Diamond company Backes & Strauss has partnered with London Craft Week to construct a diamond polishing atelier.

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 at the House of Backes & Strauss, this event will offer an 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 in the 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 3-4.30pm, Wednesday May 4  through to Friday 6.

Booking is necessary through the London Craft Week website, with prices at £15 + vat.

London Craft Week is a week dedicated to showcasing exceptional craftmanship around London. This year it will be taking place May 3-7.