What Is An Inclusion in A Diamond?
Diamond clarity is an important aspect to consider when searching for the perfect diamond. One of the key characteristics of diamond clarity is inclusions. Inclusions are small imperfections within a diamond that are created due to the extreme pressure and heat that diamond's experience when they form.
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.