Diamond Clarity

Diamond’s clarity is ascertained by the nature, number, position, dimension, and color of its inner attributes called "inclusions" and surface features called "blemishes". As known to all diamonds are formed deep within the earth, under extreme heat and pressure, they often hold distinctive birthmarks, which are either internal (inclusions) or external (blemishes). These are naturally occurring features like minerals wisps, un-crystallized carbon, and tiny cracks that are formed deep within the diamond when it was first shaped. The word clarity addresses about how clear a diamond is. It illustrates the existence or nonexistence, of inclusions (flaws) within the diamond or any blemishes on its surface. Though usually invisible to the naked eye, they can manipulate the way light is reflected and refracted. Inclusions interrupt the flow of light in the diamond so that some of the light reflected is lost.

The blemishes or inclusions inside a diamond interfere with the brilliance of the diamond because these minor imperfections create disturbance in the path of light throughout the diamond. Our diamond cutters in Fascinating Diamonds try their best to cut the diamonds as impeccably as possible, devoid of all the flaws. The cost of the diamond also varies along with the inclusions existent in the diamond. An unblemished, flawless diamond is very rare and extremely valuable; on the contrary a tarnished diamond loses its worth little by little depending on the blemish or inclusion. While purchasing a piece of diamond jewelry, one desires to take into possession an exquisite item that is of supreme quality in fields of cut, color, clarity and carat. Hence, stressing on those factors, Fascinating Diamonds choose good quality diamonds to adorn sparkle in your smile. In the information column provided about the ring in Fascinating Diamonds, details about the clarity of the diamond are also given. Monetary value is a factor while purchasing diamonds and so Fascinating Diamonds provide a wide variety of diamonds to select from that fits your budget. There are also enticing offers and discounts brought by Fascinating Diamonds which can be privileged to purchase the selected ring at reduced price. One can also avail easy financing for jewelries to buy an exorbitant ring without any taxation on pocket as one can pay at his own convenience over a period of nearly one year. There is a chart given below that shows the grading of diamond on the basis of natural flaws, as we follow downwards, the cost of diamond decreases.

With the assistance of GIA International Diamond Grading System, diamonds are allotted a clarity grade that ranges from pure (flawless) to heavily included (I3). Nearly all diamonds are graded for clarity by means of the 11 point diamond clarity scale created by the GIA (each of our diamond is GIA certified). Every diamond is exclusive and in grading diamond clarity, GIA thoroughly checks for the number, size, color, reflectivity, and position of every defect visible in a diamond under 10x magnification and good lighting by a qualified grader.

Very Slightly included diamonds contain minute inclusions like crystals or feathers, which are difficult to somewhat easy for a skilled grader to detect under 10x magnification.

GIA diamond clarity scale

  • Flawless or FL :No inclusions or blemishes are visible to a skilled grader using 10x magnification.

  • Internally Flawless or IF : No inclusions, only blemishes are visible to a skilled grader using 10x magnification.

  • Very Very Slightly Included or VVS1/ VVS2 : Inclusions are difficult to detect for a skilled grader under 10x magnification.

  • Very Slightly Included or VS1/ VS2 : Inclusions are negligible and range from difficult to somewhat easy for a skilled grader to detect it under 10x magnification.

  • Slightly Included or SI1/SI2 : Inclusions are obvious to a skilled grader when using 10x magnification.

  • Included or I1/I2/I3 : Inclusions are noticeable under 10x magnification and may influence transparency and brilliance.