The 4C’s of Diamonds – Clarity June 4, 2018 – Posted in: Our Blog

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Tiny imperfections inside the diamond are called inclusions while surface imperfections are called blemishes. These flaws interfere with the light’s path through your diamond and can affect the sparkle! Clarity is often not as important as cut and colour because most inclusions are microscopic.

Diamond clarity is graded on an 11 point scale created by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) using 10x magnification. Your diamond scores a higher clarity grade with fewer and less visible inclusions.

Don’t fret over “flawless” – it’s so rare at < 1% of all diamonds, and is only confirmed under 10x magnification. You can maximize your budget by shopping for an “eye clean” diamond – with no inclusions visible under the naked eye!


Shiny diamond on black background.