5 Daring Jewelry Designers Working with Rough-Cut Diamonds [SLIDESHOW]

These rough-cut-diamond designs exude elegance, but with more edge than the traditional stones…

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Diamonds, though often synonymous with refinement, are in fact one of the most rugged materials on the planet—a quality best displayed in jewelry fashioned from uncut stones. The following five designers’ distinctive jewelry featuring rough-cut diamonds serve as beautiful reminders that the hardy gemstone is truly one of Earth’s great wonders.