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IDEAL-SCOPE questions??? please help

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tyson

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1)Is the ideal-scope useful only for determining the quality/light leakage of an "ideal" cut stone?

2)Can and should the ideal-scope be employed if one does not intend on purchasing an ideal cut stone, but does want a "well" cut stone?

3) If the ideal-scope is used to view non-ideal cut stones, should the defining criteria be slightly less stringent?

4) Taken from ideal-scope: "Most diamonds do not sparkle like they should because over 90% of the worlds diamonds are cut badly. FACT!*" Does this mean that less than 10% of diamonds are ideal cut and the remaining 90% are not cut to "maximize" brilliance, but are not all necessarily poorly cut? Or, does this mean that the remainder really are BADLY cut?

I hope these are reasonable questions. Thank you very much for your response(s) in advance!
 

Garry H (Cut Nut)

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You will find that if you look at 100 random diamonds that 10 of them will look pretty good.
Now some stores will have few or none and other stores may have 20-30% (I sold some scopes to a retailer who found only 2 well cut stones in his entire inventory).

You will find well cut stone that may not be priced any differently than lessor cut stones. You will be unlikely to find many stones that are as well cut as the 'branded' super ideal cuts - they are 1 in 10,000.
 
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