Clarity Grading for Colored Gemstones

Step 4: Gem Grading

Lesson 8

clarity grading - color change sapphire
“Color Change Sapphire Ring,” greenish blue to violet blue, emerald-cut sapphire with tapered diamond baguettes, 1.16 cts sapphire, 0.28 ct. two diamonds, Tanzania. This beautiful sapphire has a clarity grade of VS. As a Type II stone, that means it has very small inclusions, noticeable under 10X, that may be eye visible. © Dan Stair Custom Gemstones. Used with permission. (Cropped to show detail).

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