What Are Inclusions In Diamonds?

Greetings to all you gem enthusiasts and diamond lovers! I'm thrilled to take you on this exciting journey of understanding the alluring world of diamonds. In particular, we're diving deep into the heart of our brilliant cut diamonds, exploring the unique and fascinating elements known as inclusions.


Diamonds are truly miracles of nature, each one formed over billions of years deep within the Earth's mantle. These precious gemstones that we at TemiB cherish so much are more than just shiny baubles - they are geological storytellers. A significant part of these stories is inclusions, minuscule internal characteristics that can have a massive impact on a diamond's appearance and value.

Understanding Diamond Inclusions

Simply put, inclusions are tiny elements that have become trapped inside a diamond during its formation. These can be anything from other mineral crystals to pockets of gas or fluid. Imagine, rough diamonds forming in the intense heat and pressure miles under the Earth's crust, occasionally encapsulating a stray piece of mineral or a bubble of gas. This trapped relic, suspended for eternity, is what we call an inclusion.

Types of Diamond Inclusions

The variety of inclusions found in diamonds is as diverse as the gemstones themselves. They can be feather-like fractures, known as Feather Inclusions, or tiny crystals trapped inside the diamond, aptly named Crystal Inclusions.


Some diamonds contain many tiny pinpoints, aptly named Pinpoint Inclusions, while others contain fine, hair-like structures known as Needle Inclusions. In some instances, you might find irregular crystal growth patterns that form Twinning Wisps or minute diamond crystals, known as Knots. Each diamond carries its unique inclusions, giving it a singular identity, akin to a fingerprint.

Inclusions and Diamond Clarity

Diamond clarity refers to how free a diamond is from inclusions and blemishes. Graded on a scale established by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), a diamond's clarity can range from Flawless, where no inclusions are visible under 10x magnification, to Included, where inclusions are visible to the naked eye.


 But here's the secret - even diamonds with inclusions can be stunningly beautiful, and often, these unique features lend character to the stone.

The Beauty of Inclusions

Inclusions may not always decrease a diamond's appeal. In fact, they can add character and uniqueness. Some of the most famous diamonds, such as the Hope Diamond or the Koh-i-Noor, have noticeable inclusions that add to their charm and history. At TemiB, we believe that these idiosyncrasies make each diamond truly unique, like each one of us.

How Inclusions Impact Diamond Value

Naturally, the fewer the inclusions, the higher the diamond's value. But let's not forget, diamonds are more than just an investment - they're a symbol of beauty and love. A diamond with unique inclusions could carry a sentimental value far beyond what's measurable in dollars and cents.

Inclusions vs. Blemishes: Knowing the Difference

While inclusions are internal, blemishes are external marks on the diamond. Both can affect a diamond's clarity grade, but they do so in different ways. Inclusions add character to the stone, while blemishes could potentially be polished away.

Conclusion

Understanding diamond inclusions is like peering into the heart of Earth's most enchanting creation. It's like a secret language, spoken only by those who have taken the time to understand the intricate art of diamond formation.


So, next time you find yourself mesmerized by the brilliant sparkle of our diamond collections, remember - you're not just looking at a gemstone, you're looking at a piece of history, a tale of our planet told in the most beautiful way imaginable.


Ready to choose your own unique diamond? Don't forget, we also offer stunning lab-grown diamonds at TemiB. Visit our website at TemiB or contact us today! And if you'd like to stay up to date with our exciting journeys into the world of diamonds, subscribe to our newsletter. We promise it's as shiny as our diamond district tales. Until then, keep sparkling!

Colene Landin

Co-founder

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