Clarity determines how clean a diamond is. Nearly all diamonds, lab-grown and mined alike, have inclusions. These are imperfections that contribute to the overall uniqueness of a diamond, and commonly consist of crystals, feathers, clouds and trace minerals in mined diamonds, and trace metals in lab-grown diamonds.
Diamonds are graded on a clarity scale based on the number, size and type of inclusions, as determined by a gemologist.
|FL/IF||Flawless or Internally Flawless – No visible inclusions or imperfections with 10x magnification|
|VVS||Very Very Slightly Included – Inclusions difficult to see with 10x magnification|
|VS||Very Slightly Included – Inclusions seen with 10x magnification|
|SI||Slightly Included – Inclusions easily seen with 10x magnification, but not visible through the crown with the unaided eye|
|I||Included – Inclusions easily seen with the unaided eye|
Within a category, a “1” grading has fewer or smaller inclusions than a “2”.
D.NEA does not list “I” clarity diamonds however we do have some available. Please contact us if you are interested in “I” clarity diamonds.