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The amount of imperfections or lack thereof within a diamond

A diamond's clarity is graded from IF/ LC through to a I3/P3.

While nearly all diamonds have impurities/imperfections/inclusions, the diamond industry has set standards which grade diamonds from 'Flawless' (IF/LC) - rated as such if under 10x magnification no internal or external imperfections are found - to 'I3/P3' - rated as such if imperfections are so obvious that they are visible to the naked eye with great ease.

The closer to a 'Flawless' (IF/LC) rating you get, the better the stone.

Tivon Fine Jewellery only uses diamonds with a colour 'VS' or better. We reject any treated or chipped diamonds.

Please read on as we guide you through:

  • Our Quick Guide of 'Colour vs. Clarity - which is more important?'
  • The finer aspects of understanding 'Carat'