by ksomerville » Jun 11, 2005 I''m hoping that someone can help me understand the difference between the two classifcations on Whiteflash''s: A Cut Above and Expert Selection. With my untrained eye, I can''t really distinguish much difference between the pictures and Idealscopes of a Round Ideal Cut versus a Hearts and Arrow diamond. They both look very similar to me. I guess what I want to know is what the actual performance difference between a Round Ideal Cut and a Hearts and Arrow diamond is. I want something with excellent light return, scintillation, and fire but is a true Hearts and Arrow diamond going to make enough of a difference to warrant only looking at those? Yes, I have read the tutorial on Hearts and Arrows diamonds. I''ve attached a file with two Idealscope images from Whiteflash. The top one is an Expert Selection from Whiteflash and the bottom one is A Cut Above Hearts and Arrows diamond. How do you think the performance differs between these two diamonds based on the Idealscope images? Also, on the top image should I be concerned by the small red mark at the bottom the circle? Thanks in advance for any advice.