Backes & Strauss, the world’s oldest diamond company to showcase the art of diamond polishing in London
In partnership with London Craft Week (3 – 7 May 2016), (a week dedicated to showcasing exceptional craftsmanship across London), Backes & Strauss, the world’s oldest diamond company, will be demonstrating the art of diamond polishing by welcoming a master craftsman from Antwerp especially for this rare occasion.
The demonstration will take place in the heart of Mayfair at the House of Backes & Strauss, 21-22 Grosvenor Street, W1K 4QJ. This event will offer an extraordinary opportunity to gain a behind-the-scenes insight into the high-skill-intensive processes that transform the hardest natural material into a polished gem.
Having a heritage and savoir-faire in the sumptuous world of diamonds since 1789, the master craftsman will unveil the essence of the brand, renowned internationally for its pioneering cutting expertise seen in the Hearts and Arrows pattern present in each Backes & Strauss Ideal Cut round brilliant diamond.
This event will be open to the public for between 15h00 – 16h30 on Wednesday 4th May through to Friday 6th May.
Booking is necessary through the London Craft Week website. £15 + vat.
The art of diamond polishing
About Backes & Strauss
As the world’s oldest diamond company (est. 1789, London), Backes & Strauss has constantly looked forward, pioneering new diamond cutting techniques and enthralling connoisseurs with its compelling designs.
Today, the historic diamond company is part of the Franck Muller group. Backes & Strauss and the Franck Muller Group are masters of the art and science of their respective crafts. While Backes & Strauss is occupied with light and Franck Muller is concerned with time, both share a devotion to mathematical precision. The result of this meeting of masters is a collection of timepieces so intricate, they are veritable masterpieces both inside and out.