Clarity of diamond denotes a measure of the tiny imperfectness that can be present in a diamond. Though most of these imperfections are minuscule, it counts in clarity measurements. Such imperfections are an integral part of all diamonds except the finest pieces. These tiny and minute imperfections have no effect on the natural beauty of diamond. Diamonds which have the minimum number of imperfections are known to have the highest in terms of clarity grades.
Gemologists have different names for these minute imperfections present in diamond. These are often referred as inclusions and blemishes among several other names.
Know the Right Clarity for You
- Choose a diamond which is ‘eye-clean’. Such a piece will not have any kind of imperfections visible to the naked eye. You will find these diamonds less expensive than other internally flawless or flawless diamonds. Eye clean diamonds are easily available too.
- Diamonds which are graded as SI1 + have microscopic imperfections, which cannot be detected with naked eyes. If you wish to get such a diamond, you can take help from your jewelry consultant who will review all the imperfections and assure you that the imperfections are not visible to the naked eyes.
Diamond Clarity Chart :
FL, IF Flawless, Internally Flawless: You will find no imperfections. Internally it is just Flawless: Rare diamond.
VVS1, VVS2 Very, Very Slightly Included: With 10x magnification also imperfections are difficult to detect. These are the diamond of excellent quality.
VS1, VS2 Very Slightly Included: Imperfections rarely seen by naked eye. These are highly affordable as these are less expensive than others.
SI1, SI2 Slightly Included: With 10x magnification, imperfections can be seen. It is a good quality diamond.