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Venus Jewel Adds VS2- to Clarity Grade

Aug 5, 2008 12:27 PM   By Jeff Miller
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RAPAPORT...  Diamond manufacturer Venus Jewel, which is also a Diamond Trading Comany sightholder, added another clarity grade to its Venus Grading System (VGS.)
 
Venus Jewel added "VS2-"  clarity grade in between the clarity grades VS2 and SI1+, and this indicates the clarity being "slightly lower than a standard VS2 clarity grade." (Their full clarity grade table follows this story.)

With the addition of VS2-, the total number of sub-grades for clarity stands at 32.  Rajesh R. Shah, partner of Venus Jewel, said, "Price differences between a VS2 and SI1+ clarity diamond range between 8 percent to 15 percent, most customers were hesitant to buy confidently on account of the considerable price difference. With the introduction of the VS2- clarity grade, we foresee the further transparency and clarity thereof being able to dispel customers' apprehensions in making such purchases, which we are positive will further simply their doing business with us."


VGS Clarity Grades
FL Flawless
IF Internally Flawless
VVS1 Very very slightly included 1
VVS2 Very very slightly included 1
VS1+ Slightly better than VS1
VS1 Very slightly included 1
VS2+ Slightly better than VS2
VS2 Very slightly included 2
VS2- Slightly Lower than VS2
SI1+ Slightly better than SI1
SI1 Slightly included 1
SI1- Slightly lower than SI1
SI2+ Slightly better than SI2
SI2 Slightly included 2
SI2- Slightly lower than SI2
SI3+ Slightly better than Si3
SI3 Slightly included 3
SI3- Slightly lower than SI3
I1+ Slightly better than I1
I1 Included 1
I1- Slightly lower than I1
I2+ Slightly better than I2
I2 Included 2
I2- Slightly lower than I2
I3+ Slightly better than I3
I3 Included 3
I3- Slightly lower than I3
I4+ Slightly better than I4
I4 Included 4
I4- Slightly lower than I4
I5 Included I5
I6 Included I6

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