
Most people are familiar with round diamonds. These gems are cut in the style known as Brilliant. Prior to the Crown of Light, the Brilliant cut was known as the most radiant of diamonds.
Crown of Light diamonds are cut in what is known as and octahedral shape. In this form, the crystal appears similar to pyramids. These pyramids are connected to each other by their bottom triangles.
The ideal shape of diamond crystal from which to polish a Crown of Light is the octahedral shape. It appears like two pyramids connected at the bottom. These diamonds have a distinctively high crown that houses a small table facet at its center.
Diamonds International is proud to offer customers the Crown of Light line of diamond jewelry. A distinctive shape, combined with the number of facets, makes these diamonds unique. They provide a look of clarity and fire never before seen in other diamonds.
Why did Diamonds International develop the Crown of Light?
Morris Gad explains this diamond line was born from the company’s desire to offers its customers a superior diamond. Brilliant cut diamonds were so beautiful, it was uncertain if a more spectacular diamond was even possible. When the Crown of Light was introduced, it was clear this cut provided more radiance then ever seen before. In fact, the Crown of Light cut is so unique it comes complete with its own patent.
Support for the Namibian Economy through Job Creation
In 2008, Almod Diamonds Limited opened a factory in the Namibian city of Windhoek. The majority of Crown of Light diamonds are cut at this local factory. Diamonds International is proud to support local Namibian employment efforts by having the diamonds mined in the country cut and polished there as well.
It takes years of experience to become an expert diamond cutter. By investing in this trade at the local level, Diamonds International has secured ongoing job training and creation for many Namibians. The company is committed to supporting the Namibian community.
Keeping the majority of efforts that go towards the creation of Crown of Light diamonds in Namibia are quite innovative. Diamonds International was simply certain of its stand to partner alongside the local people in creating this product. Like efforts to support the local economy and create jobs, Diamonds International is dedicated to helping those less fortunate.
Morris Gad: Support for Baby Haven
For nearly a decade, Baby Haven has served the needs of young people affected by the African AIDS epidemic. In 2003, the plight of many of these children came to the attention of world after Johannesburg newspapers published articles about their tragic circumstances. A number of mothers were simply abandoning their infants after they learned of their HIV positive status.
Baby Haven offers a home for these children up to 15 years of age. For a continent overburdened with orphans, this charitable organization has provided an integral solution. The people who work for the Namibia portion of Diamonds International operations, known as Almod Diamonds, make ongoing efforts to support Baby Haven.
Members of Diamonds International’s management team provide these orphaned children with fun new toys and games. They also volunteer their time to give much needed love and support to children. Through these small yet meaningful gestures, the orphans of Namibia are able to thrive and live the carefree lives of unburdened children.
In addition to Baby Haven, Diamonds International supports a number of other charitable organizations from its corporate level. The company sponsors the Charitable Eye Care Mission in another African nation. During this annual weeklong event, the people of nearby Tanzania can take advantage of free eye examinations.
The company supports two additional health care initiatives aimed at research and treatment. The Saving Hearts Society is a 100 percent volunteer funded charity that supports research on congenital heart defects. This is the number one birth defect that affects children born in the United States.
Journey to a Cure is the company’s very own initiative to support breast cancer research. It grew from a desire to help an individual close to the Diamonds International family. As the company works closely with the cruise ship industry – a number of its stores are based in frequented ports – it sought to help Irene Panoff. Ms. Panoff is the co-publisher of the popular Porthole cruise-themed magazine. Her sister, LinieHilderink, fell victim to breast cancer at just 35 years of age.
Morris Gad of Diamonds International agreed to develop a special charm called Journey to a Cure in tribute to these women. A portion of the proceeds from this lovely rose gold and diamond piece support two top medical research institutions. It is clear to see Morris Gad supports charitable giving and corporate responsibility.
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