Visible Black dot in diamond
Posted 25 October 2005 - 08:09 AM
Posted 25 October 2005 - 08:13 AM
How long have you had the ring??
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Posted 25 October 2005 - 08:17 AM
Posted 25 October 2005 - 08:24 AM
Posted 26 October 2005 - 07:31 AM
Posted 26 October 2005 - 08:27 AM
If the jeweler provided you with an appraisal then you may not necessarily have any other documentation (like a lab certificate).
From what you've posted it sounds like he has graded the diamonds as "VS", or "Very Slightly Included" clarity. Diamonds that are VS clarity generally require magnification before you can see the inclusions. It is possible, however, that if you look VERY CLOSELY (especially from the bottom or side) that an inclusion could be seen.
It is also very possible that his grading of "VS" was, let's say liberal. This means that a more strict grading institution (such as the Gemological Institute of America) may have graded the diamond lower.
Is this a new purchase or something you've had for awhile?
Posted 26 October 2005 - 08:28 AM
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Posted 26 October 2005 - 08:35 AM
Posted 28 October 2005 - 04:28 AM
Don't get too excited yet.
It is possible that your diamond simply has a film on the back of the diamond which can make a VS type inclusion visible to the eye.
In which cases, a good cleaning can make it "disappear"
This film developing on the back of diamonds is very common as the oils from lotions, shampoos, etc. have an affinity for diamonds and is not easily removed from the back of the diamond.
This film may not even be noticible to you.
Bottom line, withhold judgement until you go to the jeweler and let them clean the ring for you.
Posted 29 October 2005 - 09:37 AM
So what did the jeweler say?