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Have you ever wondered about the origins of diamond shapes? As the oldest family owned retailer in the USA we love history and the pear shaped diamond has an interesting one. This shape was created in 1475 by Lodewyk van Bercken, a Flemish diamond polisher who also invented the scaif. The scaif was an ingenious polishing wheel enabled him to quickly cut facets into diamonds with precision. It transformed the diamond trade. It opened the doors to the creation of complex diamond cuts which otherwise would have never been possible. The scaif is still used today as an essential tool for the diamond industry in order to create facets on diamonds. Van Bercken also introduced the concept of absolute symmetry in the placement of facets on the stone. This was during the early Renaissance when Belgium was part Burgundy under Phillip the Good, when Antwerp was becoming a major center for trade and the arts. If you ever visit Antwerp you might see a bronze statue in commemoration of Lodewyk Van Bercken’s contributions to the diamond industry. #bigdiamondsale #pearshapediamond #history #jewelryhistory #diamondcut #themoreyouknow #twomoredays #brombergsjewelry #brombergsbride #engagementring #diamondring