Loose Gemstones Grading System - GemCloud Gemstone Market
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Look at the GemCloud Market
inventory through the
eyes of a gemstone
expert

Look at the GemCloud Market inventory through the eyes of a gemstone expert

Understand what you are buying and be able to communicate professionally with your clients.

Understand what you are buying and be able to
communicate professionally with your clients.

Quick Search

Navigate quickly through our 10,000+ gemstones using our advanced filters

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360 Video

Observe our gemstones in every angle and enhance your shopping experience with our 360 imagery

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Better Communication

Use the GemCloud Market grading system to communicate with your client about gemstone’s colors and clarities

What is the GemCloud Market grading system?

The GemCloud Market grading is the first comprensive grading system for colored gemstones. It is a universal system that is used with any colored gemstone and include both a color intensity grading and a clarity grading. It was created upon informal market standards used by gemstone expert to grade the quality of colored gemstones.

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Color Intensity

GemCloud Market grades its gemstones following 7 different color intensities. The scale goes from very light to dark and each grade is made of a mix of both tone and saturation.

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Dark

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Deep

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Vivid

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Intense

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Medium
Intense

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Light

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Very Light

Dark

Moderate to strong saturation of color with a very dark tone.

Deep

Moderate to strong saturation of color with a medium dark to dark tone.

Vivid

Vivid saturation of color with medium to medium dark tone.

Intense

Moderate saturation of color with a medium light
tone.

Medium Intense

Moderate saturation of color with a medium light
tone.

Light

Slightly grayish or brownish
saturation of color with a light tone.

Very light

Grayish color with a very light tone.

Clarity Grade

The clarity of colored gemstones is assessed without the aid of a loupe and at a distance of about 40 cm. Colored gemstones that are free of inclusions are very rare while visible inclusions are more common and acceptable. GemCloud Market classifies the clarity of colored gemstones into 8 different grades:

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Eye Clean

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Visible Inclusions

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Included

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Translucent

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Opaque

Eye Clean 1 (EC1)

Free of inclusions with the unaided eye and nearly
loupe clean.

Eye Clean 2 (EC2)

Free of inclusions while looking with the unaided
eye.

Visible
Inclusions 1 (VI1)

Inclusions are very slightly visible with the unaided
eye.

Visible
Inclusions 2 (VI2)

Inclusions are slightly visible with the unaided
eye.

Included 1 (I1)

Inclusions are highly visible with the unaided eye.

Included 2 (I2)

Inclusions are very highly visible with the unaided
eye.

Translucent (TL)

Partial light going through the gemstone due to numerous inclusions.

Opaque (O)

No light passing through the gemstone due to numerous inclusions.

Find the exact gemstone quality you are looking for

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About Us

The first curated colored gemstone marketplace from a live stream directly from the source.

GemCloud Market is the global gemstones sourcing platform for jewelers, designers and international brands. GemCloud Market is powered by GemCloud and aims to serve the whole jewelry and gemstones industry through digital support as well as responsible sourcing.

Responsible

Sustainable

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