What does AAA Quality Gemstone mean?

The life of a common woman revolves around fancy, colourful clothes, cosmetics and expensive jewellery. Women have a very rich taste for jewellery and have an eye for gemstones that are elegant and exude a rich look. Alexandrites, diamonds, aquamarines, opals, pearl, ruby, sapphires, spinels, topaz are a few of the globally acclaimed gemstones that are making women crazy all over the world. But the question that arises in the mind of every woman shopping for gemstones is ‘how to choose the best quality gemstones?’

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Like all commodities even gemstones are graded.The quality and cost of a gemstone completely depend on its cut.

Grading the quality of gemstones:

Alpha grading is a commonly heard term in conjunction to grading of gemstones.This grading is based on several qualities such as colour, cut and clarity. However the grading is not limited only to these qualities and other factors such as value for money, popularity and even feedback from customers are taken into account while grading gemstones. A gemstone is graded based on these factors and can be classified under:

Super fine - The gemstone in question is clean, perfectly cut and polished and has a lively colour with both consistency and appropriation.

AAA - “AAA” grade is assigned to a gemstone that is considered to “being near perfect.” Though these stones do show some variation in colour, they are clean, well cut and polished.

AA - Semi clean, well cut and polished gemstones are graded as AA.

A – Reasonably clean and well cut gemstones that have noticeable variations are graded A.

Commercial - Irregular, cloudy gem stones with visible inclusions are low grade stones that fall under commercial stones used to make fancy jewellery.

AAA quality gemstones are the most sought out precious stones, for the cut is perfect and the colour is vibrant. AAA gemstones are a lot more affordable than super fine stones and are generally used in making jewellery.