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Two H&A stones -- HCA score 1.6 VS 1.0 - does that matter?

lorimiow

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Hi all! I've learned so much from here and am ready to purchase a H&A stone for my graduation pendant! I reserved both of these stones and am wondering what you think about them. The BGD stone is slightly bigger and seems to have a pretty good diameter for its carat size. It's also $100 cheaper. However, it got a 1.6 (Ex light return, Very good on Fire and Scintillation) while the GOG stone scored a 1.0 (Ex on all 3 aspects). Should that be a concern do you think? Thank you so much in advance!!! :appl:

Stone A:
Good Old Gold Hearts and Arrows
0.603ct F VS2
5.41x5.43mm
HCA score = 1.0
$26xx

http://www.goodoldgold.com/diamond/7827/

AGS Cut Grade: Ideal
AGS Light Performance: Ideal
Optical Symmetry: Superior
Polish: Ideal
Symmetry: Ideal
Table Percentage: 54.38%
Depth Percentage: 62.10%
Crown ∠: 34.31°
Crown Depth: 15.57%
Pavilion ∠: 40.69°
Pavilion Depth: 42.71%

Stone B:
Brian Gavin Diamond Signature Hearts and Arrows
0.644ct F VS2
5.57x5.60mm
HCA score = 1.6
$25xx

http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamond/diamond-detail/?product_id=AGS-104051366040

Lab Cut Grade: Ideal
Light Performance: Ideal
Polish: Ideal
Symmetry: Ideal
Table %: 56.9
Depth %: 61.0
Crown %: 14.8
Crown Angle: 34.7
Star %: 53.0
Pav Angle: 40.9
Pavillion %: 43.2
Lower Girdle %: 77.0
Girdle Min-Max %: 1.1-3.2
Girdle: Thin to Medium Faceted

GOD.jpg

BGD.jpg
 

Stone-cold11

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Re: Two H&A stones -- HCA score 1.6 VS 1.0 - does that matte

HCA is a rejection tool not a selection tool, once idealscope image is available, the score really means no difference.

Both look good on the idealscope image.
 

dreamer_dachsie

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Re: Two H&A stones -- HCA score 1.6 VS 1.0 - does that matte

Ditto Stone. Both look great.
 

lorimiow

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Re: Two H&A stones -- HCA score 1.6 VS 1.0 - does that matte

Thanks Stone-Cold and Dreamer! :)

With that information, I'm getting the one from BGD :appl:
So excited!!!
 

Amys Bling

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Re: Two H&A stones -- HCA score 1.6 VS 1.0 - does that matte

Both stones look great!
 

yssie

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Re: Two H&A stones -- HCA score 1.6 VS 1.0 - does that matte

Congrats :appl:
 

Amys Bling

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Re: Two H&A stones -- HCA score 1.6 VS 1.0 - does that matte

Congrats on your purchase!
 

Christina...

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Re: Two H&A stones -- HCA score 1.6 VS 1.0 - does that matte

Congrats on your diamond and on your graduation!! :love:
 
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