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ASET v Idealscope for Round Brilliant? Which is more useful?

aptp

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I am looking into a few RB diamonds at physical retail stores that don't provide ASET/Idealscope images. (I know that lots of great PS vendors provide these images for free, but I am also considering major jewelers like Tiffany's- I am aware of the very high markup- but am not looking to discuss this right now) I am planning to buy an ASET/Idealscope to get more information about the various stones I am considering.

1) Between the idealscope and ASET, which do you think is more helpful for a round brilliant? I've read that ASET was made for fancy shapes, but it seems to provide more information than the idealscope, although it is harder to interpret.

2) I am considering buying a package of items consisting of an ASET Scope, Ideal Scope, Ideal Light, 10X Gem Loupe, calibration CZ and Tweezer. (link here: http://ideal-scope.com/product/professional-kit/) Do you think this is overkill, or will each of these items be helpful? Cost is not a big issue but I don't want to get anything unnecessary



Thanks for all your help.
 

slm9555

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Re: ASET v Idealscope for Round Brilliant? Which is more use

I'm not sure but the ideal scope is definetly helpful. However,if the stones aren't loose then I think it will be very difficult to get a good image.
 

Garry H (Cut Nut)

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Re: ASET v Idealscope for Round Brilliant? Which is more use

We sell more Ideal-scopes because they are easier to use and interpret. But if you understand ASET images there are the subtle green Vees around the outer edges of a round that indicate if a diamond is painted or dug out.
So it depends more on you and your ability to interpret than the instrument itself :)
 

aptp

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Re: ASET v Idealscope for Round Brilliant? Which is more use

Would it be useful to get both an ASET and Idealscope? Will the Idealscope provide any additional information? Or is just the ASET sufficient?

I am new to interpreting ASET/idealscope images but am eager to learn. I have looked at the reference charts but still find it hard to compare good cut ASET images. Does anyone have useful links/reference guides?

Thanks.
 

Garry H (Cut Nut)

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Re: ASET v Idealscope for Round Brilliant? Which is more use

aptp|1478746786|4096154 said:
Would it be useful to get both an ASET and Idealscope? Will the Idealscope provide any additional information? Or is just the ASET sufficient?

I am new to interpreting ASET/idealscope images but am eager to learn. I have looked at the reference charts but still find it hard to compare good cut ASET images. Does anyone have useful links/reference guides?

Thanks.
If you get an ASET you will not learn anything more with an Ideal-scope.
This article will help you decide https://www.pricescope.com/journal/what-aset-reveals-ideal-scope-does-not
 
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