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The WEMPE-Cut®

Adds 80 more facets to the perfection of a classic brilliant cut and distinguishes itself by a particularly high degree of light reflection. The WEMPE-Cut® diamond receives the crowning touch of perfection from the Splendora BY KIM setting, which was specially designed for this superlative solitaire.​​

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If you are looking for a truly breathtaking solitaire, we offer you the WEMPE-Cut®: This completely innovative diamond cut has 137 hand-cut facets - 80 more than the classic brilliant cut. It is therefore characterized by an extraordinary brilliance and an extremely high degree of light reflection. The perfect round cut is completely done by hand in a time-consuming process. In the jewelry line Splendora BY KIM the setting of every solitaire is inset with 16 brilliant-cut diamonds in order to show off this spectacular play of light to its best advantage.


Experience the WEMPE-Cut® first-hand in our showrooms and admire it in the Splendora BY KIM setting or as an individual diamond.

The WEMPE-Cut®

More facets, more fire, more force

There’s only one thing that’s even rarer than a diamond: an innovative certified diamond cut. It took two years just to develop the WEMPE-Cut®. The challenge was to create “more facets, more fire, more force.” But how does one create a masterpiece that has 137 facets — an incredible 80 facets more than the classic brilliant cut?

The WEMPE-Cut® has 80 facets more than a classic brilliant and has an extremely high light reflection.

The journey of the diamonds, which are certified according to the Kimberley Process, begins in the mines of Botswana and continue with a stop in Antwerp, where the criteria for diamonds are clearly defined. The diamond quality used by Wempe is called Top Wesselton. It’s the lightest color that is categorized directly after the completely colorless (white) River variant. In addition, the stones we use for the WEMPE-Cut® are almost perfectly clear. If there are any interior flaws, they can scarcely be seen even under tenfold magnification. The next stop of the journey is in Bangkok. A ten-person team with experienced diamond cutters under Belgian management has been established there exclusively for the WEMPE-Cut®. Each cutter requires almost two days to cut one stone. The motto of the team is “The make matters.”

The rough diamonds of the WEMPE-Cut®
Diamond octahedrons certified in accordance with the Kimberley Process at the beginning of the processing procedure.
Diamond in the grinding process
137 facets for an extremely high light reflection: the cutting process takes almost two days per stone.
After the stones are returned to Belgium, the quality of each WEMPE-Cut® is certified by a leading international diamond institute: the Hoge Raad voor Diamant (HRD) in Antwerp. The certificate number, together with the tiny Wempe logo, is laser-engraved into the narrow girdle of each diamond. After another inspection at our Wempe headquarters, we present the stones with the WEMPE-Cut® to our customers in our showrooms. The solitaires are also mounted in settings of the jewelry line Splendora BY KIM. This process of course takes place at our Wempe Atelier.
Splendora BY KIM Studio
The WEMPE-Cut® is set off to perfection in the exclusive jewelry line Splendora BY KIM.
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Every diamond is engraved with a certificate number and the Wempe logo on its girdle, invisible to the naked eye.

Our WEMPE-Cut® masterpieces are not only an exclusive statement but also an alternative concept to mass production. And that’s why it’s worthwhile to spend some time waiting for them.

Read in the next article our interview with Hans Clément, Sales Director of the Antwerp-based diamond dealer IGC Group, and learn more about the development of the unique WEMPE-Cut® and the exclusive Splendora BY KIM Setting.

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