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Is GIA certified triple excellence for cut, sym, polish same as AGS000?

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mcblohe

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I''ve heard that AGS000 is very good... Just wondering whether the GIA triple excellence for cut, symmetry and polish is the same? If now, what''s the difference?
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tanalasta

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No.

Symmetry and Polish are fairly comparable but the ''cut'' grading issued by the AGS and GIA are somewhat different. A GIA excellent may not necessarily be a AGS0 (and vice versa although this is more unlikely). The GIA cut grading system is quite controversial on PS and a search of the forums can provide quite a lot of information as to why! As do the articles in the reviews section/diamond journal section.

The basic gist is that The AGS and GIA grade their diamonds using different methodology and criteria.

However, if you have a GIA triple excellent with a nice IS then you''re doing very well!
 
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