What is a flawless diamond?
Flawless category (FL) diamonds have no inclusions or blemishes visible under 10x magnification. Internally Flawless category (IF) diamonds have no inclusions visible under 10x magnification, only small blemishes on the diamond surface.
Are Flawless diamonds a good investment?
Clarity. Clarity is not very important when purchasing diamond jewelry but it certainly is when buying investment diamonds. … The first two grades, Flawless and Internally Flawless are the best for investment since they have the highest values and high rates of appreciation.
What color is a flawless diamond?
Buying a D Colour Internally Flawless Diamond
To be graded D Flawless, diamonds achieve the highest possible colour and clarity grade. Under very strict laboratory conditions, only the finest, whitest diamonds are certified D colour and IF clarity.
What does slight inclusion mean?
Slightly Included (SI1 and SI2) diamonds with inclusions that are noticeable to experts under magnification. Some inclusions are eye visible in the SI2 diamonds.
How are flawless diamonds made?
An HPHT diamond begins as a small diamond seed that is placed into carbon. The seed is exposed to extremely high temperatures and pressure. The pure carbon melts and starts to form a diamond around the starter seed. It is then carefully cooled to form a pure carbon diamond.