by Irishsparkles » Nov 9, 2011 My diamond was a 2.24 carat GIA certified stone that was a triple X. When I plugged the numbers into the HCA it only scored a 4.3 I believe. Looked great in the store but in certain lighting I didn't like how it performed at home. I realized after researching here that just because a stone is a triple X doesn't always mean a great cut. It was too late to return it. I was planning on living with it until I saw a thread on diamond recutting and saw some of the results here on this site. It seems there were many very satisfied customers on this forum who had their stones recut by Brian Gavin. When I researched having my stone recut I found the cost was affordable! I'm going to try to post the precut images sent to me by Brian Gavin Diamonds. It has been about 4 weeks since I sent my stone to them and they said it would take about that long to complete. I can't wait!