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pyramid

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If brown graining is see around a feather does this mean the feather is a natural inclusion, if a diamond has breakage it would not develop brown graining would it after it has grown?
 

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As grain is a growth phenomena I believe it could not change colour after growth, so I have probably answered my own question. Can anyone confirm this?
 

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Look at the graining with crossed polarized filters.

You could be seeing strain, or just shadowing.

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It may be shadowing. Grain cannot change colour after the diamond is formed though can it? I can see this with a loupe. Don''t have access to crossed polarised filters at the moment but no worry as it is an old very small diamond.
 

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Can grain change colour after the diamond is formed due to damage?
 

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Date: 4/7/2007 10:04:40 PM
Author: Pyramid


Can grain change colour after the diamond is formed due to damage?
The color grade is determined by what the grader sees. If the brown graining shows, then yes - it did affect the conclusion for the color grade.

Are you assuming that brown graining or shadowning is damage? It isn''t in most cases.

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Thanks RockDoc. Yes I was wondering if when a diamond got damaged if brown graining could materialize?
 
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