Launched in Antwerp on March 18, Gabi Tolkowsky’s latest diamond cut, the Astralis, is due to go on sale in selected Nationwide Jewellers stores later this month.
With its name meaning “relating to the stars or revealed by the stars” in Latin, the Astralis diamond features a “unique star in every culet” and a facet arrangement which makes it up to 30 percent brighter than other diamonds.
The Astralis round brilliant diamond has 89 facets while the Astralis Cushion has over 70 and the Astralis Heart has 65.
At the Astralis launch, which was attended by Nationwide Jewellers managing director Colin Pocklington and 50 Nationwide members from Australia and New Zealand, Tolkowsky said he had devoted his life’s work to releasing the brilliance in diamonds.
“Whether it’s the largest diamond in the world, or for any of my individual customers, I address every diamond in exactly the same way, asking the same question every time: ‘How do I unlock the beauty of this diamond?’ Astralis is the answer to that question.”
Pocklington said Astralis diamonds are “amazing”.
“The eight-point star is clearly visible in every diamond and each customer is given a ‘Stargazer’ to view it.”
He said the first 18 local stockists would receive their initial orders at the end of this month.
Locally Astralis will be promoted via a website, a TV advertisement and an instore video as well as a window display featuring a large cubic zirconia replica of the stone to highlight its design and star facets.