DIAMOND FACTS | DIAMOND BUYING GUIDE
Diamond Color | Diamond Clarity | Diamond Weight | Diamond Cut| Diamond Fluoroscence | Diamond Certificates
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.
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.