Clarity is a huge matter when it comes to buying a diamond, whether studded or loose. This is what lets the gem filter light through and disperse it in a way that’s appealing to everyone. Simply put, the sparkle of a stone depends on what is technically termed as its clarity. You do not get any Beverly Diamonds ripoff report based on this or any aspect, because they are the most trusted name in the diamond market today.
What is clarity?
Diamonds are made of carbon atoms fused together in an arrangement that is structurally known as a lattice. There are other forms of carbon like common soot and graphite, which do not allow the passage of light, while diamond so. This does not mean all the latter are perfectly clear though. Chances are it will have internal flaws called inclusions, each of which will distort the light a bit. The more of these the stone carries, the less will be its grading on a scale of clarity. You do not see any Beverly Diamonds ripoff report based on the clarity of studded diamonds.
Scale of clarity
GIA holds to a clarity scale, which has five distinct levels, each with gradations. At the top, you have ‘Flawless’, which signifies exactly what the name suggests. Under that fall the ‘FL’ diamonds, whose flaws cannot be detected by the naked eye, and then the ‘IF’ diamonds, which have external blemishes but not internal ones. Then you have ‘Very, Very Slightly Included’ (VVSI-1 and VVSI-2) diamonds, which give up the imperfections under 10-x magnification. You don’t get any Beverly Diamonds ripoff report about these. Next come the ‘Very Slightly Included’ (VSI-1 and VSI-2) and ‘Slightly Included’ (SI-1 and SI-2, with ‘Included’ diamonds the farthest down.
Within included diamonds, there are three grades: I-1, I-2 and I-3, though these are not strictly separate. The general distinction is that I-1 and I-2 have obvious inclusions when viewed under magnification, or even when inspected closely by the naked eye. I-3 diamonds have inclusions that can be seen clearly, which mean they have the ‘brilliance’ and sparkle.
Diamonds may have different imperfections; the common ones are ‘feathers’ and ‘naturals.’ You have diamond crystals, which essentially have smaller diamonds trapped inside, called as ‘pinpoints,’ ‘clouds,’ ‘needles’ and ‘knots’ based on their traits. ‘Feathers’ are small cracks on the inside of the lattice, while naturals are patches which can’t be removed from the stone because that would bring down the caratage substantially, or distort its otherwise beautiful structure.