Can you tell if this is a ideal/excellentcut without a report

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Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

It’s beautiful but I don’t think you can tell that from a picture.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Can you post a clear shot from straight on? These are all tilted. Keep in mind, GIA’s best cut is “excellent” and includes a much larger range than AGS’s best cut of “ideal”, which has might tighter parameters.  That doesn’t mean you can’t get a GIA cut with AGS ideal specs, but it takes a lot of legwork and GIA’s averaging and rounding needs to be taken into consideration.  Below is a straight on shot of my GIA excellent cut with specs in AGS’s ideal range.  

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@lovetwoloveme:  it’s a beautiful stone and the pics are hard to tell, but to my eye it doesn’t look like it has an excellent cut grade. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

In my opinion, these photos show perhaps a GIA very good cut. The arrows don’t match up perfectly in the center and it looks like there’s light leakage in places. My ideal cut diamond is within AGS ideal parameters and looks much like PP’s. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

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@lovetwoloveme:  Wanted to note that the arrows aren’t black all the time. It depends on lighting and what is being reflected.  But you should see clear arrows (sometimes dark) with very little darkness between them most of the time.

ETA: To clarify, plenty of folks that have less than excellent or ideal cut diamonds who are perfectly happy with them. As long as she loves it, that’s all that really matters.  Of course if the diamond was sold as an excellent or ideal cut and that premium was paid or if the diamond doesn’t perform very well, those are separate issues.  70A9F5D0-5B5F-4B04-A5D1-1F437356C3C6

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@lovetwoloveme:  your welcome! Make sure she looks at the report and examines the stone outside in natural light. The lights in the shop can be misleading 😊. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@vestedbee:  agree! Stats aren’t always the be all and end all. It ultimately comes down to personality in the stone and what you see with your own eyes ☺️

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