Archive for May, 2010

GIA, NY Lab, IDs a CVD Diamond Over 1 Carat in Size

May 6th, 2010 No comments

This 1.05 ct pear shape (9.81 x 5.95 x 3.06 mm) was color-graded as equivalent to G. In addition to pinpoint inclusions, it contained some feathers and fractures along the girdle, and its clarity grade was equivalent to I1.

Well, this will make things a bit more difficult in determining whether a diamond is natural or synthetic. So, folks, pay some very close attention to your diamonds you get in to ID and/or appraise, this could be a very costly mistake! “If in doubt send it out!™”  I doubt these are saturating the market currently in large numbers, but it more then likely will not be long until they are!

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