Connect with us


Acclaimed Diamond Cutter Gabi Tolkowsky Dies at 84

He was noted for having cut the Centenary Diamond.




Celebrated diamond cutter Gabriel “Gabi” Tolkowsky has passed away.

He was 84.

Tolkowsky was noted for having cut the Centenary Diamond, Rapaport News reports. De Beers unveiled the 273.85-carat stone in 1991 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the company’s founding.

Tolkowsky was with Diatrada from 1975 until 1995. Now defunct, Diatrada served as the manufacturing unit of De Beers.

De Beers described him as “a pioneer and a master craftsman who understood the wonder of diamonds like few other people.”




Wilkerson Testimonials

Wilkerson: “They Feel Like Family”

Newton’s Jewelers in Fort Smith, Ark., was a true institution. But after being at the helm for most of his life, owner (and descendent of the original founder) Kelly Newton decided it was time to retire. He chose Wilkerson to handle the sale. “I’ve known the owners of Wilkerson for a long, long time. I felt at home with them,” he says. The final retirement sale was just a “blast” and the Wilkerson sales team made it so very simple and straightforward, says Newton. Would he recommend Wilkerson to others? Absolutely. “They’ve done incredible work,” says Newton. “They feel like family.”

Promoted Headlines

Most Popular