What are VVS Diamonds? Is there a Difference Between VVS1 and VVS2?

What are VVS Diamonds

I am sure you are wondering what the VVS here stands for? VSS means Very, Very, Slightly Included on the clarity grading scale. VVS points out the level of imperfections in a diamond. VSS is one of the best types of diamonds in terms of clarity.

The flaws and blemishes in the slightly included VVS diamonds are minimal and very difficult to see (also known as eye clean). The imperfections are so small that some of the experts in the field may sometimes find it challenging to spot them even with the best of equipment.

VVS diamonds are separated into two subtypes:

The Difference between the VVS1 and VVS2 Clarity Grades

Knowing how good VSS diamonds are, they are still second-rate to the flawless diamonds and internally flawless diamonds (FL/IF diamonds). Without the use of a reliable microscope at 10x magnification, the small inclusions and blemishes in the VVS1 diamonds cannot be seen with the naked eye. The funny thing about spotting a VVS1 blemish is that it is only visible when the diamond is inspected from the bottom.

VVS2 diamonds, which have a lower clarity grade, are almost the same as the VVS1 diamond’s clarity grade, with the significant difference being that the blemishes can only be spotted by looking at it from the top of the diamond.

They are a higher clarity diamond than VS diamonds, which are only Very Slightly Included on the clarity scale. VS clarity is almost as good as VSS despite the lower clarity grade.

Should you invest in VVS Diamonds?

The simple answer to this question is Yes. Investing in diamonds is a good investment, but investing in VVS diamonds is a better idea because they are rare and provide you with the best value when looking at the price. They make for an amazing engagement ring as well. Many VVS diamond investors can testify to the fact that the returns buying a VSS diamond are high.

Still talking about investments, there are other reasons why you would want to invest in the VVS diamonds:

1. Liquidity

The VVS diamond is very liquid, which means that it is valuable anywhere in the world. You can sell them to gem stores anywhere in the world and instantly get paid.

2. Durability

The VVS diamond is very durable, and some of the factors which affect other elements do not have any effect on them. They cannot be broken easily except with the use of powerful cutting and shaping tools. Read Also: Are Diamonds Actually Unbreakable?

Many conditions overtime affect the value of different commodities. Still, the fact remains that the VVS diamond has been able to keep its head up high irrespective of any economic and environmental situations.

One factor constituting this stability is the fact that these diamonds are controlled indirectly by a global price report, which is the Rapaport Diamond Price report – which is why diamonds have the same price all over the globe.

What Exactly is Diamond Clarity?

There are four factors which we consider when talking about the evaluation of diamonds, and they are:

The clarity of a diamond is the assessment of the levels of flaws and impurities present inside or on the surface of the diamond. The level of impurity in a diamond affects the level of purity, brilliance, and sparkle of the gemstone. So, knowing the importance of clarity, we would like to point out that there is no flawless diamond anywhere, we just have some purer than others.

These flaws are not obvious, but instead, they very small, and it takes a professional with experience and the necessary equipment to determine these flaws.

With the understanding of the levels of clarity, there are different types of diamonds, and the one we are going to be looking at here is the VVS diamond.

Bottom Line

We know that natural diamonds are scarce, and the VVS diamonds are scarce amongst the rest. Out of the cut diamonds, only 2% come with more than one carat. This is small even with the profit, which can be attained from the sale of this diamond.

All we are trying to point out here is that investing in the VVS diamond is a safe investment, safe from financial crisis and market collapses.

We have covered a lot on the VVS diamond, and we hope that it has been of help to you not only in terms of understanding but as an investment guide as well.

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Carl Jones

Carl has been involved in the jewelry business since his youth. Growing up in South Africa his parents were jewelers who worked in the industry for decades.

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