Post by glt4392 » July 21st, 2003, 11:59 am
I have been using the HCA and some of the stones I have seen with agsl 0 cut stones, H&A and GIA excellent symetry and polish vary a lot. In fact, a stone that was not ideal cut scored a .9. Another ideal scored a 1.9, and the last stone I have plugged in which is agsl 0,excellent, excellent GIA polish and symetry and H&A scored a 3.2. Now since this is a "cut" driven forum and very rightly so, how sensitive is this tool? If I have an ideal cut stone which scores a 3 and a non ideal that scores a 1 is the difference in brilliance and shine noticeable to the eye of a consumer and not a stone collector? Or is this more like the disclaimer says a tool to make final decisions with or more for the ones looking for a stone they can measure in fancy machines when no difference may be seen if we are talking about 2 close stones (a 2 and a 2.5 or so forth)