With the bruting completed the diamond now has the rough outline – a round diamond. This shot the diamond is being positioned to remove a feather (inclusion) in the diamond. It can be seen on the diamond at the 7:00 position.
Blocking out the main 4 facets on the crown of the diamond, the process takes several days.
While not yet complete it is starting to look like a polished diamond. At this point the diamond is called a single cut, which was done to show the inclusions inside to determine which way the diamond would have been best finished. If the inclusions were left as shown in the photo the end result would have been an 8+ carat diamond.