View online
Nature’s Brilliant Colours
Newsletter Nr. 7 05/2011
Inhorgenta Europe 2011 - in Brief
This year, once again, the inhorgenta trade fair in Munich lived up to its reputation and attracted many pleasant and interested visitors to both the fair and our stand. The demand for coloured diamonds and the interest shown in the specialist’s expertise seem to be growing throughout the world. We would like to thank our loyal customers who took the opportunity to come and see our collection and to talk to us about their plans for the upcoming year. We are especially excited about the new contacts we made and the positive feedback we received on both our new colour card for yellow diamonds and our newsletter. It is with great pleasure that we bring you this new edition. Happy reading!

Juliane Hennig

Office Support Position Available
Due to the continued growth of our company, we are currently recruiting a motivated and trustworthy person for our Berlin office:

Office Assistant (M/W) in the diamond industry (80%-100%)

In addition to assisting customers on the telephone (occasional customer visits and professional trade fairs), job duties will include processing customer orders and handling day-to-day office activities.
For this position, the applicant should have considerable experience in office administration and good computer skills. Ideally, he or she should also have experience in the jewellery or diamond industries.
Very good levels of English and German required; knowledge of French would be a plus.
We offer a varied professional activity, ideal for an open-minded and organised person who communicates well and is willing and able to work independently.

Please send applications to:

P.O. Box 040114
DE-10061 Berlin

From Our Collection: Marquise, Fancy Deep Brownish Greenish Yellow, 0.51 ct
Because of its mysterious ability to change colour, the stone we are presenting today is more than just a pretty olive green diamond! As the diamond is unwrapped and passes from darkness to light, its colour changes from an undefined greenish-yellow to a saturated olive green. In the field of precious stones, this phenomenon is called the chameleon effect. Even if the change in colour is only slight, the effect makes the diamond fascinating. A diamond that, when perfectly mounted, will be transformed into the dream gift for someone just as fascinating.

All about Natural Coloured Diamonds
Pink and Blue Coloured Diamonds to Be Auctioned in Geneva
This week, two remarkable coloured diamonds are to be auctioned off in Geneva: Sotheby’s is presenting an emerald cut Fancy Intense Pink diamond weighing 10.99 ct. Its clarity has been graded VS1 (only very small inclusions). This costly stone is particularly interesting because it is a Type IIa diamond, a sort of diamond that is very rarely found in nature and known for its exceptional clarity and even colour distribution. The diamond’s value has been estimated to be anywhere between USD 9 million and USD 17 million.
Another exceptional diamond will be auctioned off by Christie’s, a rectangular Fancy Intense Blue diamond. Weighing 6.60 ct, and possessing an IF clarity grading (flawless), this diamond is also a Type IIa diamond. Its value has been estimated to be between USD 4.5 million and USD 6 million.
“As far back as I can remember the coloured diamond market has never before thrived as well as today”, says David Bennett, Sotheby’s Chairman of Jewellery for Europe and the Middle East.
If you are interested in the auction results, information can be obtained on the following Internet sites:
Jewellery should be a celebration of beauty! An Interview with Dominik Steiner
Dominik Steiner, the second of a family of five children, was born in 1962 in Winterthur, not far from Zurich; his father ran a transportation business that had been in the family for three generations and Dominik’s future career seemed settled. A friend of his parents’, however, who owned a goldsmith’s shop in the old town of Winterthur, made a strong impression on the young man not only with the beauty of his work but also with his fascinating and rich personality. There was no turning back: Dominik Steiner would be a goldsmith, and so much more. His years of apprenticeship and on-the-job training would take him to Zurich and Bern, then to Italy, and later to South and Central America. During this time, Dominik Steiner matured while his savoir–faire also grew and developed. He completed his apprenticeship in jewellery-making with specialised training in the silversmith’s trade. Today, Dominik Steiner owns and manages the same goldsmith’s shop in the old town of Winterthur that once belonged to his parents’ friend.
During our interview, we wanted to learn more about many things, including how Dominik establishes a personal relationship with each of his clients and the role that coloured diamonds play in his work.

Test Your Knowledge of Coloured Diamonds
It is nice to have customers interested in coloured diamonds, but it can be embarrassing to not know how to answer relevant questions… So refresh your knowledge about diamonds with us! We have designed a quiz on coloured diamonds containing the most important questions on the subject. Answer them alone or as a group and get ready for your next sales appointment!
Gemmology Corner
Diamond Shapes: The Radiant Cut
The term radiant comes from the Latin word radians which means beaming.
Where does the particular brilliance of the radiant cut come from? What makes this cut so unique? Why is it used so readily for coloured diamonds?
You will receive our next newsletter in August 2011. Earlier editions of our newsletter may be found in our newsletter archive.
KULSEN & HENNIG GbR I P.O. 040114 I DE-10061 Berlin I T +49 (0) 30 44 34 17 77 I