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What is a VS2 Diamond?

by Willyou.net * Jul 4, 2021

VS2 diamonds are diamonds with a clarity grading of Very Slightly Included 2. This means that the diamond includes diamonds with inclusions. But most of the inclusions are barely noticeable to the naked eye and must be seen under magnification. A VS2 diamond is one of the most affordable, beautiful diamonds on the market today. 

What is VS2 Clarity?

Diamonds with a VS2 clarity grading have inclusions that are almost always visible under 10x magnification. But the inclusions with a VS2  grading are hardly noticeable to the naked eye, especially in diamonds that are less than 2.0 carats. A VS2 diamond, along with the VS1 diamond, is one of the most affordable diamonds without any visible inclusions.

CUSHION CUT DIAMOND VS2
Cushion cut diamond vs2
Cushion cut diamond VS2 with VS marked in red
Cushion cut diamond VS2 with VS marked in red

Diamond Clarity

To understand what a VS2 diamond grading is, it’s important to first understand the most reputable scale used for evaluating a diamond’s clarity – the GIA grading scale. 

Diamonds are graded on their 4 C’s: color, cut, carat, and clarity on the GIA scale. The clarity of a diamond is graded on its visual appearance and how many inclusions or blemishes it has. A diamond’s clarity can affect its value and overall price and is graded on a scale from Internally Flawless (IF) to Inclusions 2 (I2). Eye clean diamonds are included within the clarity spectrum and can be found in various grades, such as Si1 or Vs2 diamonds. 

The diamond clarity scale for GIA contains the following grades, with VS2 located between VS1 and SI1. 

Internally Flawless (IF), Very Very Small Inclusions 1 (VVS1), Very Very Small Inclusions 2 (VVS2), Very Small Inclusions 1 (VS1), Very Small Inclusions 2 (VS2), Small Inclusions 1 (SI1), Small Inclusions 2 (SI2), Inclusions 1 (I1), Inclusions 2 (I2).

VS2 Diamond Price

An eye-clean VS2 diamond will cost less than a VS1 diamond, making it a diamond with great value and beauty. Although there’s only 1 grade apart from the two, the price difference can be up to $1,000. The most important feature to look for in a VS2 diamond, concerning price, is one that is eye-clean. VS2 is the clarity grade where you can find the most affordable diamonds without sacrificing beauty.

VS2 Diamonds versus VS1 Diamonds

It’s tough to distinguish the difference between a VS2 and a VS1 diamond. To visually spot the difference, you’d need a magnification of 10x and even sometimes 20x. A diamond with a VS1 clarity grade has inclusions that are sometimes visible under magnification, whereas a diamond with a VS2 clarity grade has inclusions that are almost always visible under magnification. Both diamonds are usually eye-clean. 

Emerald cut diamond VS1 vs VS2
Emerald cut diamond VS2 vs VS1

What is a VS2 Diamond?

  • Has a clarity grading of Very Small Inclusions 2 on the GIA scale
  • Inclusions are rarely visible by the naked eye
  • Eye Clean
  • VS2 diamonds cost less than VS1 diamonds
  • VS2 is the clarity grade where you can find the most affordable diamonds without sacrificing beauty.

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