A master gem-cutter has only one chance to get the cutting right. There’s an innate natural beauty to every stone that only the most highly trained and intuitive eye can see. Alexander spends months analysing and studying a stone to make sure that it will sustain the rigours of our approach before he even begins his task of transforming it into a thing of beauty. Alexander has the knowledge passed down from generation to generation; you could say that gem-cutting is in his DNA. But that doesn’t mean that he hasn’t learned his own techniques, or forged his own path because he has.
As the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) states: “His cutting is a spectacular blend of free-form curves and dramatic geometrical cuts.” A true love and passion for working with rough stones led him to invent his own techniques and to invent his own tools in order to create his final masterpieces. Every stone has a character, every stone has an attitude, every stone has a flow of colour, and these are the things that determine how Alexander begins his work.