HB Academy will be based in Antwerp, the diamond capital of the world, and will leverage the city’s historical reputation for artisanal craftsmanship, with training on the latest technological innovations. By melding these two approaches, HB Academy’s curriculum will blend the old and new, paving the way for a refined mastery of the process, from start to finish. HB Academy will include two components: training for prospective diamond specialists and courses for jewelry retailer customer-facing representatives.

Diamond Specialists

HB Academy will host technical courses for those interested in learning the craft of diamond polishing. Those who successfully complete the training will be offered a job at HB Antwerp, where they will participate in additional courses to further master the craft of polishing under HB Antwerp expert polishers.

HB Academy will host a technical course for those interested in learning the craft of diamond polishing three times a year, beginning this September 2021. After a rigorous selection process to assess technical skills and mathematical understanding, eight prospective polishers will advance to a 12-week training course. Those who successfully complete the training will be offered a job at HB Antwerp, where they will participate in additional courses to further master the craft of polishing under HB Antwerp expert polishers.

No specific background is needed. Applications can be mailed to hr@hbantwerp.com

Jewelers

HB Academy will offer educational courses on the nuances of rough and polished diamonds, catered to boutique jewelers, as well as major watch and jewelry brands. These courses will help sales staff better understand their products and address questions posed by customers.

Courses for jewelers are organized on a customized basis according to specific needs and requirements. Applications can be mailed to margaux@hbantwerp.com

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