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Diamond Clarity Is:

  • A measure of the number of blemishes and or inclusions in diamonds

Majority of diamonds possess flaws because of the immense pressure taken to create a diamond coinciding with the fact that natural diamonds are not produced in laboratories. Most flaws in diamonds are microscopic and do not alter a diamond's attractiveness

There are two types of imperfections (flaws):

  • Inclusions Internal flaws
  • Blemishes Surface flaws

 Diamonds with fewer inclusions and blemishes have a higher value compared to the diamonds with lesser clarity; because of its greater rarity.

Diamonds are graded for clarity under 10x magnification.

Gradings range from flawless (diamonds that are free of blemishes and inclusions) to included 3 (diamonds which possess blemishes that are visible to the naked eye)

F

Flawless: extremely rare, posses no internal or external flaws

IF

Internally Flawless: very rare, posses no internal flaws but has some surface flaws

VVS1-VVS2

Very very marginally included (two grades), inclusions are very hard to see under a 10x magnification by a trained gemmologist

VS1-VS2

Very slightly included (two grades). Inclusions are miniscule and are seen with difficulty under a 10x magnification, not visible to the naked eye

SI1-SI2

Marginally included (two grades). Miniscule inclusions are more effortlessly detected under 10x magnification, may be visible with the naked eye

Note:
-Grades, which are ranging from F through to SI, posses a changing, value depending on the diamonds clarity grade.

-Until a diamonds clarity grade is below the "I" grade the clarity has an effect on the diamonds value, not on the unmagnified diamonds presentation

I1-I2-I3 

Included (three grades). Miniscule inclusions more effortlessly detected under 10x magnification and visible to the naked eye

 

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