I am evaluating two Ideal cut rounds, both are G color, VS2 clarity, one is slightly larger in dia and weight. Cost differences are negligible. One is a 0.6 on the Cut Advisor (an Ideal Cut from), the other (larger of the two) is a 1.4 (Cut Above H&A from ). The catch is the larger one (1.4 HCA) has a girdle that is half the thickness of the smaller one. My gut tells me that the 0.6 HCA combined with a thicker girdle makes the smaller stone the one to choose. As far as the appearance, beside each other they look virtually identical. I have looked at them under a 10X loupe as well as a 20X microscope. The H&A patterns on both stones are both very well defined and clear. Am I correct in going with the slightly smaller stone that scored 0.6 ?