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

posted 2 weeks ago in Rings
Post # 19
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

If she has the specs, she can plug it into the Holloway cut advisor and check it out. Also it depends on her preferences. She could get an amazingly well cut diamond that sparkles like mad at a darker color or lower clarity. I personally love diamonds with warmth to it with really good clarity and a great cut. If she’s looking for a diamond she can also check out YouTube videos by good old gold to learn more stuff. 

Post # 20
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2021 - Chicago, IL

My diamond is an heirloom and is a “good” cut, so much “poorer” on the scale. I personally love it and it’s not cookie cutter like the millions of other indistinguishable diamonds out there. I love my diamond and wouldn’t trade it for anything. Cut isn’t everything. 

Post # 21
478 posts
Helper bee

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@danzie89:  So great that you are happy with your diamond!  Heirloom diamonds are very special and I’m quite fond of old mine and old euorpean cuts, which are not cut to today’s standard of ideal or excellent.  My orignal e-ring diamond is also a GIA “good” cut.  We didn’t know much about cut grades back then and assumed “good” was good and we got engaged on a whim with limited diamond options available.  But I love that diamond so much that when we decided to upgrade, instead of trading it I wear it daily as stud earring.  Of course, cut is not the most important factor to everyone.  However, OP specifically asked if the diamond in question appeared to be ideal/excellent cut based on the photos alone and I think all the answers were very polite and helpful.  No one was knocking less than ideal/excellent cut diamonds. 

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