VS1 and VS2 are two of the clarity grades within the very slightly included category. These diamonds will have very minor characteristics that are difficult (VS1) or somewhat easy (VS2) to see at 10x magnification. Very slightly included diamonds are Blue Nile's most popular choice, accounting for 43% of diamond sales. Shop our full selection of very slightly included diamonds at Blue Nile to experience the beauty for yourself.
The VS and SI grades are the most common and the best value for the beauty at Blue Nile.
How does the price of VS1 diamonds compare to the price of VS2 diamonds?
With all other factors being equal, a VS1 diamond would typically be more expensive than a VS2 diamond. However, many factors go into determining the price of a diamond, including clarity, cut, and carat weight.
What does "eye clean" mean?
If a diamond is "eye clean," it means that the inclusions are too small to see without magnification.
Is clarity more important with certain diamond shapes?
Yes. Some shapes show inclusions more readily than others, such as emerald or Asscher cut diamonds. Clarity is also more important in diamonds that exceed one-carat weight. For these cuts, a clarity of VS1 or better is recommended.
Does clarity affect the price of the diamond?
Yes. Carat, cut, clarity, and color all affect the diamond price, but carat affects it the most.