Diamond Clarity

Clarity refers to the inclusions in a diamond. Deep within the diamond, naturally occurring features such as wisps of minerals, uncrystallised carbon or tiny fractures, were formed when it was first created. These features are normally invisible to the naked eye, but they can influence the way light is reflected and refracted. A clarity grade from F (Flawless) to I (Included) is assigned to the diamond by a gemologist, who will examine the diamond under 10x magnification. This grade will also indicate if the inclusion is near the centre of the stone, along its girdle or on the outer edge.