Formed over eons deep within the earth, the creation of a diamond is part science, part alchemy.
Their transformation from carbon atoms to precious gemstone leaves a unique imprint: arrangements of tiny imperfections—called inclusions—that can be more, or less, visible.
Graded on an 11-point scale created by the GIA, the size and position of
these blemishes is evaluated to determine the Clarity Rating. On one end, we work with stones that are flawless (FL) to very slightly included (VS1, VS2) though not visible to the naked eye. On the other end we celebrate and create jewelry with highly included stones—but only those whose one-of-a-kind arrangements within the diamond balance the perfectly imperfect, creating notable, singular beauty.
The number and location of inclusions determine a stone’s clarity rating. Some diamonds have no inclusions and are graded as flawless. The less inclusions a diamond carries, the more rare, and therefore more expensive, it is. However, only when a stone scores at or below the Slightly Included (SI) range do you begin to see imperfections with your unaided eye. A tip: diamonds with a clarity of VS2 or VS1 offer great value, as inclusions won’t be seen, but the price per carat is far below that of a Flawless stone.
We source a number of one-of-a-kind included diamonds, and each is individually selected by Anna for it’s unique beauty, a story of the elements writ within the stone. A diamond’s inclusions each resemble their namesake ‘imperfection’ such as: cloud, feather, crystal, cavity, knot, and bruise. Their attraction lies in the aesthetic arrangement of these elements within the stone, each like a tiny work of art, or more accurately, nature.