Saturday, August 10, 2013
“The art of being different,” unfading principle of Italian master jeweler Roberto Coin, is apparent even in the way he cuts his diamonds. The 100-faceted Cento diamond is the designer’s most extravagant and creative, not to mention meticulous feat. The perfect proportions of the stone’s table size and pavilion depth best display the combination of refraction and brilliance, designed to showcase more brilliant light and fire. Instead of the conventional 8 sides with 57 or 58 facets, Cento diamonds sparkle and stand out in their nine fold symmetry with exactly 100 facets, a special number that marks the master’s ingenuity and unrivaled craftsmanship. Carefully cut by hand for 12 to 15 hours, each precious Cento stone reveals a beautiful floral pattern that beckons to the jewelry lovers with the most discriminating tastes.
Perfect as central stone in a solitaire engagement ring, as a component of a family heirloom or displayed in a gregarious piece of Haute Joaillerie, the rare beauty of Cento finds a special place in every jewelry collection. Find yours at Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco.