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Clarity Batu Permata Berlian Diamonds

One of the most important variables with a diamond’s value and beauty is its clarity.  Inside of the majority of diamonds (except for rare specimens) there are inclusions, consider them flaws or the presence orf scratches or another blemish on the outside.  Its clarity is a measure of how apparent of those are.  The lowest grade is I (I1, I2, I3) which stands for included.  With these type of stones the inclusions are visible to the naked eye.  The next step up is known as SI (SI1 and SI2) which means slightly included.  SI1 is better than SI2 and this class inclusions are generally only detectable by a trained pro using a magnifier.  The next step up is VS which means very slightly included and in this range there are VS1 and VS2 grades.  Above those is VVS or very very slightly included and generally only an experience professional can detect flaws with these.  Believe it or not one can get diamonds with even better clarity.  One that is IF or internally flawless is a stone that is nearly perfect other than maybe some small imperfections on the surface.  So that brings us to the rarest and certainly the most expensive class of clarity for diamonds and that is FL or flawless.

A stone that meets this criteria is perfect as far as inclusions go.  A round diamond can be beautiful even with inclusions if the cut is good.  Clarity is even more important with stones that don’t have many cuts.  For instance if you want to buy an emerald shaped diamond its pertinent to get at least a VS1 or VVS range stone (or even better IF or flawless if in your budget).  Asscher is another shape where the clarity will matter big time in how attractive the rock is as the inclusions are more apparent with it.


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