Post by Nelson » November 29th, 2010, 8:44 pm

I recently purchased a 0.59 ct round created diamond for just over $3000. It came with an EGL certificate, but no cut grade. I thought its cut was very close to an 'ideal' cut, but when I took it to a gemologist he said it was no where near ideal and that I had paid way too much. The specs for the diamond are below. When I enter them into the HCA ( I get a score of 1.5, which I thought meant the cut was very near ideal. Did I pay way too much for this diamond? How bad is the cut compared to an 'ideal' cut?


Weight: 0.59 carat
Dimensions: 5.55x5.46x3.19mm
Color: Light Blue
Clarity: VVS1
Depth: 57.9%
Table: 59.0%
Crown: 12.9% 32.9°
Pavilion: 42.1% 40.3°
Polish: Good
Symmetry: Good
Girdle: Medium
Culet: None
Fluorescence: None
Color Origin: As-grown