In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on what’s known as an eye-clean diamond. Referring to a diamond that has no visual inclusions to the naked eye (inclusions may still be present, but are only visible using magnification), eye-clean diamonds are highly desirable for some who prioritize the clarity and visual perfection of their piece.
At AAA Jewelers, we’re happy to offer a wide range of GIA diamonds for engagement rings, wedding rings, fashion jewelry and any other need you may have. Our diamond professionals will help you locate any particular diamond style you’re considering, including eye-clean diamonds available for great deals in many cases. Today’s part two of our series will go over some basics on identifying an ideal eye-clean diamond, plus ensuring you’ve considered other relevant factors as you make this selection.
One of the top methods for identifying an eye-clean diamond is very straightforward: Observing it in high quality. Whether this is in-person or utilizing HD imaging that’s available via modern technology, we have the ability to view diamonds in incredible detail while considering their purchase. There are even options for videos that circle the entire diamond and allow you to view it from various angles – though remember, eye-clean only refers to diamonds seen with no magnification, so don’t go too crazy with the zoom function.
As you’re viewing the diamond in question, take detailed notes on any blemishes or inclusions that are present. Their location might be very important to determining whether the stone is eye-clean – many inclusions near the edge of a diamond, for instance, will be covered by the ring setting and will not stop the diamond from being defined as eye-clean. If there are imperfections in the center, on the other hand, it’s likely not an eye-clean stone.
If you’re inexperienced or unfamiliar in this realm, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with asking for some assistance. Our diamond professionals will be happy to assist you in reviewing a diamond’s clarity and other factors to get a certain understanding of whether it’s eye-clean or not.
With many jewelers, eye-clean diamonds will already be identified for buyers. In these cases, those who heavily prioritize this element should actually look for a lower clarity grade rather than a higher one – this is because once a stone is certified as eye-clean, the clarity grade really doesn’t make a difference for the aesthetics. A lower-grade eye-clean stone will look just as clear as a higher-grade one, but the latter will cost significantly more (there may be other reasons you prefer a higher grade, of course, but for aesthetics only, there’s no reason to spend more).