Does Clarity Matter in Diamonds?
Hey! So it’s you and me here again! Going to be another ride, yeah. 🥰. Diamond hunting is a really hard task but I am here to make it easy for you! 😃 We know that you must be a little tired remembering all the color grades and scales etc. There's just too much to remember! 😕
However, you're willing to do this all for your girl. 💟 She deserves it right? All of this hard work, memorization and research will be worth that thousand dollar smile! 😄 She is like one in a million for you, just like an IF diamond found in a mine. 💎 Didn't get that reference? No worries, you will be able to understand it quite perfectly by the end of this fun studded but oh so informative guide. 😊💍 Hop on, fellas’!
💎 Background 💎
Do you want to sound super smart in front of your girl when you show her this beauty? 😁 Well, there's just simple facts that will help you out! 😉 She will be amazed when you tell her all about this. A diamond takes around one to three billion years to form. Isn't that crazy? That's probably a million lifetimes! On top of that, many of them do have imperfections - surface blemishes, inclusions etc. It's very rare for an IF diamond to be found - it's completely flawless and absolutely perfect, just like your girl! 😉🤩
💎 The Legendary Five Factors 💎
I will be comparing these factors to human skin to make it easier for you to understand! Am I not just the perfect dream guide? ;)
So have you ever woken up with a very big pimple on your face? It doesn't look good, right? 😕 However, if it's small, you won't even notice it much. 😄 It's the same with these inclusions. The bigger they are, the lower the diamond clarity grade. 💍
It is hard to deal with a pimple which is super big and red. You can't even hide it and anyone from a few feets away can easily spot it on your face. While, if it is not so puffy and red, you won't have much of a problem with it. 😄 It's the same with diamonds. If the imperfection is on the surface, it is said to be a blemish instead of an inclusion. If it's deeper, it's called an inclusion. 😊
If you have more pimples on your face, it will be easier to notice them. If a diamond has more imperfections, it's clarity grade will drop. 😕
Lastly, the location! Will you notice a pimple if it's right under your jaw? No, you won't because it's not easily visible. If the inclusion in a diamond is farther from the center of the stone, it won't be visible easily.
💎 Different Types 💎
This is clarity grading scale used to compare these diamonds! 💎 You should know them to be the know it all sexy man she would again fall in love with!
IF - Internally Flawless. 💍
VVS1, VVS2 - Very Very Slight Inclusions.💍
VS1, VS2 - Very Slight Inclusions.💍
SI1, SI2 - Slight Inclusions. 💍
I1, I2, I3 - Imperfect.💍
💎 The Clearest Diamond 💎
An FL - IF diamond is absolutely perfect without any visible inclusions even under 10x magnification! 🤯 These diamonds are completely flawless and very rare. 💎 An FL diamond has no inclusions or no blemishes at all! Whereas an IF diamond has no inclusions but it does have blemishes. They're definitely not easy to find in those diamond mines! Now, you most probably understand that reference. 😉🤪
FYI, another pro tip to remember is that a Flawless FL has absolutely no flaws! On surface or inside.
Now, let’s see an IF means internally flawless, so remember that by the I in it! It means that it has NO inclusions inside. Ta-daaah!
💎 Does the Clarity Really Matter? 💎
The truth is that FL - IF, VVS2, VVS2, VS1 and VS2 are all very clear to the naked eye. You can't really tell apart their imperfections by looking through naked eye. These imperfections are only visible with magnification! 💍😊 Most people who want to get a clear diamond, just go with one from these categories! 😄
Reference: The Diamond Pro
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