Clarity ratings are determined by the amount and visibility of inclusions in a diamond. Inclusions consist of tiny pinpoints, markings, and clouding which affect the overall appearance of the diamond.
There are two types of flaws within a natural diamond: inclusions and blemishes. Inclusions refer to the internal flaws of a diamond and blemishes refer to external or surface flaws. In general, diamonds with fewer inclusions and blemishes will have a better clarity rating. This increases their brilliance and value.
FL - Flawless
Flawless: No inclusions under 10x.
IF - Internally Flawless
VVS1-VVS2 - Very, Very Slightly Included
Internally Flawless: No internal imperfections
VS1-VS2 - Very Slightly Included
SI1-SI2 - Slightly Included
Very, Very Slightly Included: Contains minute inclusions that are extremely difficult for an experienced grader to locate under 10x magnification.
I1 - Included
I2-I3 - Included
Very Slightly Included: Contain minor inclusions that range from difficult to somewhat easy to see under 10x magnification.
Slightly Included: Imperfections are visible under 10x magnification, and may be visible with the unaided eye.
Included: Diamonds with significant inclusions.
Anjolee does not carry I2 and below grade qualities.