A diamond’s clarity is a reflection of how ‘clean’ it is.

All diamonds have natural inclusions, some more than others. Inclusions within the diamond can absorb any light trying to pass through the stone. This may affect the sparkle of the diamond.

Inclusions can be found inside the diamond or can be identified as blemishes on the surface of the diamond. It is important to remember that inclusions occur as part of the formation process in natural diamonds and should not be seen as flaws, merely birthmarks. All diamonds are unique and their clarity grade can play an essential part in identifying your diamond. Grading diamonds for clarity under 10x magnification is the standard across the diamond industry. This means that most inclusions are not visible to the naked eye. This forms the basis for what we grade as the clarity.

Considering the incredible process a diamond must go through, why are we so quick to judge a stone based on its clarity? And, if all diamonds have varying degrees of clarity, how is it that two diamonds with the same clarity grade be priced differently?

Read more about clarity here (pdf)

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