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Diamond Clarity Chart

Clarity is a measure of the number and extent of the flaws in the diamond. A diamond's clarity refers to the presence of identifying characteristics on and within the diamond. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) grades diamond clarity using 10X magnification.There are five categories in class that anyone interested in purchasing a diamond should be aware of when grading clarity.
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FL Flawless Shows no inclusions or blemishes when viewed with 10x magnification.
IF Internally Flawless Contains no inclusions under 10x magnification; minor blemishes tolerated.
VVS1 & VVS2 Very Very Slight Included Contains minute inclusions that are extremely difficult to locate under 10x magnification.
VS1 & VS2 Very Slight Included Contains minute inclusions, such as clouds, crystals, or feathers, which are difficult to locate with 10x magnification.
SI1 & SI2 .Slightly Included Noticeable inclusions under 10x magnification, including clouds, knots, crystals, cavities, and feathers.
SI3 Slightly Included Contains inclusions that are very easy to see with 10x magnification. Grading split between SI2 and I1.
I1, I2, I3 Included Contains very obvious inclusion under 10x magnification. Usually can be seen with the naked eye. Clarity might also impede transparency and affect brilliance.

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