Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The Four Cs of Buying the Right Diamond: Clarity

Clarity is defined as: a measure of internal defects of a diamond called inclusions. These inclusions can be foreign materials or structural imperfections and are generally graded by what is visible to a jeweler at 10x magnification.

Many of the diamonds mined today aren’t considered acceptable for use as a gemstone; only 20% make the cut, so to speak, and the rest are consigned to industrial use.
Clarity can range from flawless (perfect) to I (included). Below are explanations for each of the ranking levels, as standardized by certification societies.

Have questions about the clarity of a piece you already own (or a jewelry item on our site)? Give us a call at 865-686-0502!

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