When looking at diamonds online, the first thing that pops up after the 4Cs (cut, clarity, color, and carat) is whether they assessed it as a VVS diamond. It’s a status you see next to other acronyms such as VS1, SI1, and SI2. So what does it mean? Let’s find out!
What Are VVS Diamonds?
VVS diamonds are the second-best quality diamonds in terms of clarity. To be classified as a VVS diamond, a diamond must have faint or almost invisible inclusions under 10x magnification.
VVS stands for “Very Very Slightly Included” on the diamond grading scale. This grade is used to describe diamonds with the least visible inclusions. Two other grades fall under VVS: VVS1 and VVS2.
Inclusions within a diamond negatively affect its durability, brilliance, and sparkle. An individual gemstone will be more exceptional if it contains fewer inclusions and smaller inclusions.
What Is Diamond’s Clarity
A diamond’s clarity grade depends on its inclusions. The GIA grading system uses several characteristics to determine a diamond’s clarity.
Diamond Clarity Grading Scale
The clarity grading scale used by most laboratories has six grades:
- Flawless (F)
- Internally Flawless (IF)
- Very Very Slightly Included (VVS1 and VVS2)
- Very Slightly Included (VS1 and VS2)
- Included (SI1, SI2, SI3)
- Flawless (A diamond-graded Flawless under a 10X loupe has no inclusions that can be seen with magnification)
VVS Diamonds Are Real
VVS diamonds are the most popular type of diamond. They are much more than just beautiful jewelry. VVS diamonds allow jewelers to buy some of the most beautiful diamond jewelry on the market. VVS diamonds are affordable and beautiful, making them perfect for any jewelry collection.
VVS diamonds are some of the most sought-after globally and are rare. Here at Diamonds Ltd., we specialize in creating custom jewelry pieces just for you. Contact us and let us know how we can be of help today!