Gemstone Clarity & Grading
For example, if you are looking at a stone that is VVS
type 2, that means that it is a type 2 stone with minute inclusions
that may be visible only under 10x magnification. On the other hand,
A VS type 3 has inclusions that are easily visible to the naked eye.
Some sellers may use simpler terms to describe the clarity of their gemstones.
Knowing this terminology will help you make an informed decision
when buying colored gemstones from a jeweler. There are several great
books on gemstones and gemstone buying on the market. For more information,
check out "Gemstones of the World" by Walter Schumann, and
"Jewelry and Gems, the Buying Guide" by Matlins and Bonano.
Both of these books are a great resource for learning about gemstones.
Our gemstones lean to the more natural states of stones, tumbled,
pebbles or made into beads. We at Shimmerlings do not work a great
deal with simply setting stones into our creations.
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