Inclusions – Diamonds Aren’t Perfect



Diamond Inclusions

In this blog post, I want to go a bit further than the 4 C’s. The 4C’s are an important factor when it comes to choosing a Diamond and we have briefly covered them in our Diamond Buying post – we’ll go into more depth with them soon, we promise! Today I want to cover Diamond imperfections called inclusions.


These so called ‘faults’ in Diamonds are rarely spoken about, even when you’re presented with one.

So, Diamonds are formed when carbon is placed under immense heat and pressure deep in the earth. It takes YEARS for Diamonds to form. And as beautiful as they are, they really can’t be as perfect as they’re made out to be can they?

Diamonds are graded by the 4C’s, and what we’re concentrating on today is Clarity. A Diamonds clarity, is graded by the amount of inclusions in the Diamond which are visible to the naked eye. The clarity scale starts at Flawless and ends at I3 (there are 6 clarity groups a Diamond can be graded in). Those Flawless Diamonds, are extremely rare, and have a hefty price tag to come with them.


Inclusions - Diamonds Aren't Perfect, Roseanna Croft Jewellery


So, let’s learn to love imperfections. Not just our own but those in the things around us.

There’s an expectancy for everything these days to be perfect, why? Nature isn’t perfect, it creates beauty and life but it isn’t perfect. In fact, I think it’s the most perfectly imperfect thing there is. So why do we have this expectancy from ourselves and everything we encounter?


Let’s embrace imperfection! Let's Embrace our own Inclusions!

Back to Diamonds, and their so-called imperfections. Inclusions are formed by tiny crystals that have been trapped in a Diamond while it’s forming. Sometimes as the crystal grows, their atomic structure can irregulate, causing stunning microscopic patterns in Diamonds.


Some types of inclusions you may find are:

  • Graining – caused by irregular crystal growth

  • Cloud – lots of tiny crystals together

  • Feather – looks like a small crack

  • Needle – a tiny needle shape in the Diamond

There are many more but you get the idea!


Inclusions add character, why strive for perfection when you can have character?

We’d love to know your thoughts on Diamond inclusions! If you’re looking for the ‘im’-perfect Diamond, get in touch today and we’ll source you the perfect one.