It is estimated that there are approximately one million diamond cutters in the world today who cut approximately one billion diamonds per year of all sizes. Although the numbers seem staggering, you have to remember that some of those cutters are cutting diamonds as small as 200 to the carat.
Eurostar is one of the largest diamond cutting houses in the world, employing approximately 6,000 diamond cutters in their facilities in Belgium, China, Cambodia and Botswana. To feed this monstrous appetite for cutters, Eurostar has developed one of the most comprehensive and successful diamond cutting teaching programs in the world. Because a variety of skill levels is required for all the different steps that the diamond goes through to be completed, all candidates are aptitude tested to determine placement in the cutting facility. After selection, all the candidates then go through six months of training before moving into the general working area where one on one and on the job training takes place.
There is a saying "the cream always rises to the top," and never is this more true than in the diamond cutting industry. It becomes evident in a very short period of time that some people have more dexterity, hand-eye co-ordination, attention to detail, and fine motor skills, as well as the desire to take perfection to another level. Once identified, these individuals are then given the opportunity to work in Eurostar's newly built high tech vibration free environment. This is where the melding of old world craftsmanship and space age technology takes place. This is where only the world's best diamond cutters have the skill to cut "The World's Most Perfectly Cut Diamond".