Clairity Grades

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The typical grades of gem clarity are as follows:

FL FLAWLESS - describes diamonds in which a gemologist under favorable lighting conditions, cannot see any inclusions at ten power magnification
IF INTERNALLY FLAWLESS - describes diamonds which have no internal characteristics observable under the the same conditions as (FL), but which have minor surface blemishes that do not penetrate the stone.
VVS1 VERY, VERY SLIGHTLY INCLUDED - describes diamonds that have very, very small inclusions which are difficult for a gemologist to see at 10x magnification.
VVS2
VS1 VERY SLIGHTLY INCLUDED - describes stones with very small inclusions which can be difficult to observe with 10x magnification. Inclusions are barely visible to the unaided eye, except on some larger stones or large Emerald Cuts.
VS2
SI1 SLIGHTLY INCLUDED - describes stones with small inclusions which are usually obvious when viewed with 10x magnification. Inclusions are difficult to see with the unaided eye, except on larger stones or occasionally with Emerald Cuts.
SI2
SI3
I1 IMPERFECT or PIQUE - describes stones with medium to large inclusions (Piques) which are usually obvious to a gemologist with the unaided eye. An I1 may have inclusions barely visible or located to the side while an I2 will have numerous inclusions that may be centrally located.
I2
I3

These are used to describe the gems we sell. However, these grades are determined by the gem cutters we buy our gems from. Sometimes one will be more stringent than another, so the actual grading can differ somewhat. If you have questions we will be happy to check the grading according to the above definitions.

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