Diamond ClaritySee the different clarities of diamonds

Diamonds that are absolutely clear are the most sought-after and therefore the most expensive. But almost every diamond has inclusions — scratches, trace minerals or other tiny characteristics that can detract from the pure beauty of the diamond. Unless the diamond is graded F (flawless), there are imperfections.

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Diamond Clarity
FL-IF Flawless, Internally Flawless: No internal or external flaws. Internally Flawless: No internal flaws. Very rare and beautiful diamonds.
VVS1-VVS2 Very, Very Slightly Included: Very difficult to see inclusions under 10x magnification. An excellent quality diamond.
VS1-VS2 Very Slightly Included: Inclusions are not visible to the unaided eye. An excellent quality diamond.
SI1-SI2 Slightly Included: Inclusions are visible under 10x magnification, and may be visible with the unaided eye, (SI2). A good diamond value.
I1, I2, I3 Near-colourless. Colour slightly detectable.

What Clarity Grade Is Best

We recommend that you select an "eye-clean" diamond — one that has no inclusions visible to the unaided eye. An excellent value, diamonds of this clarity are much less expensive than IF- or F-grade diamonds and typically do not contain visible inclusions that detract from the beauty of the diamond.