Infinity diamonds from antwerp

About Fortrez & Infinity Diamonds

Fortrez Superideal Diamonds Crafted By Infinity

Infinity was founded in Antwerp, the world capital of fine diamonds, by one man dedicated to one vision of cut perfection.

Infinity crafts only 1000 diamonds per year. It is a true diamond cutting boutique, virtually unheard-of in today’s mass-manufacture world. The goal is precisely the same for every Infinity; identical cutting to achieve the highest possible light performance.

The Product

Infinity crafts two shapes: Superideal “Hearts & Arrows” rounds, and the world’s first Superideal Princess.

Every Infinity is high inside the top 1% of all diamond cut quality. Every Infinity has the AGS Ideal light performance grade from the American Gem Society (AGS). Every Infinity earns top marks in the most modern cut performance grading systems and goes much farther in terms of micro-cutting precision. No other cutter boasts as much strict and abundant proof of high performance as Infinity. No wonder we love these diamonds!

What do we judge as the brand’s best feature? Flawless Cut. Rarer than D colour. Rarer than FL clarity. Geometrically identical, every Infinity is a blazing performance-twin to the next and the next. Want a 1.50ct round? Select from what's available with no hesitation…it will have the same dazzling performance as that unbelievable 1.00ct Infinity firecracker you saw…or the 0.75ct…or the 2.00ct. Compare your Infinity to any Hearts On Fire, Tiffany or Cartier diamond. These companies sell for 40-50% more, with nowhere near the micro-cutting precision. Our clients make these comparisons all the time and constantly tell us how Infinity matches or exceeds every other diamond.

For the Infinity Princess there is no comparison. Paul Slegers’ proprietary design and precision in this shape has resulted in the world’s first Superideal princess cut. Infinity is the only company we know proud enough to show optical symmetry photos for this shape. It’s no wonder their clients include diamond collectors, appraisers and researchers from the world’s strictest grading laboratories.

Do you have preconceptions about grades lower than G or VS2? Throw those preconceptions away. Diamonds cut like this are rare enough that most people have never even seen one. Infinity diamonds actually improve in the other Cs due to their flawless cut: They appear larger for their carat weight, face up more colourless and the clarity characteristics can be less visible. They also have dazzling whiteness and dancing rainbow colours, even away from the jewellery store where most diamonds go dark. It’s why we offer a liberal return and inspection period with confidence. Simply put, once you see an Infinity you will not want to let it out of your sight!

The Guarantees

Infinity provides manufacturer's guarantees which truly impress us beyond what you receive free from Fortrez. We are not aware of any other supplier who matches Infinity in customer care direct from the factory to the buyer. Whether it’s your lifetime trade-up option or the ability to introduce your lady to the man who cut her diamond, Infinity owners become part of a synergy of something that is very special.

Conflict-Free Guarantee: Infinity Diamonds are produced in accordance with the United Nations Kimberley Process, Belgian Federal AML compliance, the United States Clean Diamonds Act and the voluntary JVC-USA Patriot Act Compliance Program in cooperation with legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict. Infinity Diamonds are guaranteed to be conflict-free based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantees with partners who share a kindred commitment to humanitarian rights and “green” practices.

Lifetime Trade-Up: Infinity credits 100% of your diamond’s purchase price, less applicable tax and shipping, toward a more expensive Infinity through the original authorized Infinity dealer. Diamond and grading report must be in original undamaged condition.  Setting and other charges may apply.

Invitation to Meet The Cutter: Infinity owners are invited to annual reception-roundtables featuring founder and diamond designer Paul Slegers of Infinity Diamonds in Antwerp, Belgium. “Meet The Cutter” presentations are hosted by dealers in cities around the USA and Europe. We can give you times and locations. Come and meet your diamond’s cutter!

The People

As impressed as we are with these diamonds (and yes we are impressed!) we’re equally impressed and inspired by the character of those involved with this incredible company. The operation may be small but each of these professionals has our respect, and the respect and admiration of peers and leaders in the diamond trade. They are regularly called on to assist Belgian authorities on diamond matters, give presentations and assist factories in improving cutting approaches.

Paul Slegers is the first and last word with Infinity. His high performance designs pre-date GIA’s Excellent cut grade, the AGS Ideal performance grade and HRD’s high clarity Hearts & Arrows grade. Every diamond he produces exceeds the standards of those systems and goes farther, answering to a higher authority in the person of Paul. He can tell the story of each Infinity diamond from rough to final polish, and he personally ensures that each is brought to perfection with unsurpassed attention to detail.

Lieve Peeters is responsible for purchasing and reselling rough diamonds for Infinity, design-mapping with Paul and pre-grading finished diamonds. Lieve graduated first in her class in diamond cutting and became one of the few women in the business to be highly regarded as a buyer and trader of rough. She rose to become Coordinator of the Diamond Expert Division for the Belgian ministry of economic affairs and customs before joining Infinity. Lieve continues to hold a position as Judicial Expert with the Belgian Federal Police.

John Pollard is the USA Account Executive. An award-winning professional educator, John manages Infinity affairs stateside and travels to conduct training on the most current diamond cutting & grading technology for stores like ours. He is a published author and a regular speaker at industry events around the USA.


Our Recommendation

With over 50 combined years of dealing with fine diamonds the staff of Fortrez Diamonds has sampled and sold every “superideal” brand in the world. We judge Paul Slegers’ boutique Antwerp operation to be the finest. As we like to say, every Infinity is absolutely, truly a superideal… but not every superideal is an Infinity.