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Diamonds that are absolutely clean are very much in demand and are therefore the most expensive. But most of the diamonds have inclusions — scratches, trace minerals or other tiny characteristics that can detract from the pure beauty of the diamond. The GIA report summarizes the number, location, size, and type of inclusions present in a diamond

FL, IF Diamonds: Flawless has no internal or external flaws, and internally flawless has no internal flaws.

VVS1, VVS2 Diamonds: Very, very slightly included. Very difficult to see inclusions under 10x magnification. An excellent quality diamond.

VS1, VS2 Diamonds: Very slightly included. Unable to see inclusions with an unaided eye. Much less expensive than the VVS1 or VVS2 grades.

SI1, SI2 Diamonds: Slightly included. Inclusions easily visible with 10x magnification, not with unaided eye. A good value in a clarity grade.

I1, I2, I3 Diamonds: Included. We do not sell this quality diamonds in our settings.

We strongly recommend that you select an "eye-clean" diamond — one that has no inclusions visible to the unaided eye — like VS1-VS2 or SI1-2 grade. Diamonds of this clarity are less expensive than flawless diamonds, and typically do not have visible inclusions that detract from the beauty of the diamond. But, if you'd rather not compromise on clarity but are budget conscious, choose a diamond with a good cut and G or H color.

Diamond Color

We think color is one is one of the most important factors to consider when selecting a diamond because it is one of the first things most people notice-whether or not the diamond is "white". View Details.

Diamond Cut

In its natural state, a diamond's beauty is generally concealed. While nature determines a diamond's color, clarity, and carat weight, the hand of a master craftsman is needed to release its fire and beauty. View Details.

Carat Weight

Diamonds are sold by the carat (ct)-not to be confused with karat (kt), which refers to gold quality in the Unites States. Once you've determined what cut, color, and clarity grade you're looking for in a diamond, it's easy to determine the carat weight of diamond that will fit within your budget. View Details.

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