The “C” That Gives Your Diamond Unique Character
Diamonds are formed under extreme heat and pressure, which often leaves them with unique, internal or surface characteristics known as “inclusions.” No two diamonds are alike and no single diamond is perfect under 10X magnification. A good comparison for an inclusion would be a birthmark.
The Diamond Clarity grading scale is as follows: Flawless, VVS1-VVS2, VS1-VS2, SI1-SI2, I1, I2-I3. See below for a visual representation and more explanation of each grade on the scale.