Don’t overlook VVS diamonds on your hunt for authentic stones. While they don’t fall in the “Flawless” or “Internally Flawless” categories in diamond clarity, they are 100% real. Here’s a quick overview of VVS diamonds, their unique characteristics, and what to look for when buying them.
What Are VVS Diamonds?
VVS diamonds mean Very Very Slight in terms of clarity grade. The diamond has microscopic inclusions that the naked eye can’t see. VVS has two subsections, VVS1 and VVS2. VVS1 has a higher clarity than the latter.
What Determines The Clarity Of VVS Diamonds?
The number of inclusions, mineral deposits, and surface scratches determines the diamond’s clarity. Experts will view them under a 10x microscope from every angle to grade them. The expert may zoom in on an inclusion to determine if it’s an element like cloud or crystal and give it a grade.
Why Are They Special?
The average person can’t tell that it’s not a flawless diamond because it’s not visible to the naked eye. Therefore, you don’t have to break the bank for a flawless or internally flawless stone when you have a stone that’s just as exquisite. Experts consider them rare and valuable.
What to Look for In Buying a VVS Diamond
Ask your jeweler if they have a magnification tool on hand so you can see the diamond’s clarity level. You’ll want something that looks clean, without many inclusions or blemishes. Colored VVS diamonds are also beautiful. Also, don’t immediately pick a diamond with the highest grade. A lower-grade diamond will have the same level of aesthetic appeal.
The great thing about VVS diamonds is that they’re real diamonds that look exactly the same as their higher-grade counterparts (without a microscope). However, they don’t have the hefty price tags of higher-grade diamonds. These diamonds work well in any size, shape, and color. If you choose a VVS diamond, you will walk away with something beautiful.
If you’re interested in VVS diamond jewelry and have questions about clarity or grade, Wm. Harold & Sons Jewelry is here to help you. Contact us and we’d be delighted to answer questions and help you pick the perfect piece of jewelry.