Clarity

diamond Another fundamental attributes of a diamond.
diamond It depends on the size, nature of the inclusions and internal characteristics of a stone.
diamond Fewer are the inclusions or blemishes on the diamond, higher are the clarity grade.

What Is The Clarity Chart?

The clarity of the diamond is defined as per the clarity grades given below:

  • IF (Internally Flawless): These are certified diamonds which are extremely rare. There is no technical flaw.

  • VVS1 (Very Very Slightly Included 1): A diamond with single tiny inclusion, which is visible only with a powerful microscope falls into this grade. VVS1 guarantees that the inclusion will not be visible even under a 10x magnification loupe.

  • VVS2 (Very Very Slightly Included 2)The diamonds with two tiny inclusions are VVS2 graded diamonds. Although they offer a high level of clarity yet, the inclusions might be visible using a 10x magnification loupe.

  • VS1 (Very Slightly Included 1): These diamonds have one small or a few tiny inclusions. These inclusions will not be visible to the unaided eye but can be located with a 10x magnification loupe.

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  • VS2 (Very Slightly Included 2): Diamonds with a series of tiny inclusions which can be located using a 10x magnification loupe are VS2 clarity diamonds. This is the last grade which guarantees an eye clean diamond.

  • SI1 (Slightly Included 1): The diamonds having two medium or several small inclusions, which are visible to the unaided eye (especially, if not place appropriately).

  • SI2 (Slightly Included 2): This grade includes diamonds with a number of inclusions which are almost visible to the naked eye.

  • I1 (lower): This the last grade for clarity and the diamonds with this grade have greater number of inclusions visible to unaided eye, even with the certification like GIA.

What Clarity Grade Is Right For Me?

  • The IF clarity diamonds are rare found and offer highest level of clarity. If clarity is a concern, then nothing beats them. And, these are the most expensive one too.

  • VVS1 and VVS2 bring forth high level of clarity and are less expensive option than the IF diamonds.

  • Next, the VS1 and VS2 clarity diamonds are an excellent choice for those who are looking for eye-clean diamonds at cheap prices.

  • You can opt for SI1 or SI2 diamonds, if they are well placed in the metal of your choice. As appropriate setting night hide the illusions and they offer great value for money.

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