How do you know if a diamond is eye clean?

Eye-clean diamonds don’t have any inclusions and blemishes that are visible to the naked eye. Under magnification, they have imperfections, but not when you look at it without a jeweler’s loupe.

Are all VS1 diamonds eye clean?

Diamonds with a VS1 clarity grade will always be eye-clean. That means they’ll have no imperfections visible to the naked eye.

Are SI1 diamonds always eye clean?

With most diamond shapes, SI1 clarity inclusions are almost always eye-clean, meaning you can’t see the imperfections with the naked eye. In some diamonds, however, you might be able to notice flaws without magnification.

Are VS2 diamonds always eye clean?

While VS2 diamonds are usually eye-clean, some outliers exist, especially in larger-sized stones like 3, 4 and 5 Carat diamonds. These outliers often barely make it past the SI1 grade and contain inclusions visible to the naked eye.

Are All Blue Nile diamonds eye clean?

Hi Sebastian, I got blue nile’s replay today and it is as below. The diamond is 100% “eye clean” per the vault manager that inspected it for me. … If you want assurance that the diamond’s inclusions would never be visible no matter how closely examined, we recommend choosing a diamond with at least a VS2 clarity.

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What does a VS1 diamond look like?

A VS1 diamond is a high clarity grade with no visible inclusions and only small, hard-to-identify inclusions under 10x magnification. These diamonds represent the top 5 percent of all gem-quality stones. The most common VS1 inclusions are crystal (white or black), feather, indented natural, knot, or needle.

What’s better VVS or VS1?

VVS (Very Very Slightly Included) diamonds are a grade better than VS (Very Slightly Included) diamonds. VS diamonds (both VS1 and VS2) contain a small number of inclusions when the diamond is viewed under 10x magnification.

Do SI diamonds sparkle?

SI diamonds are very popular because even though they may have clarity characteristics that are eye-visible, it’s not terribly distracting from sparkle. To the naked eye, diamond sparkle is slightly impacted and light performance is still quite high.

How clear should a diamond be?

For diamonds over 2 carats, a clarity grade of VS2 or higher is the safest bet for avoiding any signs of visible inclusions. In diamonds between 1 and 2 carats, clarity grades of SI1 or better will not have inclusions easily visible to the naked eye.

Are SI1 diamonds cloudy?

Clarity issues are the main reasons why a diamond can look cloudy. This is fundamentally due to the nature/severity of the inclusions and things tend to get worse as you go lower in clarity grades (e.g. SI1 and below). … Clean looking inclusion plots of slightly included or included diamonds are yellow flags.

What is good color and clarity for a diamond?

According to that GIA standard, the “best” diamond color is D. (Read more about D color diamonds here.) D color diamonds are the equivalent of IF or FL grade diamonds on the clarity scale — they’re very rare, and their price definitely reflects that.

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What clarity diamond should I get?

For diamonds over 2 carats, a clarity grade of VS2 or higher is the safest bet for avoiding any signs of visible inclusions. In diamonds between 1 and 2 carats, clarity grades of SI1 or better will not have inclusions easily visible to the naked eye.

What is the clearest diamond grade?

The highest clarity grade for a diamond is FL, or flawless. The GIA only ever grades a diamond as flawless when it has no inclusions or blemishes that can be seen by a skill grader, even if it’s viewed under 10x magnification.