Clarity measures the incidence of natural inclusions or imperfections found in a diamond. Diamonds graded SI2 or better generally appear “eye clean,” meaning that imperfections are not visible without a jewelers loupe of 10x magnification. Diamonds graded below SI2 usually possess eye visible imperfections, meaning that the unaided eye can easily discern the various blemishes in the stone. When grading, clarity characteristics are usually divided into two categories.
Inclusions: imperfections that occur naturally inside the diamond itself. These were formed miles below the surface, when the diamond was formed under intense heat and pressure.
Blemishes: imperfections that occur on the surface of the diamond and occur during the cutting and polishing process. A diamond’s clarity is determined by the number, size, type and placement of the inclusions, such as tiny white points, dark dots, or feathery cracks naturally found in the diamond.
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