Diamond Polishing Course

POLISH YOUR KNOWLEDGE, BUILD YOUR SKILLS

Antwerp has the best diamond polishers in the world, so what better place to learn how to master the craft than in Antwerp? During this extended course you will learn how to polish diamonds like a professional.

Introduction to Diamond Polishing

6 weeks
Depends on date and location.
English
Global

Antwerp has the best diamond polishers in the world, so what better place to learn how to master the craft than in Antwerp? Today, Antwerp’s tradition of highly skilled master cutters is combined with modern technology developed by its local diamond research centres. During this 6-week diamond polishing programme, you will learn how to polish a diamond, how to mount a diamond in a dop and how to handle a diamond tang.

In our well-equipped diamond factory, you will be able to experiment on diamonds (boart), learn how to facet the table and how to polish a single cut diamond (eight-cut). Polishing wheels (scaife), tangs, dops and boart (low quality diamonds) are available for all students, while one of Antwerp’s master cutters will closely supervise and assist you. 

Introduction to Diamond Polishing

Duration

6 weeks

Requirements

Min. age: 18 years.
No previous diamond experience is required.

Number of attendants

Depends on date and location.

Target Group

This course is meant for:

Diamond dealers, future diamond polishers and job seekers.

Course Content

  • Prepare and maintain a polishing bench and the polishing wheel (scaife).
  • Handling of tools, including dops and tangs.
  • Looking for the “grain” (growth direction of a diamond) based on the crystallography of a diamond.
  • Blocking of a diamond on crown and pavilion.
  • Techniques for polishing facets and study facet orientation and inclination.

Examination

Practical examination Diamond Polishing: The teacher will evaluate your practical skills at the end.

Diploma

Certificate: Introduction to Diamond Polishing
This course will be available upon request. Please contact us at education@hrdantwerp.com to make a request. Thank you.

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