Loose Diamonds Search

Diamond Flaws and Inclusions

Engagement Rings
View our diamonds here.

Internal Diamond Flaws

When a diamond is considered to have a flaw, it is an imperfect gemstone. Something about the diamond did not form correctly, or there are tiny imperfections within the stone. Diamond flaws and inclusions are often not noticeable to the average person and you need not worry about the small inclusions that occur in most diamonds. There are actually only very few diamonds that can be labeled “perfect” and if they are placed in the category of no diamond flaws and inclusions, chances are the diamond will be extremely expensive.

There are some minor inclusions that cause a diamond to appear slightly dull. The inclusion within the diamond can affect the stone's clarity because as light passes through the stone, it is intercepted by the inclusion. Many of these flaws and inclusions can be reduced or fixed with the various forms of treatment processes that gemologists and jewelers have learned to do over the years.


Solitaire Rings

Solitaire Rings

Rings With Sidestones

Rings With Sidestones

Matching Bridal Sets

Matching Bridal Sets

Sareen Engagement Rings

Sareen Engagement Rings

Tension Rings

Tension Rings

Three Stone Rings

Three Stone Rings

Tulip Collection

Tulip Collection

Tulip Matching Bridal Sets

Tulip Matching Bridal Sets

Other diamond flaws and inclusions may be large enough to cause weakness within the gemstone and the stone could shatter or break much more easily than a stone without the weakness. These are the flaws you want to be careful with since they reduce the value of your stone.

Pinpoint Inclusions

When a diamond has speckles of dark crystals in groups or scattered throughout the stone, it is said to have a form of diamond flaws and inclusions called pinpoint inclusions. If the dark crystals are all clustered together in the stone, the diamond clarity is affected and it appears to have a “cloud” inside the stone. These types of diamond flaws and inclusions may cause the diamond to be worth less, as it greatly affects the appearance.

Problems from Laser Treatments

When an imperfect diamond is treated with lasers to remove dark diamond flaws and inclusions from within the gemstone, sometimes a line is left through the diamond that looks much like a thread. The laser line begins at the outer edge of the diamond and moves inward to the area where the dark inclusion was treated by the laser. These diamond flaws and inclusions are unsightly and easily spotted by most people, making the diamond less desirable.

Mineral and Crystal Inclusions

While most diamond flaws and inclusions are negative, there are instances when the diamond flaws and inclusions are actually an eye-catching aspect of your diamond. For example, diamonds typically have smaller crystals inside the diamond, often so tiny that they cannot be seen without some sort of magnifying device. The diamond clarity can be affected by these crystals if there are enough of them and if they are all grouped together in one area of the diamond.

There are a few rare instances when another gemstone is actually inside a diamond and could certainly not be seen as a diamond flaw or inclusion. For example, if you had a ruby or emerald that was surrounded by a diamond, you would see that as a special piece of jewelry, not a flawed one.

Related Articles



diamonds Best diamond prices online
loose diamonds Free FedEx shipping to the USA
engagement rings No risk 30 day money back guarantee
diamond rings All engagement rings are made in the USA
wedding rings Registered with the Better Business Bureau
certified diamonds Huge selection of high quality diamonds
  More Reasons >>

Hi guys, it's me Bennie and I received my ring today and I must say that I couldn't be happier. It is absolutely gorgeous (can guys say that?). Thank you so much for your patience...
Bennie

View More


Just wanted to let you know that my fiance loves the engagement ring. I also had it appraised, and the jeweler said it was a beautiful stone. He was also very impressed with the quality...
Alex

View More


Just wanted to give you a quick THANK YOU... you helped me out a lot with this whole situation. The diamond ring is safe at my home. Thank you so much for your help and...
Ryan

View More


I am very pleased to inform you that my fiance's ring is holding up very well these days. The ring is beautiful and durable, and she just LOVES it! Everyone who sees the ring loves...
Edward

View More


Received rings. Wanted you to know that you did an excellent job making and packing the rings. The look on my fiancee's face was worth every cent. Bookmarked your web page so I...
Eddie

View More


Absolutely beautiful. Again, thank you for all your help. I look forward to working with you in the future and letting all my friends know about your website....
Dan

View More


I'd just like to tell you that my fiance purchased my engagement ring from you, and it is absolutely beautiful! He had wonderful things to say about his experience with your company. Thank...
Amanda

View More


I wanted to thank you and everyone else at Novori. I received my ring on Friday and was absolutely blown away. You all did a wonderful job. Thanks again....
Jason

View More


I wanted to drop you a line to let you know how satisfied I have been with your products and service. I ordered both my fiance's engagement ring and my wedding band from Novori...
Vince

View More


I wanted to take the time to drop you a note to express how delighted I am with the entire experience for purchasing the rings from Novori. From the outset, starting with the exceptional design of...
Darren

View More


I just wanted to let you know that I received my ring last week. There were delays over the weekend in customs. The ring is very nice. I just had it appraised...
Scott

View More


I just wanted to email you to say thank you for everything that you have done for me with regards to my engagement ring. As I told you on the phone, I really feel...
Sean

View More


I just want to say, thank you for your business. Gorgeous Stone! I am overly satisfied and would recommend your business to anyone....
Rob

View More


I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for the tension ring ordered from you. The ring is beautiful and the diamond is stunning. I know that when the moment...
Jorge

View More


I just wanted to let you know I received the engagement ring I purchased. It's exactly what I wanted. Simple and elegant, thanks so much I'm sure my girlfriend will love it....
Adam

View More



Diamond Jewelry Member
Novori BBB


Diamond Rings Payment Options

Credit Card Processing

 
  |    Home  |   Contact Us  |   Payment Policy  |   Return Policy  |   Privacy Policy |   Engagement Rings News  |   Diamonds  |   SiteMap  |  
   
  © 2004-2014 Novori Jewelry Inc. All rights reserved.     Terms and Conditions