But this summer, the first wave of gem-quality manufactured diamonds began to hit the market. As with any antique only an appraiser can authenticate the age of antique engagement rings and the buyer should beware of contemporary merchandise which may have been misrepresented and only has vintage styling. While still valuable in terms of metals and gemstones these vintage styled pieces may not have the same values as the antique engagement ring.
Explanation of Cut, Color and Clarity of This Diamond
Cut Quality We determine the cut quality based on simplified formulas that take into account diamond's depth, table and proportions. If some of this information is not available we are unable to estimate the quality of the diamond's cut.
Color When mounted, G color grade diamonds will appear colorless except to the trained eye. G color may be noticeable when compared to diamonds of better grades. Diamonds of G color grade offer excellent value. For an excellent value in a diamond with no noticeable color to the unaided eye, G color diamond is the right choice.
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.