Classifications of diamonds. Classification Flawless and Internally Flawless F1 & FL Description Flawless is the highest grade.

These diamonds contain no detectable flaws when viewed with a microscope at 10x magnification. Internally flawless diamonds contain no visible internal flaws when viewed with a microscope at 10x magnification, but have minor surface blemishes. The classification is divided into 2 categories. They contain minute inclusions often only seen by experienced graders under a microscope at 10x magnification. Again, this category is divided into 2 categories. They contain slight imperfections which are still difficult to detect under a microscope. Also divided into 2 categories. These diamonds contain slight imperfections that can be seen under a microscope at 10x magnification. This category is divided into 3 classes, with increasing number indicating flaws that are more obvious, with some being visible to the naked eye.

Very Very Slightly Included VVS1 & VVS2 Very Slightly Included VS1 & VS2 Slightly Included SI1 & SI2 Included I1, I2 & I3

Some common cuts of diamond include:       Round Princess Oval Marquise Emerald Heart

Diamond Color Grading
Colorless diamonds & diamonds that are yellow or yellowish brown are grouped into different categories. This type of grading does not apply to fancy colored diamonds as they have their own color grading standards.

usually yellow. Tint can be seen with the naked eye S-T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z Tinted.D-E-F Colorless G-H-I-J Nearly colorless K-L-M Faintly tinted. Tint will be visible to the naked eye Color D E F Clarity FL IF G VVS1 H VVS2 I J VS1 K VS2 L M SI1 NOPQRSTUVWXYZ SI2 SI3 I1 I2 I3 .brownish. usually yellow . usually yellow N-O-P-Q-R Lightly tinted.

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