What is Clarity?
In gemology terms, clarity is defined as the number and size of tiny imperfections found in almost every diamond under 10X magnification. Most of these imperfections are not visible to the naked eye and hence do not affect the diamond's beauty in any way.
According to experts, clarity has the least impact on the diamond's physical appearance. The imperfections in diamonds are known by different technical names like blemishes and inclusions, among others. Diamonds with the least and smallest imperfections are said to be of the highest clarity.
Flawless, Internally Flawless: No internal or external imperfections. Internally Flawless: No internal imperfections. Very rare.
Very, Very Slightly Included: Very difficult to see imperfections under 10x magnification. An excellent quality diamond.
Very Slightly Included: Imperfections are not typically visible to the unaided eye. Considered to be less expensive than the VVS1 or VVS2 grades.
Slightly Included: Imperfections are visible under 10xmagnification, and may be visible with the unaided eye. A good diamond value.
Included: Jos Alukkas offers a limited selection of jewellery with diamonds of I1 grade clarity. This grade of diamonds will have minor inclusions that may be visible to the unaided eye.But we does not carry diamonds of I1 grade clarity
We does not carry diamonds of I2 or I3 grade clarity
Which Clarity Grade Is Suitable For Me?
While selecting the diamond, opt for an "eye-clean" diamond, i.e., one, which has no imperfections visible to the unaided-eye through the crown. Diamonds of this clarity are less expensive than flawless (FL) or internally flawless (IF) diamonds. Flawless or internally flawless stones are very rare and highly priced. Additionally, imperfections in diamonds graded Slightly Included (SI) are not visible to the unaided eye, thus making them highly valuable.