The terminology for diamond grading was largely created by the GIA. There are many places online that will explain these terms according to the current orthodoxy in the diamond business. I would like to give you the benefit of my explanation, which is gleaned from 43 years of buying and selling diamonds. I hope my layman’s explanation will help. If you have questions, please feel free to call us at the store. What follows is my perception and interpretation of grading terms.

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