Like in natural diamonds, lab grown diamonds have imperfections which we refer to as inclusions.
Although lab grown diamonds are man made this does not mean that they are perfect. Lab diamonds are grown in conditions replicating those under the earths crust, this means that each diamond is still completely unique and each has its own imperfections.
We recommend opting for a clarity grade of SI1 or above to ensure that there are no visible inclusions to the naked eye.
FL - Flawless FL
Flawless diamonds have no internal or external inclusions and are very rare. Generally these diamonds are priced higher than those with a lower clarity grade.
IF - Internally Flawless
An exquisite clarity grade, internally flawless diamonds are free from any internal flaws but may have minuscule exterior blemishes.
VVS1 - Very Very Slightly Included 1
Considered a very high clarity grade, VVS1 diamonds have some microscopic inclusions which cannot be seen to the naked eye.
VVS2 - Very Very Slightly Included 2
These diamonds will have fractionally more inclusions than VVS1, which are also microscopic and invisible to the naked eye.
VS1 - Very Sightly Included 1
There will be very minimal inclusions in a VS1 diamond, any present inclusions will be invisible to the naked eye and very difficult to spot under magnification.
VS2 Very Slightly Included 2
Featuring slightly more inclusions than a VS1, a VS2 is still considered a high clarity grade. Any inclsions will be invisible to the naked eye and difficult to spot under magnification.
SI1 Slightly Included 1
An SI1 diamond will have some minimal inclusions which will be very difficult to see to the naked eye, these inclusions will be visible under 10 x magnification.We do not stock any diamonds below SI1 clarity due to our strict diamond quality guidelines.