Clarity of Diamonds
The clarity of a diamond describes the number and type of inclusions or imperfections present within it.
The purer a diamond is, the higher its value. Most diamonds have very small inclusions. The fewer and smaller these inclusions are, the better the light can pass through the stone.
|no inclusions at 10x magnification
|very very slightly included
|very, very small inclusions difficult to see under 10x magnification
|very slightly included
|smaller inclusions difficult to slightly easier to see under 10x magnification
|small inclusions easy to very easy to see under 10x magnification
|I1, I2, I3
|inclusions visible to the naked eye