The clarity of a diamond is one among the 4C’s of a diamond and is very important in determining the value of the diamond. In the process of diamond certification done by the GIA, they assign a clarity grade to the diamond that is under consideration. The flaws in a diamond are generally called as inclusions, and it includes internal flaws like cracks, feathers, crystal clusters, etc. There can also be external flaws in a diamond, due to the wear and tear of the stone.
It is important to have a fair idea about the clarity grades of diamonds so that you will be able to buy a diamond with good clarity grade. If you are buying your diamond from Beverly diamonds, there will be a GIA certificate, which accompanies the diamond you purchase. In the certificate, you can know the exact details of the clarity grade of the diamond. Make sure that you confirm the clarity grade before you make the purchase. In the past, there have been so many customers who had made satisfactory purchases from Beverly diamonds, and this is reflected in a large number of positive Beverly diamonds reviews.
Here are some essential details about the clarity grade of diamonds, which can be helpful to you while you make your purchases with Beverly diamonds or any other genuine diamond dealer.
There are six grades on the clarity scale of diamonds. Every diamond certified by the GIA belongs to one of these clarity grades.
Flawless (F): This grade is very rare in diamonds. A diamond with this grade will be one without any kind of visible blemishes or inclusions. The stone will be clear even under 10x magnification.
Internally Flawless (IF): The diamonds with this clarity grade are the ones, which have blemishes, which can be seen only under a 10x magnification. For a normal person, an internally flawless diamond will look similar to a flawless diamond. These diamonds are also rare but can be found more than the flawless diamonds.
Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS1 and VVS2): Such diamonds have inclusions that are visible only under 10x magnification. However, even this can be difficult. One will have to look from the pavilion or crown of the diamonds to see such inclusions.
Very Slightly Included (VS1 and VS2): Diamonds with this grade have inclusions easily detected under a 10x magnification loupe.
Slightly Included (SI1 and SI2): The inclusions in diamonds with SI1 grade can be seen easily through 10x magnification. SI2 graded diamonds may have flaws that can be seen through naked eyes.
Included (I1, I2, and I3): Such diamonds have flaws, which can be seen clearly through naked eyes.
Keep these things in your mind while you go on purchasing a diamond.