Helium Polish

The Helium Polish diamond scanner is a modern device for cutting factories, laboratories and dealers. When a diamond is scanned with Helium an accurate 3D-model is constructed for the angle of inclination and the azimuth. This 3D model allows accurate visualization and realistic images to be produced that can show small distortions of symmetry and to use the output with various systems of appraisal. The program creates user-defined reports including that you can make with whichever selection you choose from the information in the detailed Helium report.

Existing scanners measure facet angles using a silhouette approach. But a facet has more than just an inclination, to properly describe it, we also need to know its orientation - what we call its azimuth. The Helium 3D-model also includes such elements as additional facets.


Further information:


What Is New?

July 5, 2017 - Helium Polish, report.dll version, BrilRecon.dll version, report templates dd 05.04.2017.

  • Model building
    • Algorithm for building girdle for Octagon cut is improved.
  • Reports
    • Corrected mass in reports
    • Lower Facet Length for Cushion
    • Crown Main Width and Crown Main Length facets for Cushion
    • Pavilion Wing Facets
    • Facet type detection for Round Fancies
    • Girdle internal angle for Step Cut
    • Pavilion and crown facets type recognition on RBC
    • Radiant and square radiant facet height
  • Bug Fixes

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Main Features

There are two core distinctions between the Helium scanner and other scanner models:

1. Нelium scanner determines with high accuracy both the inclination of a facet and its azimuth. 

2. Нelium 3D model reveals major and minor symmetry features.

Photo of the diamond Helium model with the photo Photo of the diamond Helium model with the photo
Photo of the diamond Helium model with the photo Photo of the diamond Helium model with the photo


Open 3D model* of the scanned diamond with major and minor symmetry features.

3D model of round brilliant created by Helium polish is enough to estimate optic and minor symmetry quality. You can export 3D model to DiamCalc software and explore it. DiamCalc allows creating photoreal image of Helium Polish 3D model.

The system scanns different distortions, for example girdles with a conical shape, and calculating parameters more correct than manual measurements.

Very detailed reports display most of physical features of the polished diamond, including "Minimum Inscribed Circle - MIC", Error in radial roundness, Kozibe, Fish eye angle, Spread, Out of shape, Inclination + Azimuth angle of all the halves, Crown and Pavilion painting type and many other.

View all parameters and illustrations obtained by Helium Polish in the report:

MS Word Full report for polished brilliant (0,37 ct)

Helium Polish creates model of diamonds with any cutting by DLL and ASCII files.



HP+ 5.5
HP+ 11

HP+ 22.5

HP+ 45

Field of view

3.56 x 5.67mm 7.12 x 11.34mm 14.2 x 22.6mm 28.4 x 45.2mm

Polish size

1.0 - 5.5mm

2.3 - 11.0mm

4.5 – 22.5mm

9.0 – 45mm

3D-model accuracy

2.9 microns

5.9 microns

11.7 microns

23.4 microns

Projected RBC range

0.004 to 0.60ct

0.05 to 4.80ct

0.35 to 38ct

3.00 to 330ct

Projected Marquise Range

0.01 to 0.16ct

0.09 to 1.30ct

0.60 to 10.7ct

5.00 to 86ct

Diamond types

Any Cuts

ReCut option


Soft HTML5 Report

Very advanced interactive 3D report (i3D report)

Print reports

Available, very detailed + user-defined

Custom report


Asymmetric Smart Recut Option
based on GIA Facetware + MyGIA


GIA Facetware based
Grade estimation

Optional - Cut as well as Symmetry

Mfg. Warranty

24 months

Service Warranty

12 months

  HP+ 5.5 HP+ 11 HP+ 22.5 HP+ 45
Lens 2x 1x 0.5x 0.25x
CMOS camera 1/1.2" - 1936x1216
Weight 13 kg 19 kg 25 kg 25 kg
L x W x H
62cm x 16cm x 21cm 72cm x 16cm x 21cm 92cm x 16cm x 21cm 92cm x 16cm x 21cm
Operating Systems Windows 10 Professional - 64bit
Power consumption 220V 50Hz 300W
Computer requirements View PDF
Helium Polish Reports

Illustrated report for cushion

Helium Polish software allows creating and customizing reports for round brilliant, marquise, oval, pear, princess, step cuts, cushion, radiants and any cuts for polished and semipolished diamonds. More examples of reports:

Helium Polish Illustrated reports (one page reports)

Processing Time for Diamonds
Method (precision) Quantity of contours Time of scan mode, sec Time of build mode, sec* Total time, sec
Quick 100 5 3 8
Optimum 200 10 4 14
Accuracy 400 20 6 26
Hi accuracy 800 40 10 50

*Time of work is measured by the diamonds: symmetrical RBC 0.55 ct or asymmetrical RBC 0.37 ct. Time of build mode depends on quantity of dust on the stone surface and mass and cutting form of stones, it can change from time to time within the limits of 5 sec. Time is measured on Helium Polish system HP 8.5 and computer AMD Dual Core 2.4GHz, 2Gb RAM or Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 2.13Ghz, 4Gb RAM.