Backes & Strauss Constructs a Diamond Polishing Atelier for London Craft Week

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, is delighted to exclusively construct a Diamond Polishing atelier at the House of Backes & Strauss, 21-­‐22 Grosvenor Street, W1K 4QJ.

Backes & Strauss will be demonstrating the art of diamond polishing with the privilege of welcoming a master craftsman from Antwerp especially for this exclusive occasion. In the heart of Mayfair, 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 Backes & Strauss, 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. 

For more information please contact Florence Bull: or +44(0) 207 629 5714