Sunday, October 4, 2009

Loose Diamond Grading Part 2

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To find a diamond without any flaws heightens the value of the stone. To determine the clarity of a stone, skilled Loose diamond graders view the Loose Diamond under 10-power magnification to view the gem up close and personal and make note of any surface flaws they find. The goal when purchasing a Loose diamond is to look for the highest clarity possible, because the fewer blemishes there are the more brilliant the Loose Diamond will be. A lot of inclusions will interfere with light passing through the diamond, thereby dulling its brilliance.

When grading for clarity, Loose Diamonds are rated from “completely flawless” to “noticeably imperfect.” A diamond that’s completely flawless is a rarity and significantly increases the value of the gem. When looking for a Loose Diamonds to purchase, keep in mind that the clarity will affect the radiance and sparkle of the stone. Lower clarities means a duller stone, while a higher clarity means the stone reflects light very well, thus enhancing the overall sparkle and brilliance of the diamond.