Diamond Guides

Diamond Clarity

Clarity grading is determined by a lack of inclusions and blemishes, or cloudiness inside a diamond.

The GIA Diamond Clarity Scale has 6 categories, some of which are divided, for a total of 11 specific grades (These explanations below are straight from the GIA, which is the global standard for diamond grading).

Flawless

(FL)

No inclusions and no blemishes visible under 10x magnification

Internally Flawless

(IF)

No inclusions visible under 10x magnification

Very, Very Slightly Included

(VVS1 AND VVS2)

Inclusions so slight they are difficult for a skilled grader to see under 10x magnification

Keyword: VVS-Minute

Very Slightly Included

(VS1 AND VS2)

Inclusions are observed with effort under 10x magnification, but can be characterized as minor

Keyword: VS-Minor

Slightly Included

(SI1 AND SI2)

Inclusions are noticeable under 10x magnification

Keyword: SI-Noticable

Included

(I1,I2, AND I3)

Inclusions are obvious under 10x magnification which may affect transparency and brilliance

Keyword: I-Obvious

Clarity Facts

Diamonds that have too many inclusions might affect the durability of the diamond.



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