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The Diamond Cutter

Jan 14, 2014

The New Yorker shared this excellent video of 92 year old Diamond Cutter, Max Fuchs, who works in New York City’s diamond district. He works quietly at a cutting bench cluttered with blocky metal tools, his hands worn from years of shaping rough stones into modern cuts. As the diamond industry moves abroad for lower-cost labor, Fuchs believes he is among the oldest in an ever-shrinking field of New York diamond cutters. He takes pride in his craft: “You can take a diamond that’s, let’s say, a broken diamond, and you bring it back into shape. … It’s a masterpiece—like Picasso.”

Listen to him discuss his craft and the changing industry.

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