After Carat weight, Clarity has the next largest impact on cost. You can save money and get a good VS or SI diamond as long as you can’t see the inclusions, they don’t dull the diamond or risk a chip or breaking (it does happen). VS and SI Clarity’s have always held their value. Some inclusions really are ‘flaws’ and the stone might break; GIA rightly grade surface reaching ‘Feathers’ harshly. Every diamond I buy is checked for transparency and durability.
MYTH: Higher clarity diamonds sparkle more. Expertly chosen diamonds with VS and SI inclusions sparkle exactly the same way as Flawless or VVS graded diamonds of the
same cut quality. Don’t confuse rarity and beauty.