Wed, 20 Apr 2005

Screening chart for Old European Cut diamonds

The visual appearance of “Excellent to Very Good cut quality” old
European cut diamonds have the effect of returning sufficient light to
somewhat equate them to Modern Cut Class 1-2 range stones. “Normal
& Acceptable cut quality” old European cut diamonds are somewhat
equivalent in light return and visual appearance to Cut Class 3 modern
cut stones. “Poor Cut quality” old European cut diamonds are somewhat
equivalent to modern Cut Class 4 diamonds.

by David S. Atlas, GG(GIA) Sr Mbr(NAJA) ASG(AGA)
datlas.com

D. Atlas & Co.