Corlia Roberts Diamond College offers diamond cutting in its curriculum.
Duration of the Diamond Cutting Course
It is a six-month course – Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 15:00.
How much do diamond cutters get paid?
The average pay in South Africa as a result of the skills learned for Gem And Diamond Cutter is R180000.00 per year.
As well as an entry-level Gem and Diamond cutter who starts out at $25000 can expect maybe to make $40000 after 3-5 year of experience in the field. The bottom 10% makes less than $10 per hour while the top 10% makes over $35 per hour.
Diamond cutting is an equally important processes in the manufacture
Cutting and shaping or as it is also referred to as Polishing requires special training skills and sophisticated equipment and diamond cutting tools.
Consequently it goes through a series of processes which include: cleaving, sawing, cutting and polishing.
The diamond cutting process requires advanced technology that is very costly.
Where are Diamonds Cut?
Diamond Cutting is a specialized art and therefore limited to a few cities in the world.
Furthermore a few of the countries that produce diamonds have to export them for processing.
At the same time, Antwerp is the world’s diamond leading hub
Finally the Antwerp diamond quarter has weathered revolutions, wars, occupations and, more recently, growing competition from diamond centers in emerging countries.