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kindred

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I have an ideal scope and calibration CZ. The calibration CZ is great in showing me what to look for with the ideal scope.

What I can''t figure out is why to the naked eye, the CZ always looks whiter (or maybe it''s brighter?) to me than a diamond. I am not sure what the correct term is. I can''t figure out if this is just the nature of CZ looking different (better?) than a real diamond, or if it is because the CZ is colorless and the diamonds I have looked at are H-I color. I just always end up feeling that I prefer the look of the CZ.

I am not really sure what I should be expecting to see. Should a well cut diamond look as good as a well cut CZ, or is that just not possible?
 

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Ugh, my initial post got deleted.


However, after re-reading your post and realizing that you did say you had only looked at H-I stones, I suspect your eyes simply prefer stones in the colorless range. Why don''t you try going to a HOF dealer and ''window shopping'' the D-E-F stones there and see what you think?
 

kindred

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Thanks for the reply. You folks are so amazing with sharing your knowledge! I really am not sure if it''s the color I''m noticing or if it''s a brightness issue. I wish I had thought to look at colorless stones when I looked at Hearts on Fire diamonds. I will have to try to do that.

Do you think a D color diamond and a D color CZ would look very similar if they are both very well cut?
 

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Date: 2/19/2009 5:17:13 PM
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Ugh, my initial post got deleted.


However, after re-reading your post and realizing that you did say you had only looked at H-I stones, I suspect your eyes simply prefer stones in the colorless range. Why don''t you try going to a HOF dealer and ''window shopping'' the D-E-F stones there and see what you think?
My thoughts too.
 
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