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V Edit 7 terms found

V
A grade in GIA’s Color Grading System…. in the middle of the “Light Yellow” category.
Very Slightly Included (VS1 and VS2)
Contain minor inclusions ranging from difficult (VS1) to somewhat easy (VS2) for a trained grader to see under 10X.
Very Very Slightly Included (VVS1 and VVS2)
Contain minute inclusions that are difficult for even a skilled grader to locate under 10X. VVS1: extremely difficult to see, visible only from the pavilion or small and shallow enough to be removed by minor repolishing. VVS2: very difficult to see.
Vitreous
A technical term referring to the luster of a gemstone. Gemstones with a vitreous or glassy luster are by far the most common in the gems world.
Vivid
Used on color grading of fancy colored diamonds to denote the most intensely colored stones, not the darkest.
VS1, VS2
Clarity grades for diamonds developed by the Gemological Institute of America, just below Very Very Slightly Included (VVS). VS- Very Slightly Included, contain minor inclusions ranging from difficult (VS1) to somewhat easy (VS2) for a trained grader to see under 10X.
VVS1, VVS2
Clarity grades for diamonds developed by the Gemological Institute of America, just below Internally Flawless (IF). VVS- Very Very Slightly Included, contain minute inclusions that are difficult for even a skilled grader to locate under 10X. VVS1: extremely difficult to see, visible only from the pavilion or small and shallow enough to be removed by minor repolishing. VVS2: very difficult to see.