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I'm a second generation jeweller and part of the JannPaul team. We specialize in Super Ideal Cut and patented cut diamonds sucg as the Octavia. We provide bespoke jewellery designs where you can personalize your own pieces.

Feel free to ask me anything about the Octavia and our bespoke services.


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September 3, 2015

An awesome education video on a diamond's Carat weight. Find out the true meaning on the Carat of a diamond and what affects it. Different ring designs and finger sizes can affect the visual size of your diamond. This video offers you a glimpse on what you can do to en...

August 19, 2015


This is a 5 carat diamond in its natural rough state, which will eventually be cut and polished into an Octavia diamond. The grade of the diamond is unknown due to the frosty skin. Cutters are only able to estimate the Color and Clarity grade.


This is the diamond cut...

August 14, 2015

Now that you know how to choose the perfect diamond from Casey’s Diamond Buying Guide, you are 50% done!

In this post, I will guide you through what to expect and look out for when choosing your perfect ring design.


Step 1: - Try to understand her preference and charact...

August 10, 2015

Trilogy diamond rings are one of my favourite ring designs and a popular choice to bling up your hand. There are several ways to personalize your trilogy ring, such as choose the shape of the side stones or the contour of the band. Below, is a 3D render of an Octavia d...

August 5, 2015

I recently wrote a step by step guide on how to buy a diamond ring. You can read it at,
JANNPAUL Blog - A Diamond Buying Guide


It is mainly for the traditional 57/58 faceted round diamonds. However, you can still use steps 2 and 3 (Ideal Scope and ASET Scope) to analy...

July 31, 2015

Want to know what gives the Octavia diamond the large burst of fire and where it's coming from? Analyze its light performance by using the Ideal and ASET scope. These scopes are great tools to measure the light return of the diamond.

For a full description of the anal...

July 10, 2015


The Octavia diamond brings step cut diamonds to a whole new level.
Unlike traditional step cut diamonds like the Asscher or Emerald cut, the Octavia achieves a superior brightness and contrast. Its improved faceting structure gives it a stronger light return while mai...

July 9, 2015

Here's a glimpse of 3 Octavia diamonds on my hand. These amazing diamonds looks stunning on the fingers and will even be more beutiful once they're set on rings.


On my hand is a 2ct, 1.5 and 1ct diamond for comparison. 



July 9, 2015

Take a glimpse at this new exciting diamond cut!

July 2, 2015


Welcome to the blog! My name is Casey Lai. I'll be blogging all about the Octavia diamond! You'll be able to find all the latest news and updates of the diamond here. 

You can still check out some of my other posts that are not related to the Octavia at,

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