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HCA score question

laken70

Rough_Rock
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Hi! My diamond got an HCA of 1.4, but will appear average size. Is this something desirable? It’s a 1.07 carat from JA. Do I want something that will appear bigger? I’m confused. Thanks in advance.
 

lovedogs

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Appearing average size is completely fine. Stones that appear "large " for their carat weight are typically more shallow than those that appear "average". As long as the stone scores under 2 on the HCA, I wouldn't worry about it. The only thing to avoid (in my opinion) is stones that appear "small" because that likely means they are cut deep and will look smaller than their ct weight
 

FL_runner

Brilliant_Rock
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Average size is great. If it faces up “bigger” you run the risk of the diamond being cut too shallow and the optical properties won’t be ideal.
 

laken70

Rough_Rock
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Appearing average size is completely fine. Stones that appear "large " for their carat weight are typically more shallow than those that appear "average". As long as the stone scores under 2 on the HCA, I wouldn't worry about it. The only thing to avoid (in my opinion) is stones that appear "small" because that likely means they are cut deep and will look smaller than their ct weight

Thank you for the quick reply. This puts my mind at ease.
 
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