Owner/Master Diamond Cutter
33 years Experience
Liberty Diamonds was started in 1982 by David Lob, a Master diamond cutter from South Africa. David, who grew up in South Africa, always had a passion for the little shiny rocks that made his Country famous! As the opportunity arose in 1980 David was fortunate to be chosen to manage a diamond cutting facility in Orange County, California where he relocated his entire family. In 1981, the cutting facility hastily shut down and David hand picked the best cutters to begin a small venture which became “Liberty Diamond Cutters, Inc.” His passion for diamonds has clearly rubbed off on his youngest son, Troy Lob, who runs the Los Angeles branch by appointment. Today you will still find David cutting diamonds on a weekly basis and helping customers
choose their diamond.
G.I.A. Graduate Gemologist
When Troy is not running the Los Angeles branch he is helping out his father where they work closely together in the Irvine location. Troy, who excelled at becoming a “GIA Graduate Gemologist”, now teaches his father about the latest advancements in the industry and keeps up with all the latest trends and fashions. As well, he is a bit of a proportion geek and loves studying and reading everything about his industry so he is a walking hub of knowledge about anything related to the business. Since Troy has become the main diamond buyer he has established relationships with some of the top diamond cutters in the World whose sons are now taking over their fathers' businesses. This giving “Liberty Diamonds” the advantage of getting the first pick of the certified inventories and finding the diamonds with the best proportions and placement of the inclusions. Troy has the knack of finding the SI clarity diamonds that loupe as nice as VS+ quality diamonds, without sacrificing the cut attributes. As Troy puts it “growing up in the business truly gave me the edge that helped me excel at what I do, and I am passionate to share my knowledge with whoever will listen”.
We have grown the business to provide
an exceptional service to our industry from Diamond Cutting to personal Custom Designs in all metals and designing methods.
G.I.A Diamonds Graduate
JCK Award Winning Jewelry Designer
Cristina has been designing jewelry and helping clients choose or craft their perfect engagement ring since May of 2002. She started with a love for art and jewelry design which eventually led to her love of diamonds, the pinnacle of the jeweler’s craft. To this end she has
studied them as much as possible, from the gemological arts of cutting and analyzing proportions, all the way to the history of how diamonds were discovered and used in different cultures. In 2004
she continued her formal education
becoming a GIA Diamonds Graduate. After attending many jewelry trade shows, she became fascinated by the CAD/CAM technique of designing jewelry. She saw in it new possibilities for creating custom pieces for her clients at a level of detail and scope previously unavailable using traditional methods. In 2006 Cristina was certified in Matrix, the jewelry industry’s leading CAD software and now serves as the resident jewelry designer, fusing the best of 21st century technology with the time honed skills of Liberty’s Master Jewelers and Cutters. Today she focuses her time on designing the in-house jewelry line and working one on one with clients to create their own
one of a kind engagement ring or any
other custom jewelry for that
G.I.A. Graduate Gemologist
Jeffrey Seymour has been in the jewelry business since 2006 when he finished his schooling from GIA as a Graduate Gemologist. His love for diamonds and gemstones and the knowledge he gained from GIA has helped him excel in the industry. After graduating from GIA, Jeffrey was a top diamond grader in downtown Los Angeles for EGL USA. There he graded over 30,000 diamonds and is considered an expert in his trade. Jeffrey also worked in the high-end fashion and boutique jewelry sector, which gives him the unique ability to
see both the science and beauty behind diamonds, gemstones and the jewelry
that they best compliment. Today, when Jeffrey isn’t helping run the LA office
he can be found educating his customers at our Irvine location. His friendly,
kind and patient demeanor coupled
with his experience truly helps
customers feel at ease when making
such an important decision.
GIA Diamonds Graduate