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MEMBERS: The Evolution of Diamond Cutting

2022Wed14Sep7:00 pmMEMBERS: The Evolution of Diamond CuttingFree Virtual Seminar with Scott Sucher

Event Details

Learn more about the history and evolution of diamond cutting as famous diamond replicator Scott Sucher describes diamond history, the effects of global trade and technological advancements on diamond cutting, the use of cleaving, and the development of optics. The journey starts around 1000 B.C. with the first recorded industrial use of diamond and continues through the early 20th C. Computer models of different diamonds cuts and their development are discussed together with side discussions of some famous historical diamonds.

Our presenter, Scott Sucher, has been stonecutting for more than 40 years. He has created historic diamond replicas that are on display in museums around the world and have been fit into historic gem displays, like the original stand for the Koh-I-Noor (before re-cut) at Queen Victoria’s Great Exhibition of 1851. Scott Sucher is recognized around the world as an expert on historic diamonds and for his expertise in gem cutting.

COST: FREE (member only event)

BOOKINGS: Limited spaces – advanced registration required. Contact Kathryn Wyatt with any issues: publicity@gem.org.au or phone 0412 195 964.

Who is Scott Sucher?

Scott Sucher has been stonecutting for more than 40 years. He has created historic diamond replicas that are on display in museums around the world and have been fit into historic gem displays, like the original stand for the Koh-I-Noor (before re-cut) at Queen Victoria’s Great Exhibition of 1851.

The Stonecutter’s Scott Sucher is recognized around the world as an expert on historic diamonds and for his expertise in gem cutting. Adding to Scott’s unique credentials is the fact that Scott is something of an anomaly in the trade—a self-trained stonecutter.

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Time

September 14, 2022 7:00 pm AEST(GMT+10:00)

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