Diamond clarity is an important parameter that determines the beauty and visual appeal of a diamond. The lesser the number of blemishes and inclusions a diamond has, the higher the clarity grade would be. Make no mistake; clarity can determine the impact a diamond makes at first sight. However, many imperfections like inclusions and blemishes cannot be recognized easily by the naked eye. Below is a discussion on the different types of inclusions that you should be aware of while shopping for common engagement rings.
Different Types of Inclusions
- Bearding: these inclusions appear at the girdle region and may cause a marginally fuzzy appearance on the diamond.
- Graining: on account of uneven crystal growth, this feature causes inner graining to start to show up as white, shaded, or reflective lines, and can make the diamonds have a foggy appearance.
- Cavity: these pits can seem lackluster based on the kind of included minerals that exist inside the body of the stone. In the event that the crystal growth of the cavity is hued, they will be substantially clearer in appearance and can be seen with the naked eye.
- Feather: This is a little break that can be found inside the diamond and based on the edge at which it is seen, it can seem to be transparent, or it can catch the light and make a certain degree of white appearance.
These are only a few potential inclusions you can discover with diamonds. It is, in every case, best to think about getting guidance from an expert, and to depend on the GIA (the Gemological Institute of America) to decide the definite clarity grade of the diamond, because of the different flaws and inclusions which can be found.
If you have a VVS2 clarity grade diamond, it may take a couple of minutes with a 10x loupe to locate the genuine pinpoint of a defect that is the “Very Very Small Inclusion.” One could discover a VS1’s flaws in less time; however, these are just slightly bigger than what you have in a VVS2. VS2s clarity grade inclusions can be found immediately with a 10x fueled loupe, yet are typically hidden from the unaided eye. When you consider SI1 and SI2 diamond clarity grades, in any case, you start to locate diamonds with eye-visible inclusions a lot more often. Due to this, it is important to confine your purchase to reliable vendors.
Consider and understand the above facts about diamond inclusions before you purchase the most popular diamond engagement rings.