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11.12ct Fancy Light Gray I2 Pear Diamond GIA R7754


ITEM #: R7754
Pear Brilliant Diamond, Loose

WEIGHT: 11.12ct
SHAPE: Pear Brilliant
COLOR: Fancy Light Gray
MEASUREMENTS: 19.23 x 11.78 x 7.59 mm
GIA REPORT #: 2181264296

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11.12ct Fancy Light Gray I2 Pear Brilliant Diamond

I love diamonds. I spend a lot of time around them. Rarely does one move me like this. At first blush, it looks like a massive blue diamond. It's actually a gray diamond - however the way the color works, it just looks blue. If you think about it, gray and blue are quite closely related. The strong blue fluorescence surely contributes in this regard.

The stone is also quite imperfect, which you'd think would hurt the look. It even has a few laser drills. The truth is, there's not a single large black imperfection. There have to be at least 50 tiny carbon crystals. The laser was cleverly used to bleach those areas of black carbon that would have been large enough to notice naked eye. For this reason, it's accurately graded I2, and at the same time, it is eye clean.

Put all these aspects together: the gray color, strong blue fluorescence, as well as the preponderance of carbon crystals and you would expect that the diamond would be dull. Here's the weirdest thing. If you examine the diamond through the loupe, you can see that it is slightly hazy, but at arm's length, the diamond is quite lively and bright. The aspect that seems hazy under magnification is part of why the diamond looks so blue. Overall, it's an amazing looking large diamond.

It is priced as low as I've seen a stone this size for a stone I'd want to own. There's surely butt ugly 11 carat diamonds on the market for less than this. This is a gorgeous stone. We're planning to set this gem in a pink diamond halo - however for now she's priced loose.

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Laser Drilling

Laser drilling - what is it?

There are a number of methods of minimizing natural inclusions in diamonds. The two primary methods are "Fracture filling", and "Laser Drilling". The first method I will describe is more intrusive and far less desirable than the second.

Fracture Filling: GIA will not issue a clarity grade a stone that is fracture filled, which is also known as "Yehuda process". The reason it is considered worse is that it involves injecting plastic in a fissure in a diamond. It is similar to a process used on car windshields- where they repair a crack. In diamonds, the process results in a slightly hazy appearance, and sometimes a rainbow effect can be seen.

Another problem with it is that it's not necessarily permanent. For example, if the stone is heated as is common during jewelry manufacture or repair, the plastic can melt causing the stone to return to it's former condition. Bring your eye clean diamond in a ring to be sized, and get back a stone with a horrible feather imperfection - bummer, right?

Laser Drilling: Laser drilling is a process used on diamonds that may have an obvious black carbon spot. A laser is used to drill a channel to the carbon, then the diamond is boiled in sulfuric acid which bleaches the black spot into a white one. GIA will grade such diamonds, and indicate the drill on the report. The process is permanent.

Another positive aspect to this process is that it is fairly easy to spot, sometimes with a loupe, sometimes naked eye. This is a good thing compared to Yehuda filling which can sometimes be difficult to spot. The idea is that honest people in the trade do not support selling of treated stones going undisclosed.

We never carry fracture filled diamonds, and I can only recall one other laser drilled diamond we have stocked. This is a stone which whose value and appearance is so incredible we decided to offer it.

If you are interested in this stone, give us a call. You will be purchasing with a money back guarantee, so you are sure to end up satisfied!

The photos above are ACTUAL Photos of the diamond you will receive.


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This Diamond is offered loose, but we would be delighted to help you design and manufacture a fabulous setting for it.