For all you folks who say you want something “truly unique” we know a guy who is about to blow your mind: Jean-Noel Soni of Top Notch Faceting. This guy cuts gems to look like optical illusions. Seriously, they look like something from the bottom corner of a kaleidoscope viewer. Should he cut the center gem for your engagement ring? Are you cool enough?
Here are a few hints that he might be the magician for you:
Or maybe you are just a freak on the inside. Bottom line, this is for the person who says “you pick” and really means it. Is this for you? Yes? Then let's hold hands and dance.
note: these images do not feature the same exact gem, rather they help you understand the process.
Now how to make this happen for yourself? Jean-Noel Soni works with many designers and we would be happy to help put you in touch.
Jean-Noel Soni is based in San Francisco, where he lives with his family. He travels a lot. You can get to drooling here.