Nov 172014
 

On many diamond reports you will see a clarity characteristic of natural, or indented natural.  A natural is part of the rough diamond skin, where it was not polished.  Often they are confused as chips or damage to the diamond but they do look different than a chip.  See this post for photos of rough diamonds.

Natural on girdle edge

Natural on girdle edge

Normally they are along the girdle of the diamond.  You will often find a diamond with a couple of naturals on opposite sides of the diamond, it is a sign that the cutter took the minimum amount of size off the diamond.

Natural on extremely thick girdle

Here is a trigon, on a diamond facet – but not along the girdle edge.  This is a much more rare type of natural, trigons do form on a lot of diamonds but they are not usually left on a polished stone.

Diamond Trigon

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