Clarity grades are used by diamond professionals everywhere. Clarity grades are also helpful to consumers who are making diamond buying decisions. The Gemological Institute of America's (GIA's) clarity grading system is the most widely used and respected in the world. Topazery's diamonds are clarity graded based on the GIA system. Clarity characteristics make every diamond unique; they are the diamond's fingerprint!
diamond shows no inclusions or blemishes under 10x magnification.
Internally Flawless (IF)
An Internally Flawless (IF) diamond shows no inclusions when examined by an experienced grader using 10x magnification.
Very Very Slightly Included (VVS1 and VVS2)
Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS) diamonds contain minute inclusions that are difficult even for experienced graders to see under 10x magnification.
Very Slightly Included (VS1 and VS2)
Very Slightly Included (VS) diamonds contain small or minor inclusions which an experienced grader may observe with effort under 10x magnification.
Slightly Included (SI1 and SI2)
Slightly Included (SI) diamonds contain inclusions that are noticeable to an experienced grader under 10x magnification.
Included (I1, I2, and I3)
Included (I1, I2, I3) diamonds that fall in the I range contain inclusions that are obvious to an experienced grader under 10x magnification.