“My goal is to capture the natural beauty of each gemstone and transform it into a work of art through artistic expression and innovative optical techniques.” Dalan Hargrave.
Fantasy cut has become fashionable. One of the most famous masters of the fancy cut genre is Dalan Hargrave, who has created a number of signature gemstone cutting styles that are exclusively his own, including: GemStarz, GemHeartz, Spiral Cut, Intricate Concave Cut and the 3-D Illusion Series.
Hargrave has received numerous “Spectrum” and “Cutting Edge Awards” from the American Gem Trade Association – a total of 22 awards and 3 “Best of Show” awards. An outstanding achievement for one person.
Based on the design used by the glass industry to cut lead glass, known as the “American diamond” pattern, he coined the term “spiro cut”, referring to the intricate patterns on the bottom of a gemstone. The flat polished top allows you to see the pattern below. No other lapidary has done this kind of work or done exactly this kind of geometric pattern.