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Finer Diamonds

Welcome!I am a diamond and fine jewelry wholesaler that buys & sells anything that is yellow gold, white gold, platinum, and/or sterling silver. Diamonds are my specialty! Any shape or size diamond engagement ring, earrings, or pendant you want, I have it.Gemstones too! Vintage, estate, & new items!

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 What are Diamond Inclusions? Diamond inclusions are characteristics that occur inside a stone. They are usually called flaws, because their presence means the diamond is not perfect. Some inclusions affect a diamond's clarity, making it less brilliant because they interfere with light as it passes through the stone. There are few perfect diamonds, and the ones that are perfect are quite expensive, so the diamonds we buy all have varying amounts of internal and external flaws. Most jewelers will tell you not to worry about diamond inclusions if they do not affect the stone's strength or seriously impact its appearance.

Internally Flawless category (IF) diamonds have no inclusions visible under 10x magnification, only small blemishes on the diamond surface.

Very, Very Slightly Included category (VVS) diamonds have minute inclusions that are difficult for a skilled grader to see under 10x magnification.The VVS category is divided into two grades; VVS1 denotes a higher clarity grade than VVS2. Pinpoints and needles set the grade at VVS.

Very Slightly Included category (VS) diamonds have minor inclusions that are difficult to somewhat easy for a trained grader to see when viewed under 10x magnification.The VS category is divided into two grades; VS1 denotes a higher clarity grade than VS2. Typically the inclusions in VS diamonds are invisible without magnification; however, infrequently some VS2 inclusions may still be visible. An example would be on a large emerald cut diamond which has a small inclusion under the corner of the table.

Slightly Included category (SI) diamonds have noticeable inclusions that are easy to very easy for a trained grader to see when viewed under 10x magnification. The SI category is divided into two grades; SI1 denotes a higher clarity grade than SI2. These may or may not be noticeable to the naked eye.

Included category (I) diamonds have obvious inclusions that are clearly visible without magnification or have inclusions that threaten the durability of the stone. The I category is divided into three grades; I1 denotes a higher clarity grade than I2, which in turn is higher than I3. Inclusions in I1 diamonds often are seen by the unaided eye. I2 inclusions are easily seen, while I3 diamonds have large and extremely easy to see inclusions that typically impact the brilliance of the diamond, as well as having inclusions that are often likely to threaten the structure of the diamond.

Colorless or white diamonds – the diamonds traditionally used for engagement rings, stud earrings and solitaire pendants – are evaluated on a color-grading scale developed by the GIA. It spans the alphabet from D to Z with D being colorless, and Z representing a light yellow tint. With colorless diamonds, the value is placed on how little color you can see, and this is determined by studying the diamond under controlled lighting and comparing it to the GIA’s color scale. Incidentally, D-grade diamonds – that is, truly colorless diamonds – are extremely rare and valuable.

GIA Color Range Diamonds with a color grade of D, E or F are considered colorless.

Diamonds graded G, H, I and J are near colorless.

Diamonds that fall in the K-M color grade range have a faint yellow tint. Diamonds in the N-R range have a very light yellow tint and S-Z are light yellow

 Diamonds come in many different shapes including round (Brilliant), square (Princess), oval and pear. All diamond shapes have different attributes, but the overall beauty of the individual shapes is a matter of personal taste.

The choice of a diamond shape is a very personal and subjective decision. Provided the diamond is well cut, there is no quality difference as such between the different diamond shapes. Some shapes have more facets and hence appear more sparkly such as the round Brilliant cut, whereas others are more subtle such as the Asscher cut.