Clarity

  • Clarity Grading Scale
    F/FLAWLESS

    The diamond shows no inclusions or blemishes of any sort under 10X magnification when observed by an experienced grader. Note: Truly flawless or internally flawless (F or IF on the GIA’s grading scale) diamonds are extremely rare.

    IF/INTERNALLY FLAWLESS

    The diamond has no inclusions when examined by an experienced grader using 10X magnification, but will have some minor blemishes.

    VVS1, VVS2/VERY, VERY, SLIGHTLY INCLUDED

    The diamond contains minute inclusions that are difficult even for experienced graders to see under 10X magnification.

    VS1, VS2/VERY SLIGHTLY INCLUDED

    The diamond contains minute inclusions such as small crystals, clouds or feathers when observed with effort under 10X magnification.

    SI1, SI2/SLIGHTLY INCLUDED

    The diamond contains inclusions (clouds, included crystals, knots, cavities, and feathers) that are noticeable to an experienced grader under 10X magnification.

    I1, I2, I3/INCLUDED

    The diamond contains inclusions (possibly large feathers or large included crystals) that are obvious under 10X magnification.