Definitions

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  • n. An expert in the cutting of diamonds into gems.
  • n. A member of a successful diamond-dealing family or group.

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Given the context of blood diamonds, the real conflict rests not with militias mining diamonds, but, rather, with the battle to control markets and pricing, and the war for greater expansion throughout the diamond pipeline, from dust to diamantaire.

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  • Mark Walker is a true diamantaire; he has now been in the diamond jewellery business for two decades and has a wonderful reputation as a jewellery designer.

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  • Given the context of blood diamonds, the real conflict rests not with militias mining diamonds, but rather, the battle to control markets and pricing, and the war for greater expansion throughout the diamond pipeline, from dust to diamantaire.

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  • The banks must lend the diamantaire the money to buy the rough diamonds.

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  • The diamantaire must pay for the rough diamonds long before he can sell the finished jewel.

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  • "The diamantaire must pay for the rough diamonds long before he can sell the finished jewel,"

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  • The 35.56 carat stone was purchased in December by famed diamantaire Laurence Graff.

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  • Dan Gertler is close to Israeli politicians, especially Avigdor Lieberman, head of the right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party, and he is very close to diamantaire Beny Steinmetz, a good friend of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Beny Steinmetz is considered to be one of the richest billionaires in.

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  • Diamond dealers in the Antwerp Diamond District. -- Wired (17.04)

    "A diamantaire (French origin) is sometimes referred to as a 'gem-quality diamond manufacturer or producer', 'master diamond cutter' and a 'graduate gemologist (who specializes in diamonds).'

    "Such individuals demonstrate considerable expertise in different types of gemstones, particularly when it comes to increasing the value and quality of a rough or raw diamond.

    "They are highly-skilled craftsmen or artisans who are responsible for cutting, polishing and transforming a rough diamond into a finished gemstone ready for setting.

    "Members of diamond dealing families who have established themselves in the upper echelons of the world diamond industry hierarchy are also often referred to as diamantaires as well." -- Wikipedia

    June 4, 2009