Black Betty is a local range of jewelry inspired by Kristin Weixelbaumer's travels through India and her love for stones and gems. I was especially taken by her Polki diamonds.
Diamond cutting changes a rough diamond into a chiseled angular stone. Since Polki Diamonds are basically uncut, they have far less fire or brilliance when compared to chiseled diamonds. Their beauty is subtle. These diamonds are mined from the earth and retained in their natural form with virtually no modification. Raw and virtually uncut.
Photos by Lar Leslie