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DIAMONDS: Canadian master diamond cutter to craft Esperanza stone

ARKANSAS - Mike Botha of Embee Diamonds in Saskatoon has been commissioned to craft the Esperanza in Little Rock during a special in-store event hosted by Stanley Jewelers Gemologist Sep. 9 to 12.


ARKANSAS – Mike Botha of Embee Diamonds in Saskatoon has been commissioned to craft the Esperanza in Little Rock during a special in-store event hosted by Stanley Jewelers Gemologist Sep. 9 to 12.

Weighing an impressive 8.52ct, the Esperanza was found late June at the Crater of Diamonds State Park, AR by a visitor from Colorado. The Esperanza is the fifth largest diamond found since 1972, and Botha has been invited to design, plan, cut and polish this extraordinary diamond. Upon completion, it will be the fourth largest (polished) Arkansas diamond- and the largest Arkansas diamond ever cut at home in Arkansas.

Embee Diamonds will setup a mini-factory in-store at Stanley Jewelers Gemologist to cut the Esperanza into a custom-designed triolette shape. Once the Esperanza has been perfectly crafted and polished, it will go to AGS Laboratories for a final grading report.

Embee Diamonds is a family-owned company. Please visit MasterDiamondCutters.com


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