Blue Nile Glossary
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  A minor chip or concussion on the stone that may create root-like lines inside the diamond. The presence of a tiny bruise can make the difference between an IF and a VVS1 grade. Bruises are found in diamonds of VVS1 and lower clarity grades. Of course if your diamond has a higher clarity grade, the bruise may be impossible to see with the naked eye, and difficult even under 10X magnification.


See also: Diamond Clarity Education, Inclusion.


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