Clarity

Diamond clarity grades range from I3 to Flawless. Bort quality diamonds are industrial diamonds that dont make it into gem quality diamond grading. Since diamonds form under tremendous pressure and heat it is nearly impossible to find a diamond that lacks any internal or external charecteristics. The charecteristics are a by product of its formation in the Earth over billions of years and help gemologists to identify specific stones. All diamonds are graded first by the naked eye, then by no more than 10X magnification to identify inclusions. Magnification over 10X cannot be used to locate charecteristics, but only to more closely undertsnad their type and shape.

Diamond imperfections are like birth marks. No two diamonds are ever alike. When considering what clarity range is right for you remember that SI clarity diamonds have no visible inclusions without magnification and are quite often a great value range. Also Imperfect diamonds when selected with an extraordinary cut can be so brilliant that the visible inclusions become very difficult to spot. All of the diamonds offered at Your Jewelry Box have been hand selected for maximum brilliance and fire.

FW Flawless

Flawless Diamond or Internally Flawless Diamond contain no visible inclusions

VVS1

VVS1-Very Very Slightly Included means it is very very difficult for a trained eye to identify inclusions under 10x magniification. The one means the inclusions are even smaller, fewer, or more remotely located than VVS2.

VVS2

VVVS2-Very Very Slightly Included means it is very very difficult for a trained eye to identify inclusions under 10x magnification

VS1

VS1-Very Slightly Included means it is very difficult for a trained eye to identify inclusions under 10x magnification. The one means the inclusions are even smaller, fewer, or more remotely located than VS2.

VS2

VS2-Very Slightly Included means it is very difficult for a trained eye to identify inclusions under 10x magnification.

SI1

SI1-Slightly Included means that the diamond is only slightly included. No inclusions are visible to the naked eye, and inclusions are generally very small. SI Clarity grades are in the top 15% of all gem quality diamonds in the world. SI is generally one of the best value ranged for an extraordinary diamond.

SI2

SI2-Slightly Included means that the diamond is only slightly included. The two means that the inclusions may be a fraction larger than SI1. No inclusions are visible to the naked eye, and inclusions are generally very small to small. SI Clarity grades are in the top 15% of all gem quality diamonds in the world. SI is generally one of the best value ranged for an extraordinary diamond.

I1

I1-Imperfect diamonds generally have some charecteristic that is visible to a trained eye without magnification. When YourJewelryBox.com selects and offers I1 clarity diamonds for sale it is because they are what the industry calls eye clean diamonds. That is a diamond that when being graded is imperfect, but due to other factors provides a brilliance that most individuals can't see any inclusions without magnification.

I2

I2-Imperfect diamonds have some charecteristic(s) that is/are visible to the naked eye without magnification. In this clarity range diamonds do have noticeable inclusions. Generally only used as accent diamonds that are small enough that the inclusions aren't visible.

I3

I3-Imperfect diamonds in the I3 range have a shattered appearance, and can be in danger of shattering easily due to the number of inclusions present. While these are technically gem quality, they are only a small step above bort/industrial diamonds.

Bort / Industrial

Bort Quality Diamonds are not gem quality and make up the large

> > >