Fancy Color – the very name is full of mystery - natural colored diamonds.
The mystery that surrounds the polishing of the fancy color stones lies in the fact that, far from the public eye, the rough diamonds are tested and their provenance examined in order to envision the product that will emerge at the end of the process.
Profound decisions are involved, from the time a purchase is considered to the final polishing if the stones. The secret of colored diamonds lies in the ability to polish the stones so that their color is emphasized as much as possible. The professional secrets of this unique method of polishing are among the best-kept in the industry.
Roy Fuchs, considered one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fancy color diamonds, is a third-generation veteran of the diamond industry.
Roy began his career in the diamond industry in Israel. A few years later, he went to New York to learn the art of polishing fancy color diamonds from the best polishers in the world, working for leading companies in the field of fancy color diamonds in New York.
He returned to Israel after 5 years in New York and, in 1996, established the largest fancy color polishing factory in the Middle East, with a dedicated and professional team of employees.
"Right from start, when I first began working with diamonds, I learned how to polish and I fell in love with it. Even though I was also involved in trading and I bought and sold polished diamonds, what completely captivated me was manufacturing andcutting and creating the stone. I knew that this would be the field in which I would develop myself," says Roy.
Each stone comes into being under Roy's dedicated hands and strict supervision at every stage of the production. For him, the process begins with contemplating the depths of the stone, with the ability to guide the polishing so that the optimal color will burst forth from the stone.
"The manufacturing process of fancy color diamonds is a form of art, and it is the artist who gives his creation its uniqueness. The polisher ponders and senses and communes with the stone from the moment he first touches it," explains Roy, adding, "The production of fancy color diamonds is a process whereby you discover and extract the vitality that is hidden in the rough stone, for all to see."
Roy, with 18 years of experience, works independently with the leading diamond companies in Israel and abroad.
"Decisions pertaining to the cut of the stone are extremely important, so it is vital that the team of employees be experienced and reliable. Every factory employee undergoes training when starting the job and, in due course, acquires a particular area of expertise in the manufacturing process. It is thus possible to channel the stones according to their skill sets, to achieve an ideally polished cut, producing a stone of better color and cut, with excellent craftsmanship."
The team of employees is divided into three main groups: the first specializes in producing stones from 0.20 to 2.0 ct, the second specializes in stones from 2.00 – 10.00 ct, and the third specializes in special large stones of 10.00 ct or more. In addition to their expertise in the stone sizes, each employee also specializes in polishing cuts such as the pear, radiant, cushion, heart, round and others.
This kind of specialization leads to a very high and professional level of work.
The factory polishes rough diamonds that come from various sources, such as Africa, Brazil, Russia, Canada and Australia. It obtains colors unique to that region, such as pinks and purples, and from Zimbabwe it obtains green stones created by the radioactive activity in the area of the mines.
The diamond factory is located near the main office in the Diamond Exchange in Ramat Gan. All types of orders are accepted, from polishing the rough, through repairs to improve the color of a stone, to matching pairs, from 0.20 ct to special, large 10.00+ ct stones. The factory is easily accessible to producers of fancy color stones all over the world, and offers the option of monitoring the work via advanced technologies.
The Ramat Gan factory is considered one of the most advanced in the world, both for its innovative and distinctive design among all the other polishing factories and for the advanced technology it uses.
The factory is equipped with the finest tools in the industry, and each employee has an independent work station with advanced technology monitoring each stage of the production.
Many resources have been invested in meeting environmental standards and in significantly reducing the pollution levels in the production process.
Roy prides himself on a comfortable and high-quality work environment that encourages long-term reliability, dedication and professionalism in the staff. Factory employees are industry veterans whose orientation process at the factory includes a training period, after which they integrate into the production process according to their skills.
The employee teams are divided into work groups according to the weight of the stones: from 0.20 to 2.00 ct, 2.00 to 10.00 ct and 10.00+ ct.
The factory currently has about 25 employees.
The principles and the vision:
There are several principles that formulate Roy's work policies at the factory. These principles were built from the ground up as an integral part of Roy's reputation as a fancy color manufacturer.
Roy takes pride in a safe and high-quality work environment, in his expert and experienced team of employees and, most of all, in his commitment to his work and the factory's principles.
Roy takes pride in a factory built under environmental quality supervision, with an emphasis on advanced technologies to improve work quality.
Roy takes pride in employee rights and makes sure no blood diamonds are manufactured.
It is Roy's vision to open a window onto the process for customers, enabling them to experience the power and the professionalism of all the production procedures, right up to the finished product of a polished stone of breathtaking color - the color that came from Mother Nature!
Roy Fuchs, recognized as one of the leading polishers of colored diamonds worldwide, considers polishing an art that enables him to see the possibilities inherent in the rough stone, and to polish the stone to the ideal cut, color grade and brilliance.
Roy explains that "a polisher of colored stones is an 'artist' who 'designs' and brings the colored diamond to life with his knowledge and experience, looking into the depths of the diamond to choose the cut, which will ultimately draw out the maximum color and brilliance from the stone."
During the process of determining the cut of the stone, Roy weighs the feasibility of the cut with the aim of maximizing the color while preserving the weight of the polished stone.
We supply a range of services to our customers around the world:
Polishing rough diamonds – Rough diamonds are polished by Roy and under his careful supervision, in cooperation with his highly experienced and expert team of employees.
Repair and color improvement – It is not uncommon for a polished diamond to fail to meet GIA criteria. Roy makes the required corrections to maximize color and improve cut.
Matching – Stones that have the potential of being matched as pairs are measured and polished using advanced technologies.
Stock of colored diamonds – We can supply colored diamonds (GIA), in all sizes as per customer request.