Wolf Gluck began his career in diamond polishing in 1995 after graduating from the United Talmudical Academy where he studied the Talmud in depth. He spent his first 10 years at Martin Kirschenbaum Inc. a leading diamond manufacturer. At Kirschenbaum Gluck was cutting and polishing most challenging shapes of diamonds. Within two years he was promoted to manage the diamond manufacturing department and was in charge in manufacturing all large diamonds from 2ct to up to 150ct.
In 2006 he was hired by Louis Glick and Co., a leading diamond manufacturer and DeBeers sightholder as an independent diamond contractor and consultant. His main responsibility while at Glick was to handle their most valuable and important diamonds.
As the principal of 41 Degrees Gluck is typically hired by companies worldwide to examine and manufacture their most important and expensive diamonds. His clients include Louis Glick (US), William Goldberg (US), Dehres Limited (Hong Kong), Manny Gordon (US), Novel Collection (Israel), and L.J. West (US).
A few famous diamonds manufactured by Wolf Gluck are listed below:
Wolf Gluck is recognized by leading diamond labs such as GIA and GCAL.
“Wolf Gluck of 41 Degrees Corp, who is a well-known diamond cutter, and has worked for well-known sightholders like Louis Glick.” (Donald A. Palmieri, GG, president GCAL diamond lab)
Gluck has taught many people the art of diamond polishing and still helps new comers, advising them on a daily basis.
From Rapaport Magazine, May 2010
One cutter who fashions stones for Louis Glick is Wolf Gluck, whose “golden hands” were first nurtured at the firm of Martin Kirschenbaum. Until he began cutting, Gluck says, “I never looked at a diamond before.” Like all cutters, he learned by doing. “There is no school for cutting diamonds,” he remarks. Instead, he followed the direction of the Kirschenbaums, starting by practicing on other materials. It was recognized almost immediately that Gluck had a special touch and after just a week, he was given a real diamond to cut.
Now, with 15 years’ experience, Gluck has become the “go-to” person for briolettes, one of the most difficult shapes of all to fashion. “There is no table, no base to measure the faceting. You have to do it by eye,” he explains. Like all great cutters, Gluck sees the finished diamond that is hidden within the rough; he sees it in his mind. When fashioning a briolette, he says, “If it’s an important or complicated stone, I will think about it, I will dream about it. Sometimes I will dream solutions.” He fashioned a 15.01-carat briolette DIF that was sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction on May 2, 2005.