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VVS1 or Very, Very Slightly Included 1 diamonds are the cream of the crop. This narrow range of rare diamonds represents less than 1% of all the world’s diamonds. VVS1 is as close to perfect as you can get. The inclusion(s) is barely visible under magnification and requires very extensive training to identify under magnification. The inclusion is literally microscopic. The most common inclusions for VVS1 are pinpoint, feather or natural. It’ll never be a crystal or cloud. The inclusions are typically only viewable from the bottom or pavilion of the diamond. So face up, when set in engagement rings or other jewelry, you’ll see nothing but a beautifully sparkling diamond. These diamonds have no eye visible inclusions and are the premium range of all the world’s diamonds.
A VVS1, or Very, Very Slightly Included 1, diamond has minute inclusions only visible under 10x magnification by a trained gemologist. No imperfections can be identified by the naked eye.
In summary, the only material difference is price. A VVS1 diamond will have maybe 1 or 2 more inclusions than a VVS2 diamond. The size of the inclusions is roughly the same; often, it’s only the number of them. Does the VVS1 sparkle or less than the VVS2? Definitely not. There’s really no difference in light performance. VVS1 is a category for those considering IF. It is a great way to get a slightly better value than IF while still being in the 99.9 percentile of diamonds.
We recommend purists and perfectionists to consider this range of clarity. For the rest, you can reduce the clarity grade to maximize other diamond attributes for your price range. If you can afford it, purchase VVS1, but don’t sacrifice the other important attributes that are more visual such as carat or cut for this range of clarity grade.
As you can see, there is no discernible difference between the IF, VVS1 and VVS2 clarity diamonds. With Clarity has the most exceptional pricing in this category and we specialize in high end diamonds. We only carry GIA certified diamonds to ensure you are truly getting the value that you’ve paid for. You can purchase without seeing the diamond’s images or video in the VVS1 range because the inclusions are not eye visible. Get going by viewing With Clarity’s diamond search and pair the clarity with the other diamond 4 C’s to identify if VVS1 is the right clarity range for you given your price range and budget. Like everything else, clarity is something you should balance and determine how important it is for you.