Sorry, but we’re not talking about cutting for jewelry, we’re taking about a competition which tests the skills of the cutter. It’s for those who are interested in trophies and titles. Precision sizing, precise meetpoints on complex designs, and superb polish are the name of the game. Jewelers are satisfied with stones which wouldn’t do well in the Novice competition.
In a figure skating competition, it’s not enough to get from one end of the rink to the other without falling down.