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.
|IF||internally flawless||no inclusions at 10x magnification|
|VVS1/VVS2||very very slightly included||very, very small inclusions difficult to see under 10x magnification|
|VS1/VS2||very slightly included||smaller inclusions difficult to slightly easier to see under 10x magnification|
|SI1/SI2/SI3||slightly included||small inclusions easy to very easy to see under 10x magnification|
|I1, I2, I3||included||inclusions visible to the naked eye|