With such an important investment on the line, it's essential to do your homework before you go wedding ring shopping. The 4 C's - cut, color, clarity, and carat - are quality standards that will guide you to make an educated decision about your wedding rings sets. Let's take a closer look at diamond clarity and how it affects the appearance of your rings.
What is Diamond Clarity?
Internal Characteristics: Inclusions
- Laser lines
- Internal graining
- Crystals and minerals
External Characteristics: Blemishes
- Polishing lines
How Diamond Clarity Works
- Flawless (FL)
- Internally Flawless (IF)
- Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS1 and VVS2)
- Very Slightly Included (VS1 and VS2)
- Slightly Included (SI1 and SI2)
- Included (I1, I2 and I3)
How to Shop for Diamond Clarity
Because clarity is very difficult to determine with the naked eye, it's not necessary to buy rare and expensive flawless diamonds to show off stunning wedding ring sets. Many diamond wedding rings sets have small imperfections that aren't noticeable to observers - they'll look beautiful and be much more affordable.