Clarity describes the clearness or purity of a diamond.  This is determined by the number, size, nature, and location of the internal (inclusions) and external (blemishes) imperfections.

Be Aware! Two methods used to enhance the clarity grade of a diamond are laser drilling and fracture filling.  Laser drilling is the process in which a laser is used to drill a tiny hole into a diamond and the black of the imperfection is then removed.  The second treatment is fracture filling.  This method is not permanent and therefore not recommended.  All clarity treated diamonds must be disclosed as such prior to sale.

The Diamond Source does not deal with diamonds that have been clarity treated in any way!

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