Buying Examples

These are examples from an actual buying situation. The diamonds were from a well known ‘brand’ and all had excellent GIA symmetry.
Rejected – slightly too much leakage
They show some white leakage areas just inside the table.
Reject 1 Reject 3
Partial leakage through the table is not as bad as it seems. The ideal-scope is very harsh on partial leakage; although it looks like about 50% leakage, the palest areas leak less than 25%.
OK 1 Ok 2 Ok 3
Good buys
The small bits of leakage near the edges add contrast; all very fine diamonds. The third stone was only graded GIA ‘Good’ for symmetry, but it looks exceptional to the human eye
Definite 1 Definite 2 Definite 3
Rejected for poor symmetry
Poor 1 Poor 2