Diamond Clarity

What Is Diamond Clarity?

Diamond clarity refers to the purity and rarity of the stone. When forming, natural microscopic characteristics can be trapped within or on the diamond. These internal and surface characteristics are inspected by gemologists, who use 10x magnification to assign a clarity grade to each diamond. Diamonds with no or few inclusions are considered particularly rare and highly valued.

Diamond Clarity Chart

Experienced gemologists use 10x magnification to identify and classify clarity characteristics by size, type and position. Characteristics are mapped on a “diamond plot” which looks different for every diamond! Gemological labs, such as GIA and IGI, measure diamonds on a scale from “Included” to “Flawless”.

FL  Flawless
IF Internally Flawless
VVS1
VVS2
Very Very Slightly Included
VS1
VS2
Very Slightly Included
SI1
SI2
Slightly Included
I1
I2
I3
Included
(Not Carried by Venini Diamonds)

 

How Important Is Diamond Clarity?

The importance of diamond clarity is affected by the other diamond qualities, such as shape and size. In step-cut shapes, such as emerald cut and asscher cut diamonds, the shallow pavilion and open table accentuate the clarity of the stone and can make characteristics more easily visible. Similarly, in larger carat sizes, characteristics can be more noticeable due to larger facets.

Like all the 4C’s, the optimal clarity grade is a matter of personal preference. Every diamond is unique, even diamonds of the same clarity grade. You can discover each diamond’s unique plot when browsing our collection of ethically sourced diamonds!

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