Diamond Jewelry Clarity

"Diamond Clarity is More Important Than the Weight and Size"


You might want to inspect the diamond clarity of a diamond jewelry by showing up at the store. Or you can rely on a online store's descriptions and reputation.



On this page you'll gain a basic understanding of how the clarity of diamond jewelry affects the price and how valuable it is compared to the carat weight and size.

You'll find a diamond clarity chart which will give you clear overview of how it all works.

What's Diamond Clarity?

Diamond clarity is based on the number, location, size and type of inclusions found in the stone.

Clarity of a diamond is important if you want a flawless stone. But as mentioned, the size of a diamond is likely to overrun the value even if it's "uglier" than a small and flawless stone.

But you don't have to worry about that. Most reputable jewelry stores sell high-quality diamond jewelry that fulfills all of the 4 C's, which are diamond clarity, Diamond Carat Weight, Diamond Cut and Diamond Color.


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What's a Diamond Inclusion?

It's a particle of impurity or trace mineral inside of the diamond. Often known as "nature's fingerprints". It's tricky to see those imperfections through the bare eye so you'll need a jeweler's loupe to take a look at that.

Diamond clarity chart

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) tags diamonds as:
Fl, Flawless
No internal or external flaws.

IF, Internally Flawless
No internal flaws. Slight external blemishes.

VVS1 & VVS2, Very, very slightly included
Minute inclusions. Difficult for even an experienced grader to detect.

VS1 & VS2, Very slightly included
Minute inclusions. Not easily seen by an experienced grader.

SI1 & SI2, Slightly included
Inclusions that are noticeable to an experienced grader.

I1 & I2 & I3, Included
Obvious inclusions that may affect transparency and brilliance.


The fewer inclusions the diamond has - thus clearer, more brilliant and more expensive it will be. Usually a "flawless" diamond with no inclusions is extremely rare and valuable.

Inclusions affect a diamond's clarity because they interfere with the light that passes through the gemstone. Some types of inclusions can even make the gemstone vulnerable to shattering. So beware of the


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Is Inclusion the same as Blemish?

No. Diamond blemishes are abrasion or scratch marks on the surface. And you can often see them with your naked eye.




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