- Jan 7, 2009
Do you have a photo of the diamond you can share?
I just noticed something....
AS you can see, the specks are not visible from the front, yet they can be seen from behind.
Yet the GIA plot shows it exactly opposite.
You'd have to hope that a human would evaluate this.
Based on my observations, the feathers, crystals, needles, etc are located in the center of the stone ( speaking for in terms of depth within the diamond)- looks like they are below the girdle.
IF this were a white diamond...do you think the occlusions would be easier to see from the front? Does the yellow color act as a filter?
long light paths+color you could hide a semi if the stone was big enough.
I can see how you might say this....but we are talking about diamonds. Unless the color is really dark, you can still easily see into the stone.
If this diamond were 10 carats, it would possibly be easier to pick out crystals.....but by no means a sure thing.
Racking my brains, I can't think of stones other than deep brown where I clarity grading becomes near impossible