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DIAMOND CLARITY

WHAT IS DIAMONDS CLARITY?

WHAT EFFECTS DIAMOND CLARITY?

01 - INCLUSIONS

Natural diamonds are the result of carbon exposed to tremendous heat and pressure deep in the earth. This process can result in a variety of internal characteristics called inclusions. Many inclusions and blemishes are too tiny to be seen by anyone other than a trained diamond grader. This is why expert and accurate assessment of diamond clarity is extremely important.

FLAWLESS - FL

Flawless (FL): No inclusions and no blemishes are visible to a skilled grader using 10x magnification.

INTERNALLY FLAWLESS - IF

Internally Flawless (IF): No inclusions and only blemishes are visible to a skilled grader using 10x magnification.

VERY, VERY SLIGHTLY INCLUDED - VVS

Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS): Minute inclusions that range from extremely difficult to very difficult to see are
visible to a skilled grader using 10x magnification.

VERY SLIGHTLY INCLUDED - VS

Very Slightly Included (VS): Minor Inclusions that range from difficult to somewhat easy to see are visible to a
skilled grader using 10x magnification.

SLIGHTLY INCLUDED- SI

Slightly Included (SI): Noticeable inclusions that range from easy to very easy to see are visible to a skilled grader
using 10x magnification.

INCLUDED - I

Included (I): Obvious inclusions are visible to a skilled grader using 10x magnification and may affect transparency
and brilliance.

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