Leon Finker The Man With a Trillion Stories

Leon Finker remembers the moment he named the diamond that he'll always be associated with. He had just discovered a way to cut triangular diamonds with more brilliance. One duly impressed friend told him, “This will make you a billionaire.” Finker responded, “No. It will make me a trillionaire.” From that point on, the Trillion diamond had a name. It's just one of many fascinating and surprising stories Finker has. That he's accumulated a wealth of tales is to be expected; in December, the inventor of the Trillion diamond turned 100. As one of the eldest and most accomplished members of the diamond industry, he is now being honored by the trade he's long been devoted to. He just received a special award from the Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association to commemorate his lifetime of distinguished service to the industry. Finker has ha
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