Diamond Ring Cuts
Diamond Inclusion Guide

There is no doubt that the most important factor that may attract every person when it comes to a diamond will be its seducing sparkle. The main factor that contributes to the spellbinding luster is the diamond ring cuts. Note that the top diamond cuts such as the round brilliant cut, princess cut, cushion cut, etc., feature the best sparkle when compared to other relatively poor diamond ring cuts. However, this doesn’t mean that the diamond cut is the only factor that makes a diamond sparkle.

On a related note, the role of diamond clarity in boosting up its sparkle as well is significant. Since diamonds are formed under immense temperature and pressure, it is natural for it to flaunt some impurities, which are known as inclusions. When you look at your gemstones through a diamond loupe, you can spot these imperfections, mostly in the form of dark spots. Needless to mention, a diamond will never be able to sparkle to the fullest if it contains a significant amount of inclusion or other imperfections.

In other words, nothing can stop the light from igniting a diamond, which is free of flaws, to the fullest. This light show gives the gemstones an appeal of the lustrous tiny stars. What will be a better and spectacular option than such glistening baubles to connote timeless love and commitment in a relationship? Without any doubts, it will be extremely challenging to spot a flawless diamond. Even if you spot one, it will be incredibly expensive. So, the key here must be to choose a diamond that is close to flawlessness or the one that features relatively less number of inclusions. Below is a list of the flaws that are commonly found in diamonds.

  • Laser drill hole
  • Feather
  • Crystal
  • Chip
  • Needle
  • Pinpoint
  • Cavity
  • Bruise
  • Cloud
  • Knot
  • Twinning wisp
  • Etch channel
  • Natural
  • Intended natural

The type of inclusions in your diamonds will be documented on your diamond grading report in the form of plot diagrams. Unlike most people think, not every diamond inclusion are bad. While some type of flaws tends to affect the overall appeal as well as the durability of the diamonds, some inclusions tend to add a unique character to the gemstone raising its overall magnificence. The twinning wisp, feather, knot, etc., are some of the must-avoid options. Usually, the ones that you can see with your naked eyes will be the baddies. So, make sure to choose a visually flawless diamond rather than its certified flawless counterpart. This will make your purchase an economic one as well.