Questions and answers

What are polish minor details?

What are polish minor details?

While “minor details of polish” may or may not actually be present, the presence of the phrase provides the GIA with protection in the event that they overlooked something (obviously minor).”

What does minor details of polish mean on a diamond?

Detection usually depends on the viewing angles and lighting conditions. Minor details of polish are not shown – A typical remark found in the Internally Flawless grade, this is a non-issue and serves to differentiate a flawless from an internally flawless diamond.

What does polish mean on a diamond?

Polish refers to the degree of smoothness of each facet of a diamond as measured by a gemologist. When a diamond is cut and polished, microscopic surface defects may be created by the polishing wheel as it drags tiny dislodged crystals across the diamond’s surface. No polish defects visible at 10x magnification.

What is GIA clarity?

The GIA Clarity Scale contains 11 grades, with most diamonds falling into the VS (very slightly included) or SI (slightly included) categories. In determining a clarity grade, the GIA system considers the size, nature, position, color or relief, and quantity of clarity characteristics visible under 10× magnification.

Is if better than VVS1?

On the Diamond Clarity scale, VVS1 diamonds are a grade higher than VVS2 diamonds and a grade lower than internally flawless (IF) diamonds. VVS2 diamonds are more included than VVS1 diamonds and usually cost slightly less.

Is if clarity good?

An IF (Internally flawless) diamond like this one has no visible internal inclusions but might have slight blemishes on the stone’s surface. IF diamonds fall right below Flawless diamonds on the GIA Clarity scale. They’re extremely rare, just like flawless diamonds, and represent less than 1% of all diamonds.

Do Diamonds lose their sparkle?

Known to be the toughest natural substance on the Earth, diamonds can cut any rock or metal; yet only a diamond can cut another diamond. Despite its ruggedness, diamond can lose its sparkle with oil or dust deposited on it.

Why do gemologists use diamonds to polish diamonds?

Gemologists, once again, examine the stone under 10x magnification in order to rank a diamond’s polish, looking for remnants of imperfections the cutter may have left behind. While inclusions occur naturally as the diamond forms, polish marks are the result of human error.

How much is a 1 carat VVS1 diamond?

VVS1 Diamond Price The average price of a round 1 Carat VVS1 diamond with an H-I color is $5,500. For example, this 1 carat round cut with VVS1 clarity and H color costs $6,543, while this 1 carat round VVS1 with I color is priced at $5,523.