Before buying a diamond, it is important to inspect its clarity. Clarity can be determined by the amount and location of flaws or blemishes on a diamond.
So, the cleaner and clearer the diamond, the more expensive. Another aspect of clarity is inclusions. Inclusions are simply marks on the diamond that can interfere with the light trying to pass through. Bigger or mulitple inclusionds on a stone will reduce its overall ability to shine and sparkle. To help better determine the exact clarity of a diamond, a specifc scale has been set up. According the the scale, diamonds range from:
- internally flawless
- very, very small inclusions
- very small inclusions
- small inclusions
As a diamond approaches flawless, the price and quality increases too. On the other hand, as a diamond approaches imperfect, the price and quality decreases.