Popular shapes in colored gems Colored gems can be found in any of the shapes described for diamonds. For example, sapphires that have rutile (titanium dioxide) crystals can be treated by heating and then being cooled rapidly. Most yellow sapphires have been treated in this manner.
Explanation of Cut, Color and Clarity of This Diamond
Cut Quality Diamonds cut to ideal proportions are made to reflect the most amount of light. High percentage of diamond weight is lost in the process of shaping and polishing the diamond. Such diamonds are perceived as most brilliant and fiery, thus making this the most desirable cut. Because in making ideally cut diamonds more diamond material is sacrificed for the sake of appearance, they are usually more expansive.
Color Diamonds of H color are almost colorless. H color is the second best grade of in near colorless category. To see the presence of color one would place such diamonds against flat white background. Some presence of either yellow, brown or gray tint should be noticeable.
Clarity Typically VS2 diamonds have minuscule inclusions. Inclusions in VS2 clarity grade should be mainly light-colored and completely invisible to the naked eye. Very small dark inclusions are allowable under the girdle when view under 10x magnification. Diamonds in VS2 category are great choice for people looking to balance high clarity and affordable price.