Clarity, one of the “Four C’s,” measures a diamond’s naturally-occuring imperfections (also called ‘inclusions’ or ‘flaws.’). Per gemological standards, diamond clarities are categorized as Flawless (F), Internally Flawless (IF), Very Very Slightly included (VVS), Very Slightly included (VS) and Included (I). Under 10x magnification, Flawless diamonds do not show any inclusions. Higher-clarity diamonds are rarer and pricier. However, many types of inclusions are invisible even to the naked eye, not to mention they give natural diamonds their unique character. Verlas strikes a balance between clarity and price point which is why we offer hand-cut VS and SI clarity diamonds certified by IGI. You can always contact Verlas Concierge for a different diamond clarity on your favorite Verlas designs.
Very Slightly Included
VS diamonds appear flawless to the naked eye, although they have slight inclusions visible only through a microscope. They are an excellent value, touting extraordinary brilliance.
Many SI diamonds are “eye clean,” meaning they look just like VS diamonds to the naked eye, despite flaws you can see only through a microscope. Verlas Master Artisans select and hand-cut only the finest SI diamonds for the best value.