What is Diamond Cutting?
by Lars Larsen
June 25, 2010 / Diamond Education
Diamond cutting, or ‘fashioning’ as it is often referred to, is a modern-day art, based on ancient skills and traditional techniques which have been faithfully handed down and carefully developed for over 600 years.
Those who practice the art are known as Diamond Cutters or ‘Diamantaires’. Their task is to unlock the brilliance and to reveal the beauty hidden within each rough diamond crystal.
The diamond cutting process involves four separate and distinct stages of planning, preparing, shaping, and polishing. Every stage has a number of individual steps, each being performed by a dedicated, highly trained expert.