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Diamond polishing course - HRD Antwerp Diamond Courses

Introduction to Diamond Polishing




Max. 15


6 weeks


French, English

Antwerp has the best diamond polishers in the world, so what better place to learn to polish 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 six-week diamond polishing programme, you will learn how to polish a diamonds, how to mount a diamond in a dop and how to handle a diamond tang.

In HRD Antwerp 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.

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Duration 6 weeks (Antwerp)
Requirements Min. 18 years
Number Of Attendants Max 15
Target Group Diamond dealers, future diamond polishers
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
Course Hours Daily from 8.45 am to 4.45 pm
Lunch break from 12.30 pm till 1.30 pm.
Morning and afternoon coffee breaks.
Examination Practice
Diploma “Introduction to Diamond Polishing” Certificate
Yours To Keep Manual
Course Code