Engagement rings that have diamonds in their setting or design are famous for having a sparkly and stunning appearance. This famous sparkly and stunning appearance is a direct result of the clarity of the diamond. If you’re shopping for an engagement ring and the perfect diamond it is important to understand diamond clarity and how to tell if your desired diamond is perfect or not.
Flaws That Can Ruin Clarity
The term diamond clarity is a direct reference to any type of identifying characteristics or flaws that might be present on the diamond. There are two types of flaws that can affect the diamond clarity, one is a term for internal damage and the other is for external damage. Inclusions refer to internal flaws such as cracks and bubbles, while blemishes refer to external problems like nicks and scratches. Both types of damages can affect the clarity of the diamond.
Grade Level for Clarity
All diamonds, including those in engagement rings received a grade for clarity on a special scale. These grades include ratings of F for flawless— perfect diamonds that have no flaws, to VVS,VS,SI for small internal flaws and the lowest grade of I1-3 for diamonds that contain flaws that are visible to the human eye. Any grade level from F to SI are used only for pricing diamonds and do not mean that the diamonds contains any external flaws, while a grade of I means that the diamond has some visible flaws.