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  1. clay
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    by clay » Jan 25, 2002
    What is a better determiner of brilliance and cut quality - a true hearts and arrows pattern or a low holloway score?

    Will a great Holloway score decrease the chances of light leakage?

    I am looking at two diamonds to purchase over the internet.
    One is a hearts and arrows (F color) with a holloway score of .9 and one is an AGS000 ideal cut (D color, non H&A) with a Holloway score of .3!
    Which one will look more brilliant?
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    by pricescope » Jan 25, 2002
    Hi Clay, generally speaking lower HCA score corresponds to less light leakage. However, 0.9 or 0.3 are both great scores and as you can read on the HCA page (after evaluation is done) you don't have to split hairs for HCA < 2
     
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    by pricescope » Jan 26, 2002
    OK, let me try to upload it Garry.

    Image file shouldn't be >50kB and don't use '&%$#$#@()' characters in the file name :)

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  5. clay
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    by clay » Jan 28, 2002
    What was the Holloway score of this leaking H&A diamond?
    So, a .2 will visually look more brilliant/better than a 1.9???
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  6. Garry H (Cut Nut)
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    by Garry H (Cut Nut) » Jan 28, 2002
    It is the steepest / deepest AGS 0 and scores 3.8 HCA.

    It is possible for light to leak from H&A's diamonds as you can see from the Idealscope image (the second image is not an arrows view - an arrows view does not effectively show leakage the way the ideal-scope does.
     
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