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Flawless and Type IIA

  • Flawless diamonds are extremely rare, practically unavailable and highly valued. Internally Flawless diamonds are equally ranked in terms of rarity and usually come with minor polish details as stated under Comments section of GIA’s diamond reports. The reason for their scarcity is due to the limited number of suitable rough stones for polishing into flawless grades. Even if cutters are willing to take the risk to polish a flawless diamond, the end product only caters to a specific niche market, mostly investors and connoisseurs.
  • Most jewellers do not want to risk purchasing a single flawless diamond. Instead, most would prefer to buy several diamonds of lower grades where there is stronger consumer demand for them. The probability of selling a flawless diamond within a foreseeable time frame is low. However, as a diamond supplier that spans over three generations, Bee’s Diamonds has gathered and collected a fine selection of flawless and internally flawless diamonds with Type IIa properties readily available for viewing by appointments.
  • Diamond Types

    When choosing a flawless and/or internally flawless diamond, it is imperative to consider its type on top of the common “4Cs”. A diamond’s type refers to its physical and chemical properties which can affect the value of flawless diamonds significantly. For instance, even the tiniest trace of nitrogen in a large diamond can translate to a big price difference. The following chart summarizes the type of diamonds in existence. Bee’s Diamonds recommends our investors to procure diamonds with Type IIa properties for large size diamonds to ensure a safe and secure investment.
  • Summary of Characteristics of Diamond Types

      Type Ia Type Ib Type IIa Type IIb
    Characteristics Contain nitrogen atoms Contain nitrogen atoms No nitrogen impurities Low levels of nitrogen impurities
    Market dominance 98% 0.1% 1-2% 0.1%
    Light absorption / Visible absorption spectrum Blue Green plus blue None Red, orange, yellow light
    Appearance Pale yellow / almost colorless Darker yellow / brown
    E.g. Canary yellow
    Colorless, almost or completely free from impurities Light blue or grey, gradual absorption towards red spectrum
    Remarks Type IaA atom arrangement does not affect diamonds’ colour; Type IaB gives yellow to brown tinge. Almost all HPHT synthetics are Type Ib Crystal inclusions are large and irregular; formed under extreme high pressure for longer time periods.
    E.g. Cullinan and Koh-i-Noor
    Contain significant boron impurities
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