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Explanation of Cut, Color and Clarity of This Diamond
Cut Quality Diamonds with poor cut proportions appear may look lifeless and dull. Usually these diamonds are made that way to preserve most carat weight. Poor cut includes all diamonds that do not meet the proportion standards of a fair cut. Customers on a limited budget may find such diamonds attractive.
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 Diamonds of SI2 clarity are grade two slightly included. Depending on the location, SI2 inclusions in these diamonds may be perceptible to the naked eye. Good color SI2 clarity diamonds are an attractive choice when working within a fixed budget without sacrificing beauty or value. These diamonds balance good clarity with exceptional price.