Thursday, October 18, 2012

VS1 Diamond Clarity Grade guide

The Diamond Clarity Basics
Diamonds are considered as the most expensive and valuable gems nowadays. Their quality depends on how clear and pure are they. Diamond clarity is one of the four important parameters which have been used to check and assess its quality.

The Diamond Clarity Grading
The diamond clarity grading system has a chart that distinctively identifies the clarity qualities of diamonds. The chart has different grading grades that can be used to grade each diamond. Diamonds having the most flawless characteristics (or having no inclusions and/or blemishes seen at all) are the most rare and expensive.

The VS1 Diamond Clarity
The VS1 (Very Slightly Included 1) diamond clarity grade is one of the grades in the clarity chart which describes diamonds having small inclusions seen using a ten times (10x) magnification and no inclusions seen at all through naked eye.

VS1 diamonds are considered a right choice for shoppers who need to buy diamonds with good clarity grade or at least no flaws may be seen at all. Its price totally not too expensive compared to those higher clarity grades such as FL, IF, and VVS diamonds.

The VS1 Diamond Certifications
There are many gem laboratories that give standard checking for diamonds. Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and American Gem Society (AGS) are the most accurate and efficient diamond clarity graders. These two laboratories are widely and commercially known as diamond experts.

VS1 Diamond Buying Guide
It is advisable to check equivalent diamond clarity certifications. Certified diamonds authenticate its quality and value. When buying online, make sure that the website is displaying actual pictures of diamonds as well as its magnified pictures (20x-40x) to see the real image of the diamond. When at the store, ask to check the diamonds personally with 10x magnifying loupe.

VS1 diamonds have small inclusions and that is why checking with the use of magnification could ease the problem of confusion whether it is really a VS1 grade equivalent or not.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Diamond Clarity 101

Diamond Clarity 101

Diamonds are considered as the most expensive gems nowadays. It has more brilliance, higher value, and very durable as it become useful both in industries and jewelry. Diamonds are graded according to the standard four c’s; Carat, Clarity, Color, and Cut, to identify the quality and authenticity.

The diamond clarity is checked according to its internal and external characteristics known as inclusions and blemishes. Impurities, tiny minerals, and scratches are some the imperfections of the diamond clarity.Diamonds having the clearest characteristicsis are very rare.

The chart, as part of the diamond clarity grading, has been created by Gemological Institute of America (GIA). It is a great help to diamond graders to distinctively identify the clarity of each diamond pertaining to how visible the inclusions and blemishes are.

In GIA’s chart, there are different grading gradings:
1.      FL (Flawless) and IF (Internally Flawless)
Diamonds under this grade are extremely rare. FL grade means that it is completely flawless while the IF grade has only blemishes seen under a 10x magnification.
2.      VVS(Very, Very Slightly Included)
The VVS grade has two divisions: VVS1 and VVS2. Both grades distinguish very hard to see inclusions either on the upper or lower part of the diamond.
3.      VS (Very Slightly Included)
Diamonds has minor inclusions seen under a 10x magnification and classified into two: VS1 and VS2. Normally, VS1 graded diamonds has very hard to see inclusions.
4.      SI (Slightly Included)
A grade of a diamond wherein inclusions are very noticeable when seen under a 10x magnification. It can be in two forms; SI1 and SI2.
5.      I (Included)
Those are the diamonds that its inclusions are clearly visible.

Diamonds with perfect clarity (no imperfections seen in a 10x magnification) gets the higher price value but not often sold due to their price. Diamonds with most visible inclusions and blemishes graded as common stones.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

VS2 Clarity Diamond pricing

This type of clarity diamonds contain small inclusions that can be seen only by looking at the diamond with the use of a 10x magnifying loupe.  VS2 clarity diamonds can be located in various positions in the stone and can be light or dark, but they are invisible to the “naked eye”. These are visually clean and flawless diamonds that are cheaper that the VS1 clarity diamonds. However, there is actually no visible difference between the two so VS1 will be higher in clarity while VS2 gives you the option of a lower price.
VS2 Pricing
There is no perfect diamond that is why they have their own quality and uniqueness. No matter how flawless a diamond could be, there will still be flaws and inclusions in it, you should just need to put it under a closer magnification.
Pricing of these diamonds will be based on how easily their inclusions are seen and VS2 clarity diamonds are said to be more expensive that those SI diamonds. Remember that the clearer the diamonds are, the more money they will make.
You should always make it a point to ask the sales person in you are interested in buying a diamond, if you can use their tools to look at the diamond you are interested to buy for you to have a closer look on the visible flaws of the diamond.
You can also buy a diamond over the internet but you have t

Thursday, December 22, 2011

SI1 diamond Quality

The best diamonds that consumers would appreciate if they had an eye for clarity are SI1 clarity diamonds. However, they should be willing to recognize that SI1 clarity diamonds are not actually the highest clarity grade there is but their flaws are generally invisible to the naked eye. Additionally, these diamonds’ price point is excellent and allows diamonds to have nicer cut and color than the higher clarity diamonds.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

How to buy the best SI2 clarity diamond?

SI2 clarity grading
SI2clarity grading is the eight one in the clarity grading order. It stands for Small Inclusions (second after SI1) that are slightly visible to the natural eye without using a magnifying loupe. SI2 clarity carry with a promise that most shoppers do not know about: many of them just look great and if chosen well they look flawless to the eye.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

James Allen Diamonds Reviews

Some reviews on James Aleen that you may want to read:
  • James Allen Reviews This review explains the advantages you get when buying diamonds online, and James Allen store special advantages (Free shipping, return policy, upgrade options, warranty and more)
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  • James Allen Diamonds Review: advantage over their competitors, steps when buying diamonds online.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

James Allen Diamonds Review

James Allen Diamonds Review

Buying diamonds at James Allen diamonds
Shopping for a diamond or engagement ring these days can be a confusing task. You have so many places where you can purchase a diamond: Chain stores, local stores, online and many sorts of diamond dealers.

What is the best way to buy a diamond?

The answer is individual for every person. If you are a person who wants to know your vendor and like buying with your eyes, you should go to a local store. If you care more about good prices, larger inventory and shopping convenience you should buy a diamond online.

If you decide buying online I would recommend checking James Allen diamonds. is presenting the most important advantage when shopping for a diamond online: the ability to see a real picture of every diamond.
This feature will assist you to avoid the most recurring issue of buying a diamond online – The inability to view a diamond you want to buy.
If you have a chance to read online diamonds reviews you would find many shoppers that were disappointed once opening the diamond box when arrived.