Diamond Clarity Is:

  • A measure of the number of blemishes and or inclusions in diamonds

Majority of diamonds possess flaws because of the immense pressure taken to create a diamond coinciding with the fact that natural diamonds are not produced in laboratories. Most flaws in diamonds are microscopic and do not alter a diamond's attractiveness

There are two types of imperfections (flaws):

  • Inclusions Internal flaws
  • Blemishes Surface flaws

 Diamonds with fewer inclusions and blemishes have a higher value compared to the diamonds with lesser clarity; because of its greater rarity.

Diamonds are graded for clarity under 10x magnification.

Gradings range from flawless (diamonds that are free of blemishes and inclusions) to included 3 (diamonds which possess blemishes that are visible to the naked eye)


Flawless: extremely rare, posses no internal or external flaws


Internally Flawless: very rare, posses no internal flaws but has some surface flaws


Very very marginally included (two grades), inclusions are very hard to see under a 10x magnification by a trained gemmologist


Very slightly included (two grades). Inclusions are miniscule and are seen with difficulty under a 10x magnification, not visible to the naked eye


Marginally included (two grades). Miniscule inclusions are more effortlessly detected under 10x magnification, may be visible with the naked eye

-Grades, which are ranging from F through to SI, posses a changing, value depending on the diamonds clarity grade.

-Until a diamonds clarity grade is below the "I" grade the clarity has an effect on the diamonds value, not on the unmagnified diamonds presentation


Included (three grades). Miniscule inclusions more effortlessly detected under 10x magnification and visible to the naked eye