Yair Shimansky

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Yair Shimansky is a jeweler based in Cape Town, South Africa, who specializes in diamonds. He owns several retail stores in South Africa,[1] and a diamond cutting and polishing business in Johannesburg, South Africa.[1][2] Shimansky has made what is claimed to be the world's most expensive temporary tattoo[3] and a 900 carat diamond-encrusted soccer ball created for the FIFA World Cup.[4][5][6]

Brilliant 10 Diamond[edit]

The Brilliant 10 diamond design is a 71 facet round brilliant cut diamond design developed and patented by Shimansky.[7][8][9] It's been stated as being the most brilliant diamond in the world.[7][10] The diamond is currently the only diamond that has no light leakage,[7][10] in which all of the light that enters through the table and the crown is reflected back. In contrast, a regular round brilliant diamond with 57 facets loses around 8%-12% of light even if cut to ideal proportions, in which the light loss is around the girdle area of the diamond.

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  1. ^ a b "Shimansky plans to sparkle in Asia". The Independent. South Africa. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  2. ^ Nevitt, Lisa. "Shimansky Diamond Showroom and Workshop". Cape Town Magazine. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Most Expensive Diamond Tattoo – jeweler Yair Shimansky sets world record" from World Records Academy. Accessed December 2011.
  4. ^ Thiel, Gustav (21 December 2011). "Diamonds are a girl's breast friend..." Independent Online News. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  5. ^ "SA Jeweller unveils R20 million soccer ball". Financial Mail. 7 June 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  6. ^ "900 Carat Soccer Ball". (originally published in The Times). Archived from the original on 26 June 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  7. ^ a b c Diamond World News Service (4 February 2011). "Shimansky introduces Brilliant 10 diamond". Diamondworld.net. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
  8. ^ Nevitt, Lisa. "Shimansky's Patented Diamond Cuts and Exclusive Jewellery Brands". Capetownmagazine.com. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Shimansky patent(s) the Brilliant 10 diamond in South Africa". Capetownmagazine.com. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
  10. ^ a b "Brilliant10 Diamond Touted as "World's Most Brilliant Cut". Israelidiamond.co.il. 6 February 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2011.

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