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    BrianTheCutter and LesleyH - News Flash!!!

    Thank you everyone. I am most appreciative and grateful for the outpouring of kindness and love from all of you, both here and through many other channels. Rest assured I will return after January 1 with an update. Lesley and I sincerely appreciate your well-wishes and support. Wishing...
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    BrianTheCutter and LesleyH - News Flash!!!

    Dear Friends, As of January 1, 2009, neither I nor my associate, Lesley Harris, who has worked closely with me for over 10 years, will be associated with Whiteflash.com. My life''s work has emphasized my dedication to produce diamonds of all sizes that achieve the highest level of cut...
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    True Hearts?????? is this stone a true heart?

    "Though I think it would ''pass'' the H&A test because the clefts appear to be less than 8%" Thats great, but you used the standard to make that judgement and I am sure you have a beautifull perfoming stone that you and your partner enjoy.
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    True Hearts?????? is this stone a true heart?

    Knowing that they have a better manufactured stone cut to perfection with great optical symmetry and for many..a better performing stone, based on their vision as so elequently put by "rcrosier" above! I have witnessed tens of thousands like him pass before me the last 10 years, doing the...
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    I guess I found my baby! What do you all think?

    Good evening all, let me clarify! In 1997, when A CUT ABOVE was created, there were stones that displayed fluorescence - faint, medium and even some with strong blue. As the brand evolved, I tightened up certain criteria and I excluded fluorescence. The rough diamond market has changed in the...
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    True Hearts?????? is this stone a true heart?

    Acknowledgement to HRD for the above graphics In conclusion, we have straddled 20 years of Hearts and Arrows. In the last 10 years different labs from across the world have graded H&A’s There is a universal acceptance of what they should be. Should it be looked at again? Well, it has been...
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    True Hearts?????? is this stone a true heart?

    Proportion sets for True H&A by HRD. Green will potentially make it. The rest will potentially be rejected.
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    True Hearts?????? is this stone a true heart?

    Please look at these HRD reject examples a synopsis of there guide lines See H5
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    True Hearts?????? is this stone a true heart?

    You can see that the hearts in this thread’s original post would be rejected by HRD for the same reason the original Japanese and my publication would exclude them. The HRD penalties are in harmony with the small incision in the cleft that my publication permits for true-hearts. It correlates...
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    True Hearts?????? is this stone a true heart?

    Here is information on what is not regular shaping of hearts:
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    True Hearts?????? is this stone a true heart?

    HRD: 2008 June 26, Belgium I had the opportunity to meet with the HRD in Belgium 2 weeks ago to discuss the new system. We have our differences. I think that they may be a little too strict in some areas but they have set out some interesting parameters and guidelines for manufacturers...
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    True Hearts?????? is this stone a true heart?

    2004 International Diamond Cut conference in Moscow IDCC-1 2004 Here is a list of peers and labs who were in attendance and/or presented papers: AGS Labs EGL Labs USA IGI Labs IGI HEARTS AND ARROWS Gabi Tolkowsky Sergey Sivovolenko Yuri Shelementiev Sergey Oulin Paul Slegers Janak Mistry...
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    True Hearts?????? is this stone a true heart?

    Lower girdles which are not the correct length are excluded.
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    True Hearts?????? is this stone a true heart?

    Now for some history: The Japanese labs first set the standards we know as traditional for Hearts &Arrows. Here are some examples CGL, AGT Zenhokyo labs - Japan AGT LAB JAPAN One does not need to read Japanese to understand what is going on here. Lower girdles which are not the correct...
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    True Hearts?????? is this stone a true heart?

    Some others I have at hand. http://www.adiamor.com/affinity.aspx http://www.diamondsonweb.com/learn/learnheart.mhtml (thanks, I hope your stones look like this if you’re advertising them with my photo!) http://www.claritydiamonds.co.nz/default.asp?pid=222&sec=222...
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    True Hearts?????? is this stone a true heart?

    These images have been copied and reproduced worldwide, often without permission, to portray “True Hearts and Arrows” and to persuade consumers that the images are representative of what the seller is selling. It is the de facto standard I take it as a huge compliment that the diamond and...
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    True Hearts?????? is this stone a true heart?

    Here is a second image I took, found on Pricescope and my original pre-Whiteflash site
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    True Hearts?????? is this stone a true heart?

    “One mans opinion 1998”……………………………………. I don’t believe this to be true (there were others before me) but thanks for the accolades, Strm. As this subject is what I have dedicated my career to, I have a few thoughts. First I would like to point out that there are two widely-published images of...
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    Hearts & Arrows

    HAIDER This is not a true statement, Excellent or Ideal symmetry will not guarantee a perfect group of hearts. Meet point symmetry is what the labs grade, this is not the same as optical symmetry. The heart patterning can indicate many things to the expert by judging the consistency and shape...
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    Whiteflash: A Changing of the Guard

    I wanted to wait to enter this thread until it had had a chance to run for a while. Thank you to all of you “Pricescopers” who have been so supportive and positive about this change. We will miss John enormously. He was a great asset to the Whiteflash team – he had what it took from day one and...
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    41 degree pavillion angle

    Wow guys. I go away for 6 pages and look what happens? Picasso I apologize my drawings are not going to make it to The Louvre or Metropolitan Museum of Art. :) I’ll leave it to the scientists to do graphic models. My intent at the start of the thread was to show in a simple way how cutting...
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    41 degree pavillion angle

    Thank you Michael. The diamond dust in my blood gets irritated when I see economics forcing cutters to dance near a precipice like 41. Subtle or not the ‘no-go’ zones exist for a reason. I’m also averse to so much table reflection. As you may know, diamond cutters used this phenomenon to judge...
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    41 degree pavillion angle

    With respect to the analysts, as a diamond cutter my grandfather and father taught me the only reason to go over 40.9 is to either darken the stone or hold more weight. It is a fact. This is not about labs or beauty it is about dollars and cents. Blocking the pavilion at 41 instead of 40.75 can...
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    The passing of RockDoc

    Bill...... you will be missed, I salute you! ...........Brian
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    source/quality of non-branded stones

    You are welcome sep004. Your assumption was correct. Diamond suppliers list stones through a virtual database offered via many retail sites. Sellers with financial ability may also have selections they've purchased and own already, called an in-house inventory. The Pricescope sift allows you...
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    source/quality of non-branded stones

    There are different channels and lines of distribution. Some are public. Others are very exclusive or volume-driven. Regardless, beware any seller making claims about secret access to ‘brand X.’ I have personal experience with this and would like to speak for some on the “branded” side. I’m...
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    Whiteflash New Line

    Greetings to all. Pyramid, you are a long-standing contributor to this forum. I appreciate your interest in this topic which is close to my heart. You’ve asked about my preferences and information on New Line. Since this thread was called to my attention I would like to offer comments directly...
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    Help - serious problems with popular online vendor

    We are typically silent on issues like these because in many cases the plaintiff is representing things fairly. Even when the story is told incorrectly no company wants to be seen as the ‘bully’ disputing a clients’ claims in public. My letter included references to Pricescope because the...
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