Inclusions in a diamond can make or break the value of it. We cannot clearly see from our naked eyes as to what inclusions are there in the diamond ring or diamond necklace we own. But if take a close and clear look at it, you will be able to see some of the inclusions yourself. However, it is hard to find a diamond stone with no defects. But there are 3 types of inclusions, you need to avoid since they could damage the look of your precious stone.
Chips: Weakens the diamond and is visible!
These are surface faults, and they can be seen easily which makes them annoying. It isnâ€™t just that they are visible but once the stoneâ€™s surface is damaged, it is likely for the diamond to chip if it hits somewhere. You should always avoid buying diamonds with chips on the edges. Such flaws can weaken your diamondâ€™s structure. They also lower the value of the stone. And thatâ€™s why you shouldnâ€™t invest in a diamond which has these faults. Always inspect it using a loupe and touch the surface and edges to see if it has any irregularities.
Also, if you are purchasing used diamond jewelry, there is a high chance that it will have chips. Needless to say, you should always look well at the diamond stone while they are taken out of their setting. In case, you already have a chipped diamond and you want to treat this, you have to tell your jeweler to re-cut the stone. This process will remove some material from the surface and sides till the chip has vanished. But the carat weight will get lower with the size and your stone will lose its value.
Cracks: Devious than other inclusions
Cracks or cleavages are insidious than all the other inclusions in a diamond and are usually visible as lines inside the stone. These are damaging because they usually weaken the internal structure of the diamond.
Diamonds with any cracks will be of low clarity grade and cheaper than stones of top notch quality. Giving less money for such a diamond stone is not worth the risk since it could end up breaking in the near future. So, avoid any diamonds with cracks inside of them especially if they have long cracks reaching the surface of the stone.
Black dots: Bad visual defect!
Black dots on a diamond can be seen where carbon hasnâ€™t crystallized and causes black dots. If there are numerous spots then the look and appeal of your stone can be ruined especially large ones. Though they do not possess any danger to the inside structure of the diamonds yet they are a major visual defect. Just do not buy any diamond stones with black spots on them. If you happen to buy a diamond with small black spots then make sure they are at places which arenâ€™t too visible.
Always make sure you select diamond with higher clarity and lesser inclusions. If you can, then try avoid all these inclusions.