A diamond has the capability to refract more light than any other gemstone. This explains the reason why most engagement rings are diamond engagement rings, or rings containing diamonds. A diamond which is free of interior inclusions or exterior flaws has nothing to interfere with the passage of light through the stone and so is considered to be of the highest quality. Such stones are very rare and are correspondingly, of a higher value.
Most diamonds contain tiny natural marks called inclusions. The number of inclusions, their size and location all affect a diamond's clarity grade. While it is true that the clearer a diamond, the better, minor inclusions will not compromise a diamond engagement ring's beauty or endanger its durability.
Diamond clarity can be expressed in an internationally accepted format. All of our diamond engagement rings, diamond rings, diamond earrings and diamond pendants have been graded for their clarity by one of the leading international diamond laboratories such as GIA, HRD or IGI.
This chart explains how diamond clarity is expressed from flawless, through to a diamond with inclusions that are visible to the naked eye.