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Diamond Clarity


Key Points


Of the 4Cs, clarity is the third most important characteristic because most imperfections cannot be seen unless under professional magnification.

(Cut is the most important 4C to consider)


Clarity refers to the tiny imperfections called inclusions. Diamonds with the least and smallest inclusions receive the highest clarity grades.

To maximize your budget, consider an SI quality diamond, knowing that it may have very slight inclusions visible to the naked eye.

Clarity refers to the tiny, natural imperfections that are present in all but the rarest diamonds. The less inclusions, the better the clarity.

Gemologists refer to these imperfections by a variety of technical names, including blemishes and inclusions. Because these imperfections tend to be microscopic, they do not generally affect a diamond's beauty in any discernible way.


 
Diamond Clarity

Absolutely Colorless

The highest color grade. Extremely rare.

Diamond Clarity

Colorless

Minute traces of color can be detected by an expert gemologist. A rare diamond.

Diamond Clarity

Near Colorless

Color difficult to detect unless compared side-by-side against diamonds of better grades. An excellent value.

Diamond Clarity

Near Colorless

An exceptional value with slightly detectable warmth or tone.

Diamond Clarity

Noticeable color

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