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77 Diamonds

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77 Diamonds
File:77 Diamonds logo 2012.jpg
Private Limited Company
Founded 📆(London, England) 2005
Founders 👔Tobias Kormind and Vadim Weinig
Headquarters 🏙️77 Diamonds, 3 Hanover Square, London, W1S 1HD. United Kingdom
Number of locations
1 showroom & online
Area served 🗺️
Key people
Tobias Kormind & Vadim Weinig
Products 📟 Diamonds and Jewellery
Number of employees
📇 Address
📞 telephone

77 Diamonds is an online retailer of diamonds and diamond jewellery based in the United Kingdom, but operating throughout the world. The company claims to have the largest selection of certified natural diamonds in the world. They have been called "one of the most innovative online diamond companies to sell loose and set diamond jewellery in the UK." [1][2]


77 Diamonds was founded by Tobias Kormind, a former investment banker at Morgan Stanley,[3] with Vadim Weinig, a third generation diamond manufacturer and dealer in 2005. Kormind believes precious metal hallmarking could be privatized, just like diamond certification, and says it needs to be quicker, cheaper and offer more outlets.[4]

The company takes its name from the date that the first diamond engagement ring was given, when Archduke Maximilian I of Austria presented one to Mary of Burgundy in the year 1477.[5]

In 2010, 77 Diamonds featured in Vogue's inaugural 'Fashion's Night In' feature, devoted to offering discounts from a selection of the most fashionable online retailers.[6][7]

In 2014, the company completed a world first by putting a £12,000 diamond into space to promote the launch of their online universe "Diamonds in the Sky," where visitors are encouraged to create a star and name it after a loved one before then sharing it on social media. The stunt was structured so that whoever found the diamond when it landed back on earth, they were able to keep it.[8] The diamond was launched from a remote spot in Derbyshire, England before its tour to the atmosphere and back. In collaboration with the Civil Aviation Authority, the carefully planned stunned saw the diamond reach the atmosphere, where pressure then popped the weather balloon that carried the diamond to the edge of space before a parachute deployed to see its journey back to Earth. Lack of signal saw the GPS trackers fail and the company were unable to track the exact location of the landing, however the last co-ordinates provided an approximate landing location of Lea in Gainsborough, England. A national media storm followed with many people on a treasure hunt to find the diamond. After 4 months, the diamond was finally found by a man walking his dog in Lincolnshire in December 2014 and the owner was allowed to keep the stone.[9]


77 Diamonds customers either build their own diamond ring, buy rings off the shelf, or even buy loose diamonds.[2] Each diamond comes with a certificate of authenticity, which the company’s founders, Kormind and Weinig, say is key when it comes to customer confidence. They also believe diamonds will rise above the inflation index.[10] 77 Diamonds has access to over 80% of the world's polished diamonds and has the largest selection of certified natural diamonds in the world.[1] All of their diamonds are conflict-free and comply with the industry’s strict Kimberley process regulations.[11]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Niven, Lisa (2 June 2009) Seventy Seven Diamonds
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rogers, Sam (12 December 2011) Colour Diamonds
  3. Adler, Claire (9 September 2011) Careers: Craftsmanship catches on in unlikely places
  4. Adler, Claire (9 September 2011) Hallmarking: High metal prices shine a light on ancient guarantee
  5. 6 December 2011 Find Your Sparkle: Seventy Seven Diamonds
  6. 1 November 2010's Fashion's Night In
  7. Bergin, Olivia (1 November 2010) Get set for ‘Fashion’s Night In’
  8. Jones, Rachel. "Treasure Hunters Scramble".
  9. Carter, Claire. "Family pet sniffs out diamond". Mail Online.
  10. Platt, Hayley (22 Sept, 2011) Internet Diamond Business Rocks
  11. Falk Goldston, N.J. (6 December 2011) Find Your Sparkle: Seventy Seven Diamonds

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