Comparing a one carat diamond to a one carat emerald and a one carat ruby easily illustrate this point. In an event where kids are involved, one can sell glow stick necklaces and earn a big turnaround. Glow stick necklaces have a shelf life of one to four years if the wrapper is not damaged.
Explanation of Cut, Color and Clarity of This Diamond
Cut Quality The ideal cut diamond is a very precise mathematical equation, where diamond proportions and angles are cut to optimize the diamond's superlative optical properties, in particular it's high refractive index and color dispersion, to create a diamond of unequaled beauty with perfect balance of brilliance and fire. In layman's terms, the diamond is cut to make it the most beautiful diamond so it retains its intrinsic value.
Color Diamonds of I color are right in the middle of near colorless category. Experienced eye should be able to notice the presence of color. When mounted, I color diamonds will appear colorless to the most people representing great balance between price and perfection.
Clarity Diamonds of VS2 clarity have very small inclusions grade two. Inclusions VS2 diamonds are somewhat easy for a skilled grader to locate under 10x magnification. Diamonds that are graded VS in clarity are still very impressive looking diamonds under a microscope. Of course nothing is visible at all to the human eye. Such diamonds have a great balance between good clarity and exceptional price.