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goldrock

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My question concerns a VS2 clarity diamond. My understanding was that inclusions could not be seen by the naked eye with this grade of clarity. While I cannot see anything looking at the crown of the stone, from a side view two dark specs are clearly visible. Do appraisers only consider the top view of the stone? Does this seem like a fair rating?

Thanks, in advance, for your help.
-goldrock
 

Richard Sherwood

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Yes, clarity grades are assigned from a "face up" view. From the side or bottom it's like looking through a window pane, with inclusions often easily seen. It's not uncommon to see VS inclusins from that direction.

Rich, Independent GG
Sarasota Gemological Laboratory
 
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