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Very Slightly Imperfect
A diamond-imperfection grade between very, very slightly imperfect and slightly imperfect. As used ethically, this grade includes stones that are lightly flawed, with flaws easily located but not obvious under 10X.
Very, Very Slightly Imperfect
The imperfection grade that is immediately below flawless, or perfect. Ethically employed, this term is applied to stones with minute surface or internal blemishes that are difficult to locate under 10X by a trained eye.
Vivid Yellow
A vivid yellow diamond is truly captivating. In the past this stone would have been referred to as a canary diamond. Today there are strict standards in determining if the stone is indeed vivid, intense or, just fancy yellow. The values of these three levels differ greatly. When buying this grade of diamond insist on a certificated from an independent organization like the GIA or HRD.
Vs or Very Slightly Imperfect
A diamond-imperfection grade between very, very slightly imperfect and slightly imperfect. As used ethically, this grade includes stones that are lightly flawed, with flaws easily located but not obvious under 10X.
Vvs or Very, Very Slightly Imperfect
The imperfection grade that is immediately below flawless, or perfect. Ethically employed, this term is applied to stones with minute surface or internal blemishes that are difficult to locate under 10X by a trained eye.


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