26 Jun 2022
DiamondWorld Directory
Home |
Preciosa launches Alpha Round Brilliant Cut
Designer Bibhu Mohapatra joins Preciosa for the commemorative launch of fine jewellery industry benchmark
By: Diamond World News Service
Aug 10 2019 2:36PM
Reference: 22417  


Preciosa, the leading producer of premium Bohemian crystals and fine jewelry stones, today at a private viewing in Mumbai unveiled our re-imagined Round Brilliant cut in the company of invited guests and esteemed business partners. A paragon of geometrical precision, this new cut achieves the most ideal ratio of brilliance, scintillation and fire ever exemplified by round-cut cubic zirconia. 

In attendance at today’s gathering were two of Thailand’s most internationally acclaimed designers, Ek Thongprasert and Sarran Youkongdee, who both designed showcase pieces for the occasion, as well as special guest and Preciosa brand ambassador, New York fashion designer, Bibhu Mohapatra. Born and raised in India, Bibhu Mohapatra drew inspiration from his own heritage for his design contribution, a gold-plated headband inlaid with various Alpha stones called “The Taj,” which means “imperial crown.”

“In India, jewelry is cultural; from the time a child is born, each piece he or she receives, and wears serves a specific purpose or symbolizes something special,” said Bibhu. “For this project, I wanted to create a piece that magnifies and highlights the importance and power of women.”

Meticulously developed in-house with the latest diamond-cutting software to enhance cubic zirconia’s natural optical properties and aesthetic characteristics, the Alpha cut likewise extends to much of our fine jewelry stones portfolio, including nanogems, and includes a microscopic laser engraved Preciosa logo as proof of origin and authenticity.

“Each of our ‘Alpha stones’ is simultaneously a testament to Preciosa’s drive for innovation and ability to call upon our many centuries of Bohemian glassmaking heritage,” said Jan Štiller, commercial development director of Preciosa Components. “This new Alpha cut is the culmination of hundreds of years of experience and the most modern of technologies developed right in our own facilities.”

Also on display at today’s event were two custom eyewear designs by New York based label, a-morir, a traditionally inspired Ganesha necklace and earrings designed and handcrafted by Anoma Jewels in Bangalore, and one-of-a-kind commemorative necklace by Prague design studio Zorya, which comprises 86 stones in each of the 86 individual stages of the cutting and polishing process it takes to create a single Alpha Round Brilliant-cut cubic zircon.

Follow DiamondWorld on Instagram: @diamondworldnet
Follow DiamondWorld on Twitter: @diamondworldnet
Follow DiamondWorld on Facebook: @diamondworldnet
Have Your Say
* Your view
* Name:
* Email:
* Town/city:
* Country/State:
*  Company:
*  Name:
*  Mobile:
*  Email:
Subscribe for DiamondWorld weekly Newsletter
Search News by City
Recent Issue
News in Pictures
Young Diamantaires
Pictures: 16
Stunning Jewellery from Cannes 2019
Pictures: 24
Sparkly Jewels at Oscars 2019
Pictures: 19
Golden Globes 2018
Pictures: 15
Spotted: Who Wore What (December 2018)
Pictures: 4
India Diamond Week
Pictures: 8
Spotted: Who Wore What (October 2018)
Pictures: 7
Spotted: Who Wore What (September 2018)
Pictures: 6
70th Emmy Awards
Pictures: 11
35th India International Jewellery Show 2018
Pictures: 46
JJS - IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2015 powered by GIA
Views: 31007
Diamond World Expert Hour with Evgeny Agureev, Deputy CEO, ALROSA
Views: 8060
GJEPC Chairman Interview
Views: 27223
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012 - Part 1
Views: 37751
Promo for IJ Awards 2012 at NDTV Profit
Views: 51755
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012- Part 2
Views: 65403
Couture India 2016 - A Business Boutique Show by IJ Magazine
Views: 21143
Savjibhai Dholakiya, Surat Businessman (Diamond Merchant) speaks in Vibrant 2015
Views: 49584
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2013 - NDTV Video
Views: 50966
Member of:
Supporter of: