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Diamond Clarity

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Diamond Clarity

Our diamond clarity chart shows how inclusions and blemishes have a direct impact on a diamond’s clarity grade and value.

How pure is the diamond? Diamond clarity is a rating on the Perfect to Inclusive scale, which measures the amount and location of impurities in a diamond. Inclusion is an internal or external characteristic or defect that occurs during the natural formation of the terrestrial diamond. Most diamonds contain impurities that cannot be detected with the naked eye.

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Diamond Clarity

Flawless (FL), Internally Flawless (IF)

Inner Perfect (IF) diamonds may contain external features (also known as imperfections) that are difficult to see at 10X magnification on the stone surface, while still being completely immaculate (FL)). is the best clarity of a diamond because it does not contain any impurities or imperfections, under the supervision of 10x magnification.

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Very Very Slightly Included (VVS1, VVS2)

Although the name may seem a little redundant, Very Very Few Include Diamonds (VVS1, VVS2) deserves this classification because, unlike Perfect Bretherin or their perfect interior, they contain The inclusions are so small that they are extremely difficult to remove. magnification used by gemologists to determine the clarity of a stone.

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Very Slightly Included (VS1, VS2)

Like higher grade diamonds, VS1 and VS2 diamonds also contain minor impurities, such as clouds, crystals or feathers, but unlike Very Light diamonds, rock inclusions Very light, albeit very small, difficult to identify at 10x magnification rather than extremely difficult.

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Slightly Included (SI1, SI2, SI3)

Even without 10x magnification, the included Vapor Diamonds (SI1, SI2, SI3) contain impurities visible to the human eye such as clouds, knots, crystals, cavities and feathers. . However, it is clear that and there are many without magnification, thought, that determine whether a diamond is lightly included or fully included.

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Included (I1, I2, I3)

Diamonds classified as Included (I1, I2, I3) contain very noticeable inclusions that are normally visible to the naked eye and even more so with 10x magnification. Enclosed diamonds sometimes show poor transparency and lack of brilliance due to clouds, feathers, knots, wormholes, and crystals large and deep enough to be mistaken for marks or crack. Despite these flaws, accompanying diamonds can still sell well, even if they are considered unworthy compared to a stone of higher purity.

What to Look for in Clarity

Below are some points to consider when selecting your desired clarity rating:

Diamond Clarity

Flawless Diamonds

Those who prefer a diamond with little or no inclusions will choose FLIF or VVS clarity. Although they cost more, these high quality diamonds look almost perfect.

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Choosing Very Slight Inclusions (VS)

While still considered high quality, diamonds graded in the VS purity range will not cost as much as higher quality diamonds. VS diamonds will contain impurities that cannot be detected by the naked eye.

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Slightly Included (SI)

Considered by many to be of great value, SI1SI2 diamonds will contain inclusions which can be detected with magnification, but are not detectable with the naked eye and will not detract from the beauty of the diamond.

If you are considering a diamond with an SI rating, contact your USA Diamonds and Jewelry Specialist to ensure inclusions are not visible to the naked eye.

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Going with a Large Diamond

Those who want a large carat at a lower price can choose diamonds from grades in SI3I1. The impurities in these stones are usually easy to see without magnification.

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Location

The location of the diamond has a significant effect on how pure the stone is.

The external and internal features hidden near the side faces of a diamond are less likely to affect its beauty than the dents and imperfections in the center of the diamond.


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FAQ for Diamond Clarity

Whats the best clarity for a diamond?

What is the best diamond clarity? The best diamond clarity is Flawless (FL). To explain, a Flawless diamond features no internal or external blemishes. Similarly, the Internally Flawless (IF) grade means the diamond has no internal flaws, but might have external blemishes.

How can you tell if a diamond has good clarity?

As a critical part of diamond grading, the accepted standard for determining diamond clarity is to examine the stone using a 10X microscope along with the trained naked eye. The level of visibility, the location, and the nature of inclusions (flaws) in a diamond determine the diamond clarity grade.

How can you tell the quality of diamonds at home?

To determine if your diamond is real, hold a magnifying glass up and look at the diamond through the glass. Look for imperfections within the stone. If you’re unable to find any, then the diamond is most likely fake. the majority of real diamonds have imperfections referred to as inclusions.

What does s12 clarity mean?

An SI2 diamond is a diamond that will have inclusions visible to the naked eye. This means that you can spot mid-sized inclusions without having to use a professional diamond loupe. The inclusions may require close inspection but they can be seen with the eye.the ratio of a metal in an alloy changes the color.



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