A detailed look at various diamond clarity characteristics is included in the ultimate guide.
If you are buying a diamond based on its clarity on the diamond report, you might be missing out on some important details.
It is one of the 4Cs of Diamond which is used to evaluate the beauty and value of diamonds.
If you have a large budget but love collecting beautiful diamonds, then you should consider buying a diamond that has the clarity level of VVS1, but for those of you with a limited budget.
I recommend you read the article about the facts you should know about clarity diamonds if you are a person who likes to look for real diamonds.
As many of you know, that is just the beginning.Even though different levels of clarity will affect the price of a diamond, it doesn't mean that the same clarity diamond will have the exact same price.
The story and source of the diamond will be told by the details under theClarity topic.This isn't mentioned often.In this article, I will show you the different types of clarity characteristics and comments.The beauty and value of the diamonds you wear will be affected by these details.
There are external flaws and internal flaws in diamonds.There are flaws in the diamond report.They are the type of flaws that a diamond has.
Diamonds with clarity levels of "Internally Flawless" or "IF" are diamonds that have no visible flaws.These diamonds are popular with the "purists" who have high budgets because they make up only 2.5% of the population of diamonds.The price of these diamonds has gone up a lot because of their rarity.
Less flaws on the diamond are more valuable if the clarity level is higher.
Unless the flaws directly affect the beauty of the diamond itself, higher clarity diamonds won't have better brilliance.
A real and natural diamond gains its charm from the types of flaws it has.
The flaws of diamonds are hidden because they are formed under the deep surface of the Earth.Other than natural factors, humans also play an important part in the process of mining and cutting diamonds.The beauty of each diamond gem will be affected by this factor.
No diamonds on Earth will be the same as each diamond has its own unique characteristics and story.The flaws of a diamond allow us to distinguish it easily and precisely.
If we were to choose between two diamonds, we wouldn't know if they were equally beautiful.Each diamond has its own flaws and details.
Buying diamonds based on a diamond report without seeing the real diamond is like crossing the street with your eyes closed.It's risky and you won't know what the flaws look like or how they affect the beauty of your diamond.
Gemologists can mark all the locations and types of flaws with the help of the clarity characteristics analyzed in the diamond quality assessment process.
Because the methods of marking a diamond's flaws differ from institution to institution, I beg your pardon as I will be mainly the symbols used on the diamond reports as they are the most trustworthy and most commonly seen.
The locations of a diamond's flaws will only appear in the larger diamond certifications which are used for diamonds of 1 carats or higher.Smaller diamonds will not have a location stated on the certification.The only way to inspect a diamond is in person.
The picture shows that both internal and external flaws are stated in green and red ink, respectively.
If you see this diagram for the first time, don't be alarmed, some details might seem hard to comprehend for a beginner diamond collector.I wrote this article to explain each symbol and type to you in detail.
The 11 most commonly seen flaws will be covered in this section.I tend to rely on both the certification and the inspection of the real diamond every time I buy a diamond.
The shape of a beard is similar to a string of hair, it is formed during the process of cutting a diamond by placing 2 diamonds onto different spinning axles and having them grind each other into a ball.Bearding is an acceptable flaw for me because it doesn't affect the face of the diamond.
During the cutting of a diamond, there is an opening.It is caused by the diamond cutter trying to remove a flaw in a piece of jewelry.This could be compared to leaving a hole in a body of water.If a diamond has a large cavity, there could be stains in it that cause it to become permanently black.I might consider this type of flaw on a case-by-case basis if the diamond has higher clarity levels.
A chip is a part of a diamond that fell off and can be found in the rim or the bottom of the diamond.The main causes of a chip are from carelessness with a diamond, or a mistake of an inexperienced diamond Setter.The weight of the diamond will be affected by this.This type of flaw is found in secondhand diamonds or diamonds that are taken to issue a certificate after a long time of wear.
This is a commonly found flaw and a terminology used in extensive context.The clumping of a crystal is referred to as it.It is normal for the cloud to be scattered in small groups on different points.If the clouds are too prevalent, it can affect the brilliance of a diamond by making it look cloudy and unreflective to light.This type of diamond is called "Milky" by industry insiders.The diamonds will lose a lot of value.
Natural minerals are found inside diamonds.It warrants caution, but it is common.There are various forms of crystals such as diamond parts within the diamond, black,carbon parts, andgarnet parts.The diamond report does not state these details, so a physical inspection is required.The diamond's value is black and green because of the types of crystal.If we see a report of beautiful diamonds at such attractive prices, we should not be surprised.A free black crystal is included in a diamond with a D-color grade and a clarity level of VS2.Not good.If you have a diamond with crystals, you should look at the color and location of the crystals.
A feather is a small crack in a diamond.It depends on the angle we view the diamond at.The feather may be translucent in some angles, but it can be seen as a crack in the light.The closer the diamond is to the edge, the greater the risk of it having undesirable colors mixed inside.I view feathers in diamond certifications on a case-by-case basis.I will try to avoid diamonds that have feathers near the edge because when used over time, the diamond's chance to break will gradually increase.
This type of flaw is caused by abnormal growth of the crystals within the diamond, it can come in a variety of forms.If there are too many of this, it could cause your diamond to look wrinkled like an unironed piece of clothing and possibly cause it to be confused.Grainings on the bottom part of the diamond are considered good luck.We will have to look at the diamond again to see what type of graining it is and how much it affects it.
As a result of the diamond's cutter decision not to scrub it off, this is a dent that occurs under the surface of a diamond.It can be found on the edges of a diamond.At a closer look, we will be able to see a clear difference between the two.If your diamond has a small natural in the edges, don't worry because we can bring it to a skilled diamond Setter and he will know to hide that section as well as to protect the diamond.
The flaw appears to be a long and thin sewing needle.The beauty of the diamond could be affected if the needles appear in a cluster.If your diamond has a small diamond that doesn't show up on the table, it's still acceptable.
A small point within a diamond can be black or white.If there are more than 3 points in the same location, it will be referred to as a cloud.Minor flaws that don't affect the beauty of a diamond are called pinpoints.
The result of abnormal crystal growth is a diamond.It is similar to a tree's roots.The twisting of the diamond causes twinning on fancy diamond shapes such as the Pear Shape, Heart Shape and Triangle shape.It can be found in other shapes of diamonds.Twinning is a combination of different things such as feathers, crystals, and clouds.It is found in diamonds with lower clarity levels.
Most of the time, when we see comments on a diamond certification that says "Not shown", it means that the flaws are minor or not significant enough to be included in the diagram.Instead, it will be collected as scores and used in the section.
There are 5 types of clarity characteristics that are not shown.If you find these comments on your diamond report, you should not be concerned.
1.Is a diamond that has an insignificant amount of clouds or pinpoints, it is so insignificant that it does not affect the diamond in any way.
2.There is a slight natural roughness on the surface created during the forming process of the diamond.It is difficult to see even when using a magnification device.
3.Internal Graining is not the same as surface graining, but it is inside the diamond.Depending on the angle in which the diamond is viewed and the quality of the lighting, it can be seen.
4.Minor details of Polish are not shown.It doesn't affect the beauty of a diamond at all, it's the only point that distinguishes diamond from diamond.
5.Twinning Wisps are not usually found in SI clarity level diamonds, they are caused by the crystals changing growth direction during the forming process.
If you've read the article up to this point, you can see why it's not enough to make a decision.
You can see the seriousness of the flaw if you look deeper into the clarity characteristics of your diamond.The comments should be used as the second stage of an examination to fully understand the story of the diamond.
The question of whether the flaw will affect the beauty of the diamond is quite subjective.Some people might have a mole on their mouth or nose, while others might prefer the second person.It all depends on you.
To ensure that you will receive a beautiful diamond that is worth the trust that every single one of our customers has placed on us, we should carefully select each diamond.
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Last updated on 25/11/2018 by Above Diamond.