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greta2002

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I am considering purchasing a diamond that is graded VS1; however, the GIA certificate reads that "pinpoints are not shown." How concerned should I be regarding these pinpoints, as the stone is graded VS1? I would appreciate any comments.

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Richard Sherwood

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The high clarity grade of VS1 was set by inclusions that were more obvious than the pinpoints which they listed but didn't bother showing in the plot.

This means that the pinpoints were so minor they weren't considered in setting the grade. Instead of taking the time and trouble to plot them they just listed them under comments. It is common practice, and indicates that the inclusions are nothing to worry about. Pinpoints which are not listed on a VS1 GIA cert stone are microscopic.

Rich, GG
Sarasota Gemological Laboratory
 
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