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ecbrenner commented on the word diamantaire
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