Mike Botha, Master Diamond Cutter

A diamond is only as good as its worst facet.

A team of master diamond cutters, polishers, and professionals is led by Master Diamond Cutter- Mike Botha.

An internationally acclaimed master diamond cutter with more than four decades in the profession, Mike’s training and subsequent career began in South Africa and has led him to Mauritius, Russia, and Canada – from Vancouver to the Northwest Territories to Saskatchewan.

Mike worked as the occupational certification officer for the diamond industry in the Northwest Territories under the Department of Education, Culture and Employment, and was also the technical consultant for the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment for their Government Diamond Certification Program. Mike led the Diamond Training Program at Aurora College in Yellowknife. During his six-year tenure with Aurora College, he developed and delivered programs, earning the coveted Yves Landry Award for Outstanding Innovation in Education.

Mike is the creator of Sirius Star®, the world’s brightest diamond®, and dozens of other diamond shapes, and is the co-inventor of the ground-breaking invisible diamond setting known as the “Floeting Diamond”.