Jump to content

Difference VS1 and VS2?

bucking bronco

Recommended Posts

Hi there!


I've done a lot of searching around on the internet and I can't seem to find an objective statement that tells you the difference between a VS1 and VS2 clarity diamond. A while back I thought I read something that said that VS2 you could see with a loupe when looking down onto the table and VS1 you had to flip the stone over and look at the pavillion? I since have not been able to find the article.


Are there any graders or vendors out there who can enlighten me please?





Link to comment
Share on other sites

The difference may be a few additional pinpoints, a greyish-black carbon spot off table-center towards or in the Crown, or a feather.


Differences are minute and only visible using at least a 10X loupe.


Keep in mind that Cut Quality is a key ingredient. Well cut stones face up 'white' even though they may be graded as SI-1 to I-2 while poor to mediocre Cut VS clarity grades

may have inclusion(s) that are eye-visible.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...