Founded in the early 1980's, when the term Russian Cut still held sway among users of the
finest diamonds, founder and president of Gem Source International, Sol Segall formulated
and implemented the strategic business model his wholesale diamond concern would follow
for the next twenty years.
Sol envisioned Gem Source as a specialist in the production of the finest
quality round diamonds, designed for use in the manufacture of high-end jewelry.
Rather than compete with the large Belgian diamond houses, offering a diverse product
line from melees to larger stones, fancy shapes and colors, clean and pique, produced
in Israel, Thailand, China, and India, the company forged venture relations with, and
invested in production facilities in Russia.