You ve been given grandma's heirloom diamond pendants. Commonly found in jewelry and department stores are imitation pearls that are usually made from beads, glass, or shells with coating of lacquer or ground fish scales to adopt the luster and color of real or natural pearls, although they can also be artificially colored. How to Differentiate Natural and Cultured from Imitation Pearl Earrings First-time buyers may not be able to tell the difference between natural, cultured, or imitation pearls, but an expert can spot the difference in just a glance.
Explanation of Cut, Color and Clarity of This Diamond
Cut Quality Good cut diamonds reflects most light that enters the diamond, but not as must as a premium cuts. They are less expensive than the premium-cut. Roughly 25% of diamonds are good-cut based on cut quality. This grade represents an excellent balance between quality and price.
Color Diamonds of E color are virtually colorless. Only less than 0.7% of natural diamonds have this color. Diamonds of this color grade will appear colorless even when observed face down against a flat white background.
Clarity Diamonds of VVS2 clarity are very, very slightly included grade two. In diamonds of VVS2 clarity the inclusions are still considered minute but perhaps a few more pinpoints than are in VVS1 grade stones. Any VVS clarity be it a VVS1 or VVS2 are immaculate under the microscope. VVS2 clarity diamonds appear unblemished to the naked eye.