GEMS The 4 Cs of Diamonds - Clarity
Some inclusions — tiny crystals and other features within gems — will have no impact on a diamond’s clarity grade and value. Others can negatively affect not only a diamond’s beauty but also its structural integrity. Sometimes, diamonds with low clarity grades can still be “eye clean” and might make great buys. Confused? Learn how to judge a diamond’s clarity for yourself.
Are Flawless Diamonds Perfect?
Should I Buy a VVS2 Clarity Diamond?
Should I Buy a VVS1 Clarity Diamond?
Can an I1 Clarity Diamond be Eye-Clean?
Is a VS1 Clarity Diamond a Good Buy?
Is an SI2 Clarity Diamond Eye-Clean?
Is an SI1 Clarity Diamond a Good Choice?
Is a VS Clarity Diamond a Good Choice?
Should I Buy a VS2 Clarity Diamond?
Is an I Clarity Diamond a Good Buy?
Is an SI Clarity Diamond a Good Deal?
Is a D Color Flawless Diamond Worth the Price?
Should I Buy a VVS Diamond? 6 Pros & Cons
Diamond Buying and the 4 Cs, Part 4: Assessing Diamond Clarity
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