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Grading of Black Diamonds

All our loose Black diamonds have been graded and certified by European Gemological Laboratories (EGL). MyBlackDiamonds.com is the first jeweler to get its black diamonds certified. EGL has laid down certain grade standards for the Black Diamonds. Only the table and crown clarity has been considers while grading the diamonds, for two reasons. Firstly their distinct construction and opaque color; inclusions below the girdle do not influence the face of the stone. These inclusions cannot be seen from the table rather can be easily hidden under the settings. Secondly all black diamonds have inclusions; perfectly flawless black diamonds are a very rare, may be one in a million mined diamonds.

EGL therefore identified that the clarity of the table is more crucial, followed by crown clarity. The best quality diamonds have a lustrous mid-night black color, with a very-very clean table. Black diamond color grade is usually referred to Fancy Black, as its one of the fancy colored diamond. Largely the color can be called black; other poor colors have a grayish tint making the diamond look pale. For more information please refer the table below-

Black Diamond Grade

Black Diamond Color

Black Diamond Cut

Black Diamond Clarity

AAA

Fancy Black- Solid/Jet Black

Nicely and Proportionately cut

Very-Very Clean Surface- Flawless Table-Have no or minor face-up inclusions on the table. There are no cavities, feather or/and clouds on the table is of the diamond.

AA

Fancy Black – Black

Nicely and Proportionately cut

Fairly Clean Surface- The stone may show minor white spots or flaws on the table. The Table is clean but there may be a cavity on the crown of the stone.

A

Fancy Black- Fairly Black to Pale Black

Nicely cut

Internal or Surface Inclusions Visible- The diamond may have minor cavity, feathers and/or on the crown and at times extending on the table.

* B

Pale Black

Mostly nicely cut

Internal or Surface Inclusions Easily Visible- The diamond has cavity, feathers and/or on the table, the crown may have more inclusions.

* C

Dull Grayish Black

Fairly Cut (The cut may differ to hide the inclusions.)

Heavy inclusion on the table. The stone has feathers, clouds and cavity on the table and crowns. Visible white spots on the surface.

* D

Uneven black color with white spots on the surface of the stone

Poorly Cut

Very- Very Heavy inclusion on the table. The stone has feathers, clouds and cavity on the table and crowns.

All black diamonds are graded for the table and crown of the diamonds. The grading does not include the pavilion, girdle or culet of the black diamonds.

* MySolitaire does not sell these diamonds. We only offer AAA, AA and A grade black diamonds

Labs Grading Black Diamonds

Black Diamonds largely old in the market are not graded. However, all loose diamonds sold at MyBlackDiamonds.com are certified by European Gemological Laboratories (EGL) other labs grading diamonds are

* For contact details of these labs scroll down to Contacts

WHY EGL?

The European Gemological Laboratories (EGL) is one of the most reputed gem grading laboratories. All our black diamonds have been certified by EGL. We choose EGL for

  1. Reliability
    EGL’s state of art laboratories use advanced tools to grade the diamonds. Their stringent standards and comprehensive grading reports help us extend our confidence to the customers. Our customers get complete assurance for the products their buy thus getting better value for money and satisfied.
  1. Cost Saving/ Economical
    EGL is less costly than its competitors, like GIA. Competitors usually charge $150-$350 per diamond depending upon its size where as EGL charges $65-$70 per diamond. We save $200 on an average per piece of jewelry. Thus by getting our diamonds certified from EGL gives us equally good grading and certification at less cost. We directly canalize these cost savings to our customers, since it reduces the price of the diamond. Our customers therefore get better value for their hard earned money.
  1. Best and Fast Grading
    We choose EGL for their stringent grading system, better detailing and fast service. Also AGS does not grade black diamonds, and EGL proves to be a better lab than IGI. Looking at the cost and convenience we choose EGL.

* If the customer wants we however provide an option of GIA grading. We can get both the loose diamond as well as the jewelry item graded by GIA. The process will take extra time and the charges of the certification will be added to the cost of the product.

AAA - Quality Black Diamonds, They are of solid black color and have minor or no face up inclusions on the table of the stone. There are no cavities, feathers and / or clouds on the table of the diamond. These diamonds are Jet Black in color. Surface is very clean, however rarely you will find very slight inclusion on surface facets. The diamond is nicely and proportionally cut. All black diamonds are graded for table and crown of the diamond. We do not grade the pavilion, girdle, or culet of black diamonds. This grade of Black Diamonds is considered amongst the best Black Diamonds in the world.

AA - Quality Black Diamonds have minor white spots visible or other minor flaws. These may include a cavity on the crown of the stone, but not on the table of the stone. These stones are black in color – fairly clean surface some stones with slight surface inclusion. Nicely and proportionally cut. All black diamonds are graded for table and crown of the diamond. We do not grade the pavilion, girdle, or culet of black diamonds. This grade of Black Diamonds are considered of Very High Quality

A – Quality Black Diamonds may have cavities, feathers, and / or clouds on the table or crown of the stone. These stones are black to pale black in color. Internal or surface inclusion visible. Nicely cut. All black diamonds are graded for table and crown of the diamond. We do not grade the pavilion, girdle, or culet of black diamonds. This grade of Black Diamonds is a medium high quality.

B – Quality Black Diamonds have heavy cavities, feathers, and / or clouds on the table and the crown of the stone. These stones are black to pale black in color. Internal and external surface Inclusions are visible. Cut is not perfect round. All black diamonds are graded for table and crown of the diamond. We do not grade the pavilion, girdle, or culet of black diamonds. This grade of Black Diamonds is considered of medium low quality. MySolitaire and MyBlackDiamonds.com and MySolitaireConcepts.com does not carry this grading of diamonds.

C – Quality Black Diamonds have heavy cavities, feathers, clouds on the table and the crown of the stone. These Diamonds are black to pale black in color. Internal and external surface inclusions are visible. Cut of this diamond is off round. All black diamonds are graded for table and crown of the diamond. We do not grade the pavilion, girdle, or culet of black diamonds. This grade of Black Diamonds is considered of low quality. MySolitaire and MyBlackDiamonds.com and MySolitaireConcepts.com does not carry this grading of diamonds.

 

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