Can you really tell the difference in diamond clarity?
The less noticeable a diamond’s inclusions are, the closer to flawless it will grade. The size of a diamond will affect its clarity grade. For example, a large diamond may have a small, but eye-visible, inclusion yet still receive a high clarity grade.
What’s better VVS or VS?
VVS (Very Very Slightly Included) diamonds are a grade better than VS (Very Slightly Included) diamonds. VS diamonds (both VS1 and VS2) contain a small number of inclusions when the diamond is viewed under 10x magnification.
What does l1 clarity mean?
I1 clarity describes the clarity of a diamond with small inclusions visible to the naked eye. I1 clarity diamonds offer an affordable alternative to high clarity diamonds which demand much higher prices. An understanding of clarity grades will help before buying an engagement ring.
Is color or clarity more important?
The color grade is more important than the clarity grade because cushion-cut diamonds tend to retain a lot of color. If you don’t want any hints of color, look for a cushion cut diamond with a color grade of H or above.
Is I1 clarity good?
Where does I1 clarity fall within the scale of clarity? I1 clarity diamonds fall nine places below the highest clarity grade possible for a diamond. According to the presence or concentration of clarity characteristics within a diamond, the GIA diamond clarity system ranks diamonds.
What is better VS2 or SI1?
Theoretically, the difference between SI1 and VS2 diamonds is that SI1 diamonds are more included than VS2 diamonds. But sometimes an SI1 can be a better choice than a VS2 diamond, because the inclusions are less noticeable or they’re in a place that’s hidden by your setting or the prongs holding it.
Is a SI1 clarity good?
SI1 has the fewest and smallest inclusions, while SI2 has more and larger inclusions. This doesn’t mean that SI clarity diamonds are a poor choice. In fact, most SI1 clarity diamonds will look just as good as a higher clarity diamond.