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0.92 Ex Cut But Only 3.6 On Hca


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It's a bit steep - which is why the HCA (i.e. Garry Holloway) doesn't like it. I generally do like diamonds with smaller tables and relatively steep crowns. Who is right? Neither of us. And most importantly, you are neither of us.

 

GIA has done enough testing to see if "people" like diamonds cut in a similar way, and the answer is yes (this is what an "Excellent" cut grade means).

 

Can you find a better cut stone? Definitely. So you can find a larger one, a whiter one and a cheaper one. Not all at the same time. What's important for you?

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It's a bit steep - which is why the HCA (i.e. Garry Holloway) doesn't like it. I generally do like diamonds with smaller tables and relatively steep crowns. Who is right? Neither of us. And most importantly, you are neither of us.

 

GIA has done enough testing to see if "people" like diamonds cut in a similar way, and the answer is yes (this is what an "Excellent" cut grade means).

 

Can you find a better cut stone? Definitely. So you can find a larger one, a whiter one and a cheaper one. Not all at the same time. What's important for you?

 

Thank you for your reply. diamdb also says it is too deep. The prize for this diamond is 3700$ which is in my budget. Which this much money, would you think I can find a better one?

 

http://www.diamdb.com/diamond/0.92ct-round-6.21x6.20x3.89/

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"Better" depends on your priorities and preferences. As I said above, you can find better cut, whiter, larger and cheaper. Not all together. What is it in that stone that leaves you unhappy, and what would you sacrifice to achieve it?

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"Better" depends on your priorities and preferences. As I said above, you can find better cut, whiter, larger and cheaper. Not all together. What is it in that stone that leaves you unhappy, and what would you sacrifice to achieve it?

 

Thank you for your reply. It is just that the HCA is 3.6 and diamdb also says it is too deep. It makes me a bit worried if I should buy this one. It is GIA 3X though. After reading a few tips on how to buy a diamond, I am looking for one with EX cut, J color, eye-clean. The lower score on HCA, the better. Not too deep or shallow.

 

Base on your vast experience with diamond, would you think this is a good buy with my budget?

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If you want something that the HCA and diamdb will like, go with either of these:

 

http://www.uniondiamond.com/AE0928751&ptc=DR

http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamond/diamond-detail/?product_id=51508333

 

However, they will look different and I don't know which one you would prefer. My vote goes to the first one.

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If you want something that the HCA and diamdb will like, go with either of these:

 

http://www.uniondiamond.com/AE0928751&ptc=DR

http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamond/diamond-detail/?product_id=51508333

 

However, they will look different and I don't know which one you would prefer. My vote goes to the first one.

 

Thank you for taking your time and looking the two diamonds davidelevi. The first one is better in price and hca score as well :)

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You should not use the HCA to select...

 

I agree. People suggest to use it only as a rejection tool. I still look for EX cut but if it comes with a lower score on hca, that will be even better.The one you suggested meets all :) Thank you,

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