Both natural and lab grown diamonds are graded on a clarity scale based on the number, size and type of inclusions, as determined by a gemologist.
|FL/IF||Flawless or Internally Flawless - No visible inclusions or imperfections with 10x magnification|
|VVS||Very Very Slightly Included - Inclusions difficult to see with 10x magnification|
|VS||Very Slightly Included - Inclusions seen with 10x magnification|
|SI||Slightly Included - Inclusions easily seen with 10x magnification, but not visible through the crown with the naked eye|
|I||Included - Inclusions easily seen with the naked eye|
Within a category, a "1" grading has fewer or smaller inclusions than a "2".
It is a common misconception that all lab-grown diamonds are flawless. Inclusions are present in nearly all HPHT lab-grown diamonds. Most of our diamonds are VS clarity.