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Why is my diamond dark in the middle?

Why is my diamond dark in the middle?

Light performance. Essentially the better a diamonds Cut Quality, the darker it will appear in direct sunlight. One of the most common reasons why a diamond appears to be darker under direct sunlight is due to the diamond’s light performance which is related to the Cut Quality of the diamond.

Do diamonds have black spots inside?

Inclusions in Diamonds Inclusions come in a myriad of different sizes, shapes, and colors. The most common are dark, black specks called carbon spots. Carbon spots come in all different shapes and sizes. Some diamonds have just a few; others have so many, they make the stone look almost black.

Are black inclusions in diamonds bad?

Black inclusions: Black specks, or carbon spots, are just pieces of the diamond that never crystallized properly. They aren’t a bad thing.

What are flaws in diamonds?

Diamond inclusions are characteristics that occur inside the gemstone. They are usually called flaws because their presence means the diamond cannot be graded as internally flawless. Not many of us can afford internally flawless diamonds, so inclusions are to be expected to some degree.

Can a diamond shatter if dropped?

Answer: It is very unlikely that a diamond would crack or break just by dropping it. Under the most severe circumstances, a diamond would probably chip under a hard blow. Don’t worry, it’s not a crack or a major inclusion that you missed when buying the diamond.

Do diamonds have lines in them?

Crystal inclusions in diamonds occurs in the form of lines known as graining. Graining should not be confused with a rough diamonds natural grain lines . Diamonds with graining will never be graded as Flawless as its maximum grade would only fetch Internally Flawless (IF).

Can a diamond crack on the inside?

It’s rare, but even though diamonds are the hardest mineral, they can chip or even crack. The reason is that diamonds aren’t uniformly strong throughout their inner crystalline structure. They have certain lines and points of weakness and strength, based on their inner structure.

What are the imperfections in a diamond?

There are two types of imperfections: inclusions and blemishes. Inclusions are internal imperfections, while blemishes are located on the surface of the stone. Inclusions occur at the time of a diamond’s geological formation.

What is a cloud on a diamond?

A cloud is really just an area of microscopic inclusions within the diamond. In most cases however, a cloud inclusion affects a very small area of the diamond and does no more to impede light performance than any other type of diamond inclusion such as a feather, crystal, grain line or twinning wisp.

Are crystals bad in a diamond?

Needles, pinpoints, clouds, and crystals: Diamond crystals, in whatever form, pose no durability issue whatsoever. They are simply diamond trapped within the diamond. As such, they can take many forms and shapes.