However, other factors such as cut, color, and clarity come into play as well in determining a diamond's value. Also make sure that the jewelry being used is of 14 or 18 carat gold, titanium, surgical steel or niobium as jewelry made of brass plate and nickel alloys can trigger a skin allergy. The Black Pearl may have been a ship in a movie but the black pearls in a black pearl necklace come from the South pacific islands and are often called South Sea Pearls or Tahitian Pearls.
Explanation of Cut, Color and Clarity of This Diamond
Cut Quality Diamonds of premium cut are almost as good as ideal. While nature determines the color and clarity of a stone, diamond cut is dependent solely upon the skill of the cutter. Premium cut diamonds may be close to the ideal cut proportions and look just identical. Most people cannot distinguish between the two. However, there is a slight difference in quality and reduction in price over ideal cut diamonds.
Color Slight presence of color may be detected in F color graded diamonds by an expert gemologist. The diamonds of this grade are considered colorless. Great choice for the purist. Look for a fluorescence rating of faint, inert, none, or negligible.
Clarity VS2 Clarity diamonds are very slightly included grade two. VS2 diamonds have minor inclusions that are visible at 10x magnification. They are less expensive than the VS1 clarity grade because they exhibit slightly more inclusions. VS2 clarity diamonds make excellent choices for jewelry because the naked eye will not be able to detect any inclusions.