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There is always a lot to consider when you start your hunt for a diamond engagement ring. Not only do you have to think about which reputable jeweller you’ll buy it from, but also your budget and the features of the diamond.
If there’s one thing you also don’t want to avoid considering during the decision-making process, it’s diamond clarity. We’ve included some helpful information on what this might mean for you.
In general terms, blemishes are flaws. For example, if you purchased a new handbag and it had an imperfection in the material, you might take it back and swap it for another.
Regarding diamond clarity, though, blemishes and inclusions aren’t flaws at all. Diamond blemishes exist during the formation process of the diamond, through the structure of the crystal, or while it’s being cut, polished, and set. Blemishes can even occur during wear and can be in the diamond or extending from the surface.
Ask any gemologist, and they will tell you that these blemishes aren’t flaws. Instead, they are identification tools that you can use to tell synthetic and natural diamonds apart. They can also act similarly to a fingerprint to make each diamond unique.
Diamond education can be essential when you start your hunt for the perfect diamond. The more you know, the more you can understand the diamond clarity scale and how each diamond gets its clarity rating. You can then make your purchasing decision with far more confidence.
Diamond clarity was developed in the 1950s by the GIA based on inclusions and blemishes identified by trained graders at 10x magnification.
For all natural diamonds, there are 11 grades to determine differences between them. We’ve included what these are below.
If you have been hunting for the perfect diamond engagement ring for a while, you may want to spend some time thinking about what contributes to a diamond’s clarity. There are four primary considerations, such as size, number, location, and nature.
Whether you’re shopping for wedding rings or diamond rings online, it’s essential to shop with reputable jewellers that offer a GIA Diamond Grading Report and GIA Diamond Origin Report. If your diamond is above one carat, these reports come with plotting diagrams that map any blemishes and inclusions on a diamond. These reports also allow for accurate identification of a diamond.
If you are unsure whether diamonds you have purchased in the past have authentic reports, you can run them through an analysis and grading report check. This checker tool confirms the information in your report matches what is in the GIA report database.
There can be more to finding the perfect diamond ring than just price and setting alone. The more you learn about clarity and other diamond features, the easier you will be able to make an informed choice.
If you’re not sure how to find the perfect diamond for your custom engagement ring, visit diamonds.co.nz today.
When you purchase diamond jewellery with diamonds.co.nz you’ll receive a complimentary retail valuation.
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