VVS clarity versus VS-1 and VS-2 clarity diamonds
“I’m shopping for a diamond engagement ring and have some questions about clarity as it pertains to light performance. Is there any benefit to buying a VVS clarity diamond, versus VS-1 or VS-2 clarity diamonds? I’ve been told by several friends and family members, that I need to buy a high clarity diamond if I want it to look good. At the same time, I’ve been told that I won’t be able to see the difference between a VS-2 and VVS-1 clarity diamond with just my eyes. If I want to ensure that the diamond I buy looks incredible, and exhibits sparkle that is truly exceptional, what do I need to focus upon?”
The Mind Clean Benefits of VVS Clarity Diamonds:
From our perspective, the only benefit that a VVS clarity diamond provides is that it is more mind clean than a VS clarity diamond. The reality is that a VS-2 clarity diamond is going to face-up as eye clean as a VVS clarity diamond to the naked eye.
Thus the benefit provided by buying this 1.231 carat, G-color, VVS-2 clarity, Black by Brian Gavin over a VS-2 from the same collection is more of mind clean thing. The reality is that once you pass over the VS-2 clarity grade, diamonds should face-up eye clean without magnification. Proportions and optical precision are the primary factors of light performance.
The Tremendous Value of VS-2 clarity diamonds:
Many people find that VS-2 clarity Brian Gavin Signature diamonds provide the best value. This is because the VS-2 clarity grade ensures that the diamond faces-up clean to the naked eye, so they don’t need to spend more money for a benefit which they won’t see without magnification.
The reality is that this 1.081 carat, G-color, VS-2 clarity, Black by Brian Gavin diamond, is going to face-up just as eye clean as the VVS-2 clarity diamond above. While costing much less because of the VS-2 clarity grade. At the same time, the sparkle factor and light performance will be comparable.
That’s because every Brian Gavin Signature diamond is cut to the same exacting set of proportions and exhibits a higher degree of optical precision. This is what really matters, because it is the combination of these factors that creates the incredible light performance and sparkle factor that Brian Gavin is known for.
While many people prefer the value provided by VS-2 clarity diamonds, and others prefer the mind clean benefits of VVS clarity diamonds, others prefer the balance provided by VS-1 clarity diamonds. The VS-1 clarity grade provides kind of a nice balance between the VVS-2 and VS-2 clarity grades.
While the odds are that you’ll be able to find the inclusions within a VS-2 clarity diamond readily and immediately using 10x and higher magnification, you’re probably going to have to look a bit to find the inclusions within something like this 1.065 carat, G-color, VS-1 clarity, Black by Brian Gavin diamond.
That’s because the inclusions within a VS-1 clarity diamond are going to be smaller and more difficult to find within a VS-2 clarity diamond. At the same time, the inclusions within a VVS-2 clarity diamond will be more minute than the inclusions within a VVS-1 clarity diamond. It’s all relative in scale.
Light Performance & Sparkle Factor Above All Else:
Regardless of whether you buy a VS-2, VS-1, or VVS-1 or VVS-2 clarity, Brian Gavin Signature diamond, we’re certain that you will be blown away by the incredibly high degree of light return and sparkle factor.
That’s because Brian Gavin Signature diamonds are cut to a precise combination of proportions, which has been determined to produce the highest volume of light. Just look at the incredible sparkle factor and all the flashes of brilliance and dispersion reflecting off of this Black by Brian Gavin diamond while it’s in rotation.