Diamond clarity is the assessment of imperfections on the surface or within the diamond. Inclusions are internal defects and are very common within most diamonds whereas flaws to the surface are known as blemishes. Diamonds with the least amount of defects will have a higher clarity grading.

Inclusions can appear black, grey or white in appearance and are graded under x10 magnification. Five grading factors which are considered are:

  • The size of the inclusions
  • Number of inclusions
  • Position of the inclusions
  • Colour and relief of the inclusions
  • Nature of the inclusions

Most diamonds are imperfect, however, our most popular grade is VS1 - VS2 due to appearing almost flawless to the naked eye, making them a good value option.