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The Fred Leighton Round Diamond


THE FRED LEIGHTON ROUND® DIAMOND

ANTIQUE INSPIRATION, MODERN BRILLIANCE

THE OLD EUROPEAN CUT, PERFECTED

THE OLD EUROPEAN CUT, PERFECTED

First developed in the 1890s, the old European diamond cut was the precursor to what we know today as the round brilliant diamond. At the time, diamonds were cut by hand. The result was stones that were not necessarily precise, but romantic and charismatic, with large facets that glimmered in candlelight.

By the 1930s, advanced technology led to the uniform faceting and updated proportions of the modern round brilliant diamond and many older stones were re-cut in the modern style. That’s why it can be difficult to find a beautifully cut old European diamond these days, especially in the colorless and near colorless range. And that’s why we created the Fred Leighton Round diamond—a perfected old European cut for discerning jewelry lovers who yearn for the understated elegance of an antique stone at the highest quality.

The Fred Leighton Round Diamond

HISTORY, EVOLVED

At Kwiat, we understand and love the old European cut. After all, when Sam Kwiat founded this business in 1907, it was the latest and greatest diamond cut available. We’ve spent the past century studying every angle and facet of the old European cut, and now we’ve perfected it, merging its classic elegance and unique character with our modern standards of precision diamond cutting.

We call it the Fred Leighton Round in honor of the renowned house of antique jewels that is a part of the Kwiat family. We say it’s “perfected” because unlike many antique diamonds, it has a consistently round shape; excellent polish and symmetry; a larger table for a more brilliant effect; a smaller, more refined culet; and precise dimensions that make it look bigger and brighter.

This is a diamond that captivates with a unique luster and inner light. We think Sam Kwiat would be proud.

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE CUT

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Kwiat’s brilliant diamonds and elegant designs are best appreciated in person. We welcome you to visit at your convenience or make an appointment with a Diamond Concierge, who will create a customized experience just for you.


New York City

773 Madison Avenue
(On the corner of East 66 Street)

Mon – Sat: 10:30AM – 6PM

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