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Clarity Rarities

Thursday, July 9, 2020  
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The gemologists at AGS Laboratories sometimes come across diamonds with very unusual clarity characteristics. We've shared a few of these fun finds with our social media followers, and the posts received strong and positive engagement.

Here are two we've posted recently. Click the photos to see a larger view:

Happy Face     Fairy Bird
Have you ever seen a diamond smile?   Some people see a bird in flight,
others see a fairy. What do you see?


If you've come across some unique clarity wonders, be sure to share them with your customers. It's a great way to give them a fun lesson in gemology, engage them with a story, and give them a new perspective on a gemstone's natural beauty. We'd be happy to post your images on our social media pages as well! Email your images, along with a description, to


Mission Statement

The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education, accreditation, recertification of its membership, gemological standards, and gemological research.

The Society is committed to providing educational products to inform and protect the consumer and to contributing to the betterment of the trade by creating industry standards to protect the jewelry-buying public and the fine jewelry industry as a whole.

AGS Laboratories, founded to support the AGS mission, is a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory with a mission of consumer protection. Adhering to the AGS Diamond Grading Standards, AGS Laboratories is dedicated to offering diamond grading reports that provide consistency and accuracy based on science.

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