Home    About us     Catalog    Contact us    Other Services

 

Diamond Cut

Diamond Color

Diamond Clarity

Carat weight

The GIA Clarity Scale contains 11 grades, with most diamonds falling into the VS (very slightly included) or SI (slightly included) categories. In determining a clarity grade, the GIA system considers the size, nature, position, color or relief, and quantity of clarity characteristics visible under 10 magnification.

  • Flawless (FL) - No inclusions or blemishes are visible to a skilled grader using 10 magnification
  • Internally Flawless (IF) - No inclusions and only blemishes are visible to a skilled grader using 10 magnification
  • Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS1 and VVS2) - Inclusions are difficult for a skilled grader to see under 10 magnification
  • Very Slightly Included (VS1 and VS2) - Inclusions are minor and range from difficult to somewhat easy for a skilled grader to see under 10x magnification
  • Slightly Included (SI1 and SI2) - Inclusions are noticeable to a skilled grader under 10x magnification
  • Included (I1, I2, and I3) - Inclusions are obvious under 10 magnification and may affect transparency and brilliance