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DiamondTo

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I am curious, on some hearts and arrows images the sizes of the V's are different even though they are symmetrical. What does this mean I regards to the cut precision?
 

Dancing Fire

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DiamondTo|1448496372|3954233 said:
I am curious, on some hearts and arrows images the sizes of the V's are different even though they are symmetrical. What does this mean I regards to the cut precision?
On a true H&A stone all 8 hearts should match in size.
 

DiamondTo

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I'm aware of the hearts matching in size

My question is in terms of the V tips being of different sizes and symmetrical
What does this mean in regards to the cut?
 

yssie

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Post a picture. I don't understand your description either but am confident we've seen whatever artifact you're talking about.
 

gr8leo87

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Distorted Vs = distorted hearts.
Shorter LGFs = fatter hearts and tighter Vs.
Longer LGFs = Thin hearts with clefts. Vs further.

Vs not of all same size and distance from hearts means the precision is of lesser quality. LGFs of differing lengths may contribute to differing Vs inspite of apparently symmetrical hearts. Perfects hearts start to form at ≈77 LGFs.
 

DiamondTo

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gr8leo87|1448510524|3954279 said:
Distorted Vs = distorted hearts.
Shorter LGFs = fatter hearts and tighter Vs.
Longer LGFs = Thin hearts with clefts. Vs further.

Vs not of all same size and distance from hearts means the precision is of lesser quality. LGFs of differing lengths may contribute to differing Vs inspite of apparently symmetrical hearts. Perfects hearts start to form at ≈77 LGFs.

Thanks
I've seen symmetrical V's which are the same distance apart but some
Are larger than others.

I wonder why people don't emphasis the size of the V's more instead of only focusing on the hearts
 

Diamond_Hawk

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DiamondTo,

I think posting pictures, as Yssie requested, would go a long way in helping us understand your question. What you may be seeing are slight variances in the positioning of the diamond or the camera lense. Sometimes this is interpreted as problems of symmetry. Positioning the camera lense and diamond in perfect parallel for photography can be a tricky proposition and without the highest quality control, poorly angled photographs can sometimes sneak by.
 
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