Diamond Colour and Clarity
Clarity - What it means to you
Because diamonds are formed deep within the earth, under extreme heat and pressure; virtually all diamonds contain "birthmarks"; small imperfections inside the diamond (called inclusions), or on its surface (called blemishes). Clarity refers to the degree to which these imperfections are present.
SI - No visible inclusions looking at arms length
VS - No visible inclusions looking up close
VVS - No visible inclusions through a jewellers loupe which is 10 x magnification
IF - No visible inclusions through a microscope
A Diamond with an excellent cut will exhibit maximum fire, brillance and scintillation - this is exactly what you are looking for in a beautiful diamond!
POLISH (degree of smoothness of each facet of the diamond)
SYMMETRY (How precisely the various facets of a diamond align and intersect)
PROPORTION (Specific parameters such as the angles to which it is cut and the exact length of different facets)
OVERALL RATING (The overall cut grade is determined by these three factors)
Excellent / Very Good / Good / Fair / Poor
Diamonds are sold by the carat (ct.), which is actually a unit of weight. A carat is equal to exactly 0.2 grams. The higher the carat weight of a diamond, the more rare and valuable the stone. Fewer than one in a million rough stones are large enough to produce a polished one carat diamond.
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