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Diamond Color & Clarity Grades


Feel free to use the tools that we have provided for you here to better educate yourself about diamonds. The following tools will help you to understand the G.I.A Rating and Clarity scales. We want you to understand what you’re getting from us, or anywhere else for that matter, so that you get the best deals and know you’re buying what you’re told you’re buying.

 

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G.I.A. Diamond Clarity Scale

 

FL
Flawless
No internal or external flaws.

IF
Internally Flawless
No internal flaws but some minor surface imperfections.

VVS
Very, Very Small Inclusions
Minor inclusions that will not be seen face-up at 10x.

VS
Very Small Inclusions

Minor inclusions that very difficult to see face-up at 10x.

    SI
Small Inclusions

Small inclusions that can be seen under 10x magnification but very difficult to see with unaided eye. Normally your “Best Buy”.

I
Obvious Inclusions

Contains inclusions that are visible to the unaided eye.

 


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