Fun fact, natural diamonds are the result of carbon exposed to tremendous heat and pressure deep in the earth.

This process can often result in a variety of internal characteristics called 'inclusions' and external characteristics called 'blemishes'.

For the most part however, many inclusions and blemishes are too tiny to be seen by anyone other than a trained diamond grader.

Diamond Clarity Chart

Now if you are Beyonce, you would wake up FLAWLESS and naturally your diamonds would be too! 

We joke, well not about her diamonds, however it is true that for most of us average folk, buying a flawless diamond may well and truely be out of the budget.

With this in mind, if you have found a stone that has a lovely grade cut and colour, having Very Slight or Slight Inclusions may be a way to get your dream ring within your budget .... it's all a balancing act!


April 19, 2020 — Jana Neill