LC / IF - a diamond is called Loupe Clean and Internally Flawless when no internal and external spots / flaws are found by an experienced grader with a loupe magnifying x 10 Loupe Clean.

VVS1 - Diamond with Very Very Small inclusions / spots 1st degree. Extremely difficult to detect even by experienced grader with a loupe magnifying x 10  Loupe Clean.

VVS2 - Diamond with Very Very Small inclusions and spots of 2nd degree. Extremely difficult to detect even by experienced grader with a loupe magnifying x 10  Loupe Clean.

VS1 - Diamond with Very Small inclusions / flaws / spots 1st degree. Difficult to detect even by experienced grader with a loupe magnifying x 10  Loupe Clean.

VS2 - Diamond with Very Small inclusions / flaws / spots 2nd degree. Difficult to detect even by experienced grader with a loupe magnifying x 10  Loupe Clean.

SI1 - Diamond with Small Inclusions / flaws / spots 1st degree. Eye Clean.
Detectable with a loupe magnifying x 10  

SI2 / SI3 - Diamond with Small Inclusions / flaws / spots 2nd degree and 3 nth degree. 
Detectable with a loupe magnifying x 10 Sometimes Eye Clean

I1 / P1 - Diamond with Inclusions, flaws / spots 1st degree. Detectable by loupe magnifying x 10 
- Small spots / flaws Detectable by naked eye. Also named Pique 1

I2 / P2 - Diamond with Inclusions : flaws / spots 2nd degree. Visible by naked eye. 
Also named Pique 2

I3 / P3  - Diamond with Inclusions / flaws 3rd degree. Obvious inclusions, / spots easily visible by naked eye affecting transparency and brightness. Also named Pique 3



Strong Fluorescence can affect the transparency and / or turn into yellowish or milky bluish. Read more about Fluorescence

Conclusions:
Most inclusions / flaws or spots cannot be seen without magnification. They do not affect the diamond brilliance. It is only from category I 2 / I3 that imperfections affect the brilliance and the clarity. Than they affect the beauty of the diamond. 

Best Buy: choose first of all the Ideal cut, Triple Excellent, Hearts & Arrows That gives the brilliance to your diamond. Second: choose a better color. Third: Replace the top clarity by a lower clarity and switch for the same price by a better color!

View Diamond Clarity grading chart by images

for LC / IF - VVS1 - VVS2 - VS1 - VS2 - SI1 - SI2 - SI3 - I1 / P1 - I2 / P2 - I3 / P3 clarity 

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I2 / P2 diamond clarity pictures, images, photographs
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Inclusions, flaws, spotswhitish clouds, cracks, feathers, knots and black spots affect the value of diamonds.How to detect inclusions, spots and flaws

Diamond Grading Laboratories uses a microscope to measure the importance of the spots in microns. 
The following clarity grades are called Loupe Clean, Cleanish and Piqué, determined by the size, position, brightness and quantity of internal and external inclusions / flaws / spots on scale. Evaluate and compare prices 

 FL -  Flawless graded diamonds are exceedingly rare, fetching the highest price                 FL
Diamond clarity grading classified by importance of blemishes. 
Compare influence on prices. Clarity quality inflating prices?
Visualize Inclusions on images
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