While diamonds are very durable, they can break or chip. You can typically distinguish sterling silver by a 925 mark found on the jewelry. This is common on manufactured pieces, but may not be present on artisan jewelry.
Explanation of Cut, Color and Clarity of This Diamond
Cut Quality Diamonds of fair cut quality are still quite attractive, but they may not be as brilliant as the top 3 grades. Fair cut diamonds are proportioned to yield more carat weight from the diamond rough. Such diamonds may be attractive to budget-conscious customers.
Color Color grade I is in the middle of the near colorless category. Typically a trained professional will be able to discern the presence of color. Some people prefer warmer colors like I. When I color diamond is set in yellow gold jewelry used with yellow gold bezel, the diamond will appear as gorgeous as any of the higher graded stones.
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.