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Clarity and Color
Most diamonds contain inclusions. Inclusions are natural birthmarks and considered nature's fingerprints on the diamond. A diamond's clarity is determined under 10 power magnification by a trained eye, taking into account the number, size, type, and location of the inclusions. The fewer the inclusions in a diamond, the more valuable it is.
|FL||Flawless (extremely rare)|
|IF||Internally Flawless (rare)|
|VVS1-VVS2||Very, very slightly included. Difficult to spot imperfections under 10 power.|
|VS1-VS2||Very slightly included. Inclusions visible under 10 power.|
|SI1||Slight inclusions which do not affect the diamond's durability and are visible under 10 power.|
|SI2||Slight inclusions which do not affect the diamond's durability. Some inclusions may be visible to the unaided eye.|
|I1||Inclusions visible to the unaided eye.|
|I2||Inclusions obvious to the unaided eye.|
|I3||Inclusions dominate the stone.|
A diamond is the only stone in which the absence of color makes the stone more valuable. A colorless diamond acts as a prism to form a rainbow of colors, commonly called "fire". The scale below shows the color range from colorless to a degree of yellow tint. Visible differences between one grade of color and the next grade are very subtle.
|D E F||G H I J||K L M N||O P Q R||S T U V W X Y Z|
|Colorless||Near Colorless||Faint Yellow||Very Light Yellow||Light Yellow|