a03b|1463762958|4034028 said:Hi all, hca is a rejection tool not a selection tool (as far as i have read) but how so?
It means that the diamond has passed the first test/check and now it's time to get an idealscope image (and possibly an aset image).
Let's say we have a vs1 3ex gia diamond with no fluorescence and <hca 2.
Can this be diamond a bad diamond? if yes, how? Or is this as safe as it gets? Thanks
It can still have leakage because the HCA only takes into account 4 values. In reality, in the crown area there are 8 measurements
that all get averaged together. This averaging can cause the stone to come out with a nice score when it's really off on a few angles.
Same thing with the pavilion angle value...there are actually 8 measurements that are averaged. The table size is actually the
average of 4 measurements. So with all this averaging going on sometimes a stone can pass the test ok but still have some
leakage. This diamond may not be "bad" but compared to another stone with similar measurements it might not be as good. This
is why most Pricescopers want Idealscope images of the stone they are interesting in buying. You can check out info here
if you want to learn more about stone measurements.
Here's how:a03b|1463762958|4034028 said:Hi all, hca is a rejection tool not a selection tool (as far as i have read) but how so?
Or iif stone is deeper than 62.4gr8leo87|1463781413|4034163 said:Also if you magnified image and a reflector image (idealscope or ASET) that indicates light return you don't need HCA.
Even when you have awesome idealscope picture with a 0.5 HCA score - many stones would still be 'rejectables' (sounds good) according to PS standards if stones have their crown angles below 33.5. So in strict senses Neither idealscope or ASET scope are selection tools if you don't understand the actual numbers.
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Thanks all, didn't know those figures were averages. It makes sense now.Gypsy|1463783043|4034174 said:Clarity of VS1 and no fluorescence, incidentally do NOT a nice stone make. AT ALL. In fact they aren't even on the list of things you need. And many experienced shoppers will not even WANT those things.
You get an eyeclean SI1 with strong blue as long as the stone is eyeclean and not overblue, you are talking a seriously stunning stone.