While operations are run 24 hours a day, loose granite and darker kimberlite are hauled away from the mine to a processing plant that stands 11 stories tall where gravity, water, and X-ray technology, not chemicals, are used to separate the
diamonds from the kimberlite.
From this process the two most common diamond crystals that are found are octahedron and maccle.
Expertly Cut and Graded
Ikuma Ideal Cut
Ben Bridge Jeweler is proud to offer Ideal Cut Round and Square diamonds that are polished with absolute perfection. Each diamond exhibits the Hearts and Arrows pattern signifying that every facet is in perfect alignment to reflect light and
dazzle the eye, created by a master diamantaire.
Based on the mathematical calculations of Marcel Tolkowsky, Ikuma diamonds are cut according to ideal proportions. Developed in 1919, this ideal cut was created to produce maximum brilliance with a high degree of dispersion or fire.
Ikuma Princess Cut
The Ikuma Princess was created to maximize the brilliance, fire and scintillation of the standard princess cut diamond. Designed and crafted in Canada, great care is taken to maximize the return of light back through the top of the diamond.