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surface graining?

Discussion in 'RockyTalky' started by Beacon, Sep 22, 2006.

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  1. Beacon
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    by Beacon » Sep 22, 2006
    I went a head and ordered the .65 RB for a side stone. I took a second look at the cert and noticed the words, "surface graining" on the listed items regarding clarity. This is only a GIA Dossier report cause the stone is smaller. The overall clarity is SI1.

    I hope this will not be a problem. Does anyone know if this can be visible? They checked it as "eye clean", but we all know that can mean a lot or nothing [​IMG]

    What is surface graining? The polish is listed as very good, symm is excellent, cut is excellent.
     
  2. JohnQuixote
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    by JohnQuixote » Sep 22, 2006
    Surface Graining is structural irregularity. You can see it with a microscope. The graining may resemble faint facet junction lines, or cause a grooved or wavy surface. They look like polishing lines, but they often cross facet junctions where polishing lines don''t. It is a natural characteristic of the diamond crystal, and not a reflection of the cut quality.

    Many times a grading report will list surface graining, pinpoints, additional clouds, etc. as ''not shown.'' The report is just noting that these things exist for sake of thoroughness. ''Not shown'' means they are non-issues.
     
  3. Beacon
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    by Beacon » Sep 22, 2006
    Thanks John! I won''t stress on this now. I''ll post the photos of this stone once I receive it, which won''t be til October.

    I don''t know about anyone else, but I get such a kick out of getting a diamond in the mail. I love anticipating it and being curious and all that.

    I hope this little stone looks nice along with my current RB. Ah the thrill of the hunt [​IMG]
     
  4. JohnQuixote
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    by JohnQuixote » Sep 22, 2006
    Awesome Beacon. Looking forward to the pics. [​IMG]
     
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