We are so happy announce the new series of the Jewel & Jasper. Listen to their conversation and see what you learn. They are the perfect duo to explain all you most asked questions.
Jasper: Do you know what an inclusion is Jewel? It’s a flaw.
Jewel: No I don’t know what it is because I have no flaws. I fit in, I’m pretty and shiny just like everyone else.
Jasper: Who wants to fit in when you can stand out! These flaws are my birthmarks. They are what makes me special, unique and valuable.
Jewel: Huh, I never thought of it like that…I though that will make us less value than the flawless one.
Jasper: I embrace my natural beauty and am one of a kind.
Jewel: You’re right! So how did you get those little black dots, lines and marks on you?
Jasper: Well, we are made from carbon, usually graphite. When we are being formed, we may not totally crystallize leading to the presence of small dots of black carbon. These black spots have been classified to be those of graphite, pyrrhotite and pentlandite.
Jewel: Tell me more!
Jasper: There are all different kinds of marks: both pinpoint and cloud/feather inclusion are not visible to the naked eye. Pinpoint inclusion are minute crystals usually white in color present inside me. These resemble a small point of light and are, by far, the most common of all flaws found in us. We can also contain clouds or feathers . The presence of three or more pinpoint inclusions close together can create an area of cloudiness in the diamond. presence of many pinpoints covering a large area can affect the clarity of us.
Jewel:What about your outside? Why isn’t it clean cut like mine?
Jasper: As you know, we take a long time to form. On our way to the earth’s surface we acquire etch channels. These lines are from the high temperature fluids. They make etches into my crystalline structure which often leave parallel lines or irregular shaped tunnel looking structures.
Jewel: What about me?
Jasper: Even though you are cut you can have blemishes. These flaws are present on the surface of you and can occur naturally. However, these are more likely to be caused due to the external environment, when you were being cut and polished.
Jewel: What else??
Jasper: You can also have scratches. These are fine lines found on the surface. They may have been present naturally or caused when you were polished and cut. While minor scratches can be removed through proper polishing, deep scratches can rarely be removed by treating the diamond.
Jewel:Wow! I didn’t know any of that. So even though I’m polished , I can still have flaws?
Jasper: Yes. Although most not visible to the naked eye, very few of us are perfect; most of them have some marks or imperfection.
Jewel: So, we are both precious, just in our own way?
Jasper: You got it!
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