FL-IF : Internally
Flawless. Diamonds falling under this grade has no visible flaws even when examined
under 10X magnification. FL-IF diamonds are very rarely found and they attract premium
Very Very Slightly Included. Diamonds with VVS1 or VVS2 has barely any inclusions
and are found only under high magnification. These diamonds are rare and exquisite.
Slightly. Minor or very slight inclusions are found under appropriate magnifications.
Inclusions are not visible to the unaided eye. Diamonds of VS clarity are of outstanding
included. Slight inclusions are easily found under 10x magnifications. At times,
diamonds under SI1 and SI2 clarity may have minor inclusions visible to the unaided
eye. SI clarity diamonds are great value for money.
I1 clarity diamonds have inclusions numerous enough or of a nature that can be very
easily seen. Diamonds of this clarity represent an incredible value over an SI and
higher clarity grades, especially for someone not as sensitive to the presence of
inclusions and who wants to maximize size (or weight) of the diamond.
Choosing your perfect Clarity
If you want perfection
regardless of cost - go for IF -VVS
If you want excellent
quality without sacrificing appearance - go for VS - SI
If you want a bigger
sized diamond and do not want to spend much -- go for I1