Forbes, the global media brand that celebrates entrepreneurial capitalism, recently featured the “diverse, eponymous” cufflinks of David Gotlib, an Antwerp diamantaire who meticulously sends his gemstones to IGI before and after setting.
First noting Gotlib’s position as President of the Antwerp Diamond Bourse, the article names many of the prestigious luxury boutiques which now carry his creations, including Charles Krypell in New York, Paris’s Hôtel de Crillon and La Joaillerie Fairmont in Monaco. The piece continues by detailing the genesis of Gotlib’s focus on cufflinks – a collection which now features more than 50 designs.
In my personal collection, I have a little over 30 pairs of cufflinks. Each one of them tells its own story, like most pieces of jewelry should. – David Gotlib
The Best Quality Diamonds
Given his status as a diamond professional, Forbes notes, it makes perfect sense that Gotlib’s cufflinks use the best quality diamonds. To ensure those diamonds are precisely as advertised, Gotlib has them examined twice by IGI – before and after they are set into his creations. As quoted by Forbes:
We spare no effort in this aspect. Before we start working with the diamonds they are all sent to the IGI laboratory here in Antwerp. They are first screened and verified to be 100% natural diamonds. Once this is established, the lab will confirm that the color used is ‘collection white’, meaning that they are of a high white quality. The same procedure is followed to ascertain clarity, so as to provide assurance that there are only VS and VVS clarity diamonds in the cufflinks… We send the pieces back to the lab to confirm that the diamonds of this quality are indeed present in the cufflinks and the lab then issues a certificate verifying that fact.
You can read the full article here. You can enjoy the featured pieces and their descriptions, below.
With their sapphire and diamond plumage, 18-karat white gold Blue Bird cufflinks by David Gotlib add
Outrageously elegant Golden Elephant cufflinks by Antwerp-based David Gotlib glitter with 188 F/G
Feathery Charm cufflinks by David Gotlib are classic adornments with unisex appeal. They glitter
18-karat gold and E/F – VVS diamonds animate the Gold Rush cufflinks by Antwerp-based David Gotlib.
David Gotlib cufflinks are notable for the clarity of their diamonds, as well as their designs.
Pacific Sea Star
Cultured pearl, emerald, sapphire and diamond Pacific Sea Star cufflinks by David Gotlib are ideal
Expanding the Brand
Forbes reports that Gotlib is moving his atelier to a new facility in order to accommodate more artisans – planning a small selection of cufflink designs to debut in 2022 which will be even more exclusive than those currently available – hoping to reach an ever expanding audience.
I truly appreciate every person who wears my cufflinks. – David Gotlib