Getting a proper independent appraisal for a diamond from a gemological laboratory to establish the diamonds qualities is very important. As I stated before, merchant recognition is the name of the game in the jewelry business, at least in the high-end jewelry business, and they are priced in such a way that is very clear that you are indeed paying for that name as well. Even some basic simple silver items run two or three times more than their retail value in any other local jewelry store, but once again it's that Tiffany name that really catches the eye and for that he must pay up.
Explanation of Cut, Color and Clarity of This Diamond
Cut Quality Ideal cut refers to the angles and proportions of a diamond that satisfy very precise mathematical formulas. The result is that the the ideal cut diamond internally reflects most light from one mirror-like facet to another and disperse and reflect it through the top of the stone. This results in a display of brilliance and fire, thereby placing ideal-cut diamonds higher on the quality pyramid than deep or shallow-cut diamonds.
Color F color diamonds are close to colorless. F color grade is rare and only surpassed by colors D and E. The naked eye will not detect any presence of color. For perfectionists, look for diamonds with low fluorescence.
Clarity Diamonds of VS1 clarity are very slightly included grade one. VS1 diamonds with tiny inclusions that are difficult to locate. Only a trained eye looking through a 10X loupe can pinpoint the inclusions in this category. The inclusions are nearly impossible to see with the naked eye. Excellent buy by all means.