It is generally considered a standard for cutters to final polish the diamond’s table facet as the last step of its polishing journey.
For our 3D optical symmetry cuts this standard is not always an option. The slightest tilt which may (and usually) occur from such final polish will skew and distort our exclusively offered play of lights. Such diamonds will require a complete polished rebalance if such occurs.
This is why we protect our table facet with outmost care as much as possible…
In the picture, one of our Octavia Diamonds being gently polished on one of the crown step facets. A blue paper-like element is protecting the tiny Octavia table from direct contact of the tang’s metal claw holders.
Direct metal to diamond contact on a 3,800 RPM polishing wheel will leave tiny marks and residues which will most often require a final claw-less polish to the table facet..