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I have recently bought a diamond ring and on the valuation for insurance it stated that it is H-I colour and pique clarity. I can't find anything that mentions pique clarity. What do this mean? $LI>Pavillion: DiamondTalk.com question was filled out at http://www.diamondgrading.com/askdiamondtalk.html

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JULIE BOULTON-

pique is a term used in Europe and other places on earth. In the USA the most commomn clarity grading system is GIA's

Pique is equivelant to a GIA I clarity grade.Is it P1, P2 or P3? How well can you see the inclusion with your unaided eye?

Does this help?

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JoeB,
Thanks for your reply. You got it right about Europe, I'm in the UK. Where on the GIA scale does the grade you mentioned come? Is it the worst you can get or have I got something of value?

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Julie...

As JoeB mentioned, the piqué clarity = GIA "I" clarity. "I" stands for "included" and is the lowest clarity level. The word piqué is French, and means "pricked".

You need to be more specific about the piqué clarity grade. There are 3 levels: P1, P2 and P3. In P1 stones the inclusions may be visible or nearly visible to the naked eye. P2 stones would have inclusions which are more easily seen. P3 stones would have very easily visible inclusions.

Most people would suggest you avoid the piqué clarity grade.

Note: this doesn't mean your diamond is worthless, but the value is lessened as compared with stones of higher clarity.

[Edited by Johnny Boy on 07-30-2000.]

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