A Great Diamond Diamond Guide
Cut Clarity Color Carat Weight
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Practically all diamonds contain naturally occurring internal characteristics called inclusions. The size, nature, location and amount of inclusions determine a diamond's clarity grade and affect its cost.

One unique advantage of the Ideal Cut is that its sparkle can mask otherwise noticeable inclusions.

FL-IF

WS1-WS2

VS1-VS2

SI1-SI2

I1-I2

No inclusions visible (by
an expert) under 10x
magnification.
(FL=Flawless)
(IF=Internally Flawless)

Minute-extremely difficult
to find under 10x.
(WS=Very, very slight
inclusions.)

Minor-difficult to find under
10x.
(VS=Very small inclusions.)

Noticable, relatively easy
to find under 10x.
(SI=Small inclusions.)

Obvious under 10x - Just
visible to the naked eye.
(I=Imperfect)

Clarity Grading Scale

Diamond Clarity Grading Scale