platinov|1478797720|4096407 said:Please help me evaluate this stone based on theand aset image. HCA score = 1.7
Is the light return decent? Yes
Is this a true hearts and Arrows diamond? No, the hearts do not meet the standard for h&a in any system I know of.
Your stone has good images and complimentary numbers. Is it a Super Ideal cut...no, but then again, I'm assumming you are notplatinov|1478811869|4096538 said:Thank you for your continued support on this matter.
From a purely technical perspective I am looking for a diamond that comes as close as possible to "perfect" light play. I understand that 100% perfection comes at a huge premium, but overall I am someone who is willing to pay for a cut that is in the 99 percentile.
Using the tools available online and from my unprofessional analysis, besides minor leakage and lack of symmetry in the hearts sections, this diamonds appears to me to be in the arbitrary "super ideal" cut category.
The "Super Ideal" label is far from arbitrary to those who sell them. True Super Ideal Cuts like ACAs from (as well as
others) must fall within a strict set of guidelines. I know there are probably some jewelers/people that use the term loosely but
here on Pricescope when someone says "Super Ideal" it means a very high level percision cut that we usually only get from a few
You can not just ask besides missing A, B, and C, is this stone in the "Super Ideal" category because those are the things that make
up a Super Ideal stone.
A few points from this page...
there is a real benefit of H&A patterning to the consumer. And that benefit comes in the form of light performance that is maximized by the precise alignment of the facets which form the system of tiny mirrors that refract and reflect light to the eye of the observer.
I understand that I may be mistaken, and that is why I am asking for the expertise and wisdom of people like you on this forum.
I appreciate your honesty, and I would be extremely grateful if there was some sort of quantitative way in which it could be described how far this diamond is away from the "perfect" cut and light play with respect to its imaging and proportions.
You would need additional documentation to quantify it. We cant tell you by just looking at the images. This is why Super Ideal
cuts cost more because they DO go through all the work/time/effort to vett a stone to make sure that it performs at a Super Ideal level
(as well as having the percision cut that is required).
P.S. Should the possibility of painting/drilling be a deal breaker, and can a GIA certified really have such characteristics?