An extremely important factor in diamonds in the milkiness present inside of the crystal of any given stone. Milkiness is not one of the 4 Cs but can greatly change the look of the diamond and the amount of sparkle and brilliance a diamond will exhibit.
Milkiness in a diamond looks like it sounds. You will see what seems to be a white cloud inside the diamond. This cloud will inhibit the light performance in many cases. This is very bad and will trade on the market at a discount. Many uneducated diamond buyers will think they are getting a deal, but in reality they are buying an inferior diamond that a manufacturer is just trying to get rid of. The white colour will actually carry throughout the entire stone and kill the sparkle of even a perfectly cut diamond. The crystal needs to be clear in order for the diamond to transmit light correctly. Milkiness totally kills this light refraction and makes the loose diamond look dull and faded.
With the advent of digital photography and various video and photography techniques, it is very easy to conceal the milkiness present in the diamond online. This is why it SO IMPORTANT to work with only trustworthy jewellery retailers that are going to inspect each diamond for you to insure a given stone has no milkiness; among other factors. A good jeweller will dissect a loose diamond on many other levels on top of the 4Cs to make sure you are getting the perfect stone.
We take the utmost pride in our diamond selection experience. This is one of the reasons why we prefer to select diamonds for our customers in a given price and expectation range. We want to provide you with diamond options that we would be happy to own ourselves.
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