What Are Diamond Inclusions
Diamond inclusions are small imperfections within a diamond, they are created due to the extreme pressure and heat that diamonds experience when they form.Diamond clarity is an important aspect to consider when searching for the perfect diamond or diamond engagement ring. One of the key characteristics of diamond clarity is inclusions.
Almost all diamonds have inclusions; in fact, perfectly flawless diamonds are so rare that most jewelers will never see one.
Fortunately, most inclusions can only be seen under 10x magnification, so they are unnoticeable to the naked, untrained eye. Diamonds with large inclusions, or a large number of inclusions, will have a low clarity grade. You want to avoid diamonds with fair or poor clarity grades.
At the same time, let’s take a deeper look at diamond inclusions and how professional gemologists grade them.