EXPERTISE

over 30 years of Trading & Sourcing

 
 
A rare 2 carat intense green diamond from L.J. West Diamonds

A rare 2 carat intense green diamond from L.J. West Diamonds

 

EXPERTS OF COLOR

For over 30 years, L.J. West Diamonds, Inc. has studied and collected some of the most rare and beautiful natural color diamonds to have ever been unearthed. Our expertise for analyzing a natural color diamond to bring out its true color potential is a masterful skill.

Our success is a result of decades of dedication, investment and innovation.

The ultimate color quality is the definition of the Art of Nature stamp.

 

 

TRADING & SOURCING

Only the best of the best

The production process begins with our beautiful and rare gems. The diamonds featured in the L.J. West Diamonds inventory are sourced from mines around the world, including the Argyle Diamond Mine (Australia), which produces over 90% of the world’s natural pink diamonds; the Cullinan mine (South Africa), the largest current producer of blue diamonds; the Williamson mine (Tanzania); the Rooipoort mine (South Africa); and many more.

An example of a blue diamond rough

An example of a blue diamond rough

 

 
A gemologist studying a 3ct vivid blue diamond

A gemologist studying a 3ct vivid blue diamond

GRADING & ANALYSIS

expert gemologists

For over 30 years L.J. West Diamonds has been synonymous with natural color diamonds, having one of the largest collections of fancy color diamonds in the world. Larry West’s eye for color is one of the best, he has utilized and perfected this skill to maximize each diamonds true potential.

 

 

CUTTING & POLISHING

maximum value

Cutting a natural color diamond requires skill, patience, and a high tolerance for risk. Our experts carefully examine each facet to determine the stone’s full potential. Work on a diamond can take months— and in some cases, years — to achieve the best possible result. size, shape, color, clarity, and desirability are among the factors considered throughout the process.

A 1 carat intense blue diamond on the cutting tool

A 1 carat intense blue diamond on the cutting tool