As we know that the lab-grown diamonds are created in an extremely controlled environment. Some may say that the lab-grown diamond has inclusion and some may not agree with it at all. But, the lab-grown diamonds do have inclusions which are nearly too all mined diamonds.
As the laboratory-grown diamonds are created in a process that is identical to the natural diamonds. So as a result, the inclusions are bound to occur. Because of extreme heat, individual growth patterns, pressure, and more.
What Is An Inclusion Of A Diamond?
The birthmark or the scars which are found in a diamond are referred to as the inclusions. Inclusions may appear in many different colors and shapes. Blemishes are the scars that are found outside a diamond. Some of the inclusions can be seen through a naked eye. Whereas, some can be cloud-like, or tiny dots and may also appear in grey, white, or even black in some cases.
Without magnification, you will never be able to find all the inclusions present in diamonds. Inclusion affects the clarity in a diamond which in result impacts the value and the sparkle of a diamond.
The inclusion patterns are very unique which helps to identify the diamond that you purchase. Every diamond has its different unique pattern and none of them are identical to each other. This is what the inclusion of a diamond is.
Types of Inclusions
Well, not all of the inclusions are equally created as some are based on the size, color, and position. Whereas, some can be more prominent so here are some common form of inclusions as follows:
1: Pinpoint Inclusions
Pinpoint inclusions are the tiny black spots which are results while the formation of a separate crystal. Inclusions can be the formation of a separate diamond or some other mineral that if formed within the larger diamond. Pinpoints are the most common and small diamond inclusions are found.
2: Diamond Cavities
The easiest form of inclusion is the diamond cavity. This inclusion appears like the cavities in tooth-like small dark holes. That scar the surface and ruins the ability of the diamonds and are not used for jewelry purposes.
3: Knot Inclusions
Knot inclusions are the white shade of crystals which are form within the diamonds. These inclusions are also found in different varieties of other colors. But the knot inclusions are mostly found near the surface of a diamond.
4: Feather Inclusions
A crack that is visible in a diamond is the feather type inclusions. This inclusion is common but not like the pinpoint inclusions. If the feather inclusion is too large and prominent then this could lead to structural issues of the diamond whereas, the small feather inclusions are just a mortal risk.
5: Needle Inclusions
Needle inclusion appears just like a sewing needle like long and narrow.
6: Cloud Inclusions
The appearance of the cloud inclusions of diamonds resembles the cloud. When the cluster of a pinpoint of inclusions is tightly gathered.
Can The Inclusions Be Magnetized?
Inclusions in a diamond can be caused by the traced elements which are present in the diamonds. The process through which a lab-grown diamond is created by two methods. CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition) and HPHT (High-Pressure High-Temperature). The process of a growing diamond includes the tiny dark metallic inclusions like the nickel, cobalt, or iron.
These inclusions can be magnetic if they are thick or frequent enough then it may become slightly magnetic. The CVD processed diamonds may not be attracted by the magnets as they don’t form these metallic inclusions. Only some of the man-made diamonds are magnetic but not all so, we cannot give any blank statement on magnetic inclusions.
How Does The Inclusions Impact The Value?
The four factors which determine the quality of a diamond and its value are the 4c’s
- Carat Weight
Clarity is the most important factor that impacts the inclusions. By interfering with the channeling of the light captured through the diamond inclusions cause a shadow or obstruction which impacts the brilliancy of a diamond.
The value of diamonds diminishes because of some significant inclusions which impact the sparkle of a diamond. Sometimes, the inclusions are treated in various ways. To conceal the impact of the imperfections just to increase the value of diamonds.