Diamond Crown Cigars have a rich history dating back to 1991 when Stanford Newman first discussed his idea about making an ultra premium cigar, the Diamond Crown Cigar in celebration of his company's 100th Anniversary with Carlos Fuente Senior. Stanford new that to create the richest, yet most consistent full - flavored cigar he would have to make the Diamond Crown Cigar a thick cigar so that the large ring size would allow for the blending of an extremely complex blend of multiple tobaccos. Knowing that traditional handmade cigars ring gauges ranged up to 50 or 52 Stanford knew that nothing less than a 54 ring gauge would do. Not only did Stanford implement the larger gauge size to allow for the complex multi tobacco blend, but he also knew that the Diamond Crown Cigar was so special that it needed an exclusive Connecticut Fermented Wrapper (CFW) that would need to go through a "second curing" process to even and develop the Rosado color of the tobacco wrapper. This double curing process is a large factor that accounts for the Diamond Crown Cigars smooth, sweet, rich flavor.