Diamond Clarity VS1
Everything You Need to Know About VS1 Diamond Clarity
If the clarity of a diamond is your prime focus while shopping for jewellery, choosing a stone with a clarity grade between VS1 and SI2 is the best option. The VS1 grade is at the fourth position on the clarity scale and it will have minor inclusions. This particular clarity grade of diamond offers good value for your money.
What is VS1 clarity?
Clarity is one of the ‘4Cs’ of diamonds, the four features whose qualities define a stone. VS1 is known as Very Slightly Included, and has inclusions that are not visible to the naked eye.
Since diamonds are formed deep down under the Earth’s surface under an extreme temperature of around 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit, you can’t expect them to be perfect. They are usually imperfect, containing internal inclusions and surface blemishes. The inclusions in VS1 diamonds are visible under 10x magnification. The most common equipment used for this is a standard jeweller’s loupe.
The clarity grading system used by Argyle melds the GIA and the International Clarity Scale:
The difference between VS1 and VVS diamonds
VS1 diamonds are usually considered as an alternative to FL – flawless – diamonds, but not VVS. There is a difference in the inclusions of the two categories, VS1 and VVS. When seen with a loupe, the inclusions of VVS diamonds are harder to see. Since there are hardly any visible differences between VS1 and VVS, even VS1 is spotless when seen without the use of magnification, so you might chose a VS1 diamond.
Is a VS1 diamond good for value?
What to expect from VS1 diamonds
Are VS1 diamonds eye-clean?
Looking at a VS1 from a technical point of view, not all VS1 diamonds are eye-clean. It entirely depends on which lab has done the grading and how strict the standards used were. For example, if the diamonds have been graded by a diamond seller or an in-house laboratory, then you can’t be sure of their quality.
Whenever you are shopping for diamonds, acquiring a grading report from a reputable lab is very important as it assures that you are buying the best quality product. Never fall prey to the so-called “deals” where the quality is in question, you would be handed over some dubious certification.
Trust the best
If your main concern is clarity, you need to take a closer look at the diamond before making the final decision. You need to carefully look and ascertain if the diamond has any inclusions or blemishes. If you are planning to buy online, then look for high-tech images that will bring out any hidden imperfections.
If you’re looking for a reliable pink diamond seller, then Argyle Diamond Investments Pty Ltd is the right choice. We are an independent diamond investment firm that offers our clients an end-to-end solution right from purchasing the diamonds to storing and managing investment collections till re-selling. Argyle Diamond Investments Pty Ltd sells the diamonds directly to you at wholesale prices, and provides reliable gemmological certificates. If you want to specify the clarity of the diamond, feel free to contact us.