Valuers generally do not have access to the sophisticated equipment required to grade a diamond with the accuracy of a real grading laboratory. Another requirement for quality coral jewelry is that the coloring is even and the surface is not scratched or pocked with cavities. Since corals are a relatively soft gemstone, coral jewelry needs special care in order to preserve its beauty.
Explanation of Cut, Color and Clarity of This Diamond
Cut Quality Diamonds with good cut still have very good proportions and will reflect large percentage of incoming light. Good cut diamonds still have excellent brilliance and fire. This grade represents an excellent balance between quality and price.
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 VS1 clarity diamonds are very slightly included grade one. VS1 diamonds are less expensive than the VVS1 or VVS2 grades and present an excellent value. They have minor inclusions that are bigger and more noticeable than in higher clarity grades, but they are only visible at 10x magnification. To the naked eye, these diamonds will appear unblemished.