Diamonds are a natural wonder. Unique geological occurrences produce this precious resource, and because they are a natural product, no two are exactly alike. Even the finest diamonds feature microscopic inclusions (internal characteristics) or blemishes (external characteristics). The GIA Diamond Clarity Scale was created as a universally accepted method of grading the clarity of a stone, with 11 grades from “flawless” (FL) – which means no visible inclusions or blemishes at 10x magnification, to stones with flaws that could affect brilliance or transparency. Below are 6 categories that make up the grading scale:
When buying an engagement ring, know that all of Gemvara’s diamonds are SI2 (Slightly Included) or higher on the diamond clarity chart, with flaws that tend to be invisible to the untrained or naked eye. Since most flaws are imperceptible and don’t affect the outward appearance of a stone, clarity is considered the least important factor in choosing your stone.