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A natural feature within gemstones, inclusions are particles of foreign matter or impurities which were trapped within the gemstone when it was formed. Because of this they are often referred to as “nature’s fingerprints”. The inclusions found within diamonds are generally carbon specks, a remnant of the carbon which was turned into diamond through a combination of extreme heat and pressure. Most inclusions are microscopic in nature, but their presence can affect the value of a gemstone if they affect its clarity, brilliance, sparkle and fire.

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