The Diamond Cutters Dilemma

Mar 7, 2022

The Diamond Cutters Dilemma

Sometimes even accurate planning for design accommodations have their own plans..

Showing a diamond well on its way to be completed into an 8×8 (single) cut (8 main crown & pavilion facets prior to final brillianteering process which further splits 16 main facets into *57 facets in total).

Three tiny left-over pavilion surface reaching feathers are shown circled red on the right.
On the left, we can view the exact same feathers as will appear in the face-up position (circled red) but we can also notice their reflections on the opposing pavilion facet (circled green).

So…, does the cutter completes the diamond as-is including the feathers and at the originally planned size/weight?

Or does the cutter reconsider the plan and aims for a smaller free of inclusions final diamond?

In case the latter is considered, going below a significant weight bracket can have substantial economic consequences, like for example dropping below a significant carat weight size (e.g. 1 – 3 – 5 – 10 carats).
And doing so will require a whole recutting process if high precision is one of the objectives.

*Standard brilliant

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About Yoram Finkelstein

About Yoram Finkelstein

Mr. Finkelstein a proud second generation Diamond cutter. In 2010 He founded GemConcepts Ltd. which specializes in designing and cutting unique Diamonds using a new approach, a new philosophy. GemConcepts design Diamonds that mix the “old world” approach with the newest cutting-edge technologies.

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