“Inclusions in natural diamonds are the coolest”
An inclusion can act as a fingerprint giving your diamond a unique identity. Inclusions are everything from pinpoints and clouds to crystals and feathers. Even their names are cool. I hear a lot about at I1 not being a “good” diamond. If your I1 has an inclusion shaped like a horse then your I1 is awesome! Or if your diamond has a visible inclusion but it is actually a garnet crystal totally enclosed in your diamond and your birthstone is Garnet…EPIC.
YES, highly included stones can be fugly. They can also be structurally compromised and have really poor light return. My job exists to know the difference between fugly and epic inclusions and to make buying your dream diamond fun and exciting.