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The Village Goldsmith News Stories

Forbes: Floeting Rings Bring Out The Glare In A Diamond With Revolutionary Setting Technique

A New Zealand jeweler has invented a way to put more sparkle in an engagement ring. The Floeting diamond setting is a new alternative to the classic prong setting, known for teasing out the maximum light return in a diamond.

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Jeweller Magazine: Jeweller has major breakthrough with ‘floating diamond’ invention

What was previously thought to be an impossible feat for traditional jewellery design and manufacturing has become a reality for The Village Goldsmith founder Ian Douglas, who announced the launch of the Floeting Diamond.

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Idex: The Impossible New Diamond Setting

There have been so-called floating diamonds in the past. They never truly floated.  But this patented invention from New Zealand - Floeting Diamonds - does what no setting has ever managed before.

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The Centurion: No-Prong/No-Setting Look From New Laser-Cut Setting At Floeting

A diamond that floats cleanly above its setting without claws, clasps, or enveloping metal has been revealed by master jeweler Ian Douglas. Called ‘The Floeting® Diamond,’ it may be the first significant innovation in diamond solitaire ring design since the six-prong setting was designed in 1886 and which has been the design standard for 135 years.

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Newstalk ZB: Kiwi jeweller makes major leap in technique of diamond setting

It’s thought to be the first major development in the field since 1886. Kiwi jeweller and founder of The Village Goldsmith Ian Douglas has been trying to figure out how to set diamonds without needing metal claws to hold them in the first place.

Full Interview on Newstalk ZB

RNZ: Wellington jeweller's technology for setting diamonds stronger than traditional techniques

A Wellington-based jeweller has come up with a laser sharp way to set diamonds off in their best light. Callaghan Innovation's independent testing has confirmed The Village Goldsmith's Floeting Diamond technology is 20 percent stronger than traditional claw settings, which have been used in diamond settings for well over 100 years.

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