What Are Inclusions In Diamonds?

Welcome to Mathews Jewelers, a name synonymous with elegance and expertise in Southeast Texas. For over 37 years, our family-owned business has been helping customers in Beaumont and Nederland understand the intricacies of fine jewelry. Today, we delve into the fascinating world of diamond inclusions – an aspect as unique as the stones themselves.

Understanding Diamond Inclusions

Inclusions are natural characteristics found within diamonds. These tiny imperfections occur during the diamond's formation deep within the Earth. They are fingerprints of nature, making each diamond distinct.

At Mathews Jewelers, we cherish the individuality of each gem. Michelle, at our Beaumont location, often shares, “Each inclusion tells a story of the diamond’s journey from the depths of the Earth to our store.”

Types of Inclusions

Inclusions vary widely, and their types can affect a diamond’s appearance and value. Common types include:

  • Pinpoints: Small dots visible under magnification.
  • Feathers: Crack-like inclusions that sometimes impact durability.
  • Clouds: A cluster of pinpoints, creating a hazy area.

Our stores in Southeast Texas showcase diamonds with various inclusions, offering a glimpse into nature’s artistry.

Impact on Diamond Value

Inclusions influence a diamond’s clarity, one of the four Cs (Cut, Clarity, Color, Carat). A diamond with fewer and less noticeable inclusions is generally more valuable. However, at Mathews Jewelers, we believe every inclusion adds character.

Michael, from our Mid County store, often says, “Each diamond, like our customers, has its unique story, reflected in its inclusions.”

Inclusions vs. Blemishes

It’s important to differentiate between inclusions (internal) and blemishes (external). Inclusions are natural and formed within the diamond, while blemishes occur on the surface, often during cutting or handling.

Identifying Inclusions

Our AGS Certified experts use advanced tools like microscopes to identify and grade inclusions. This careful examination ensures you understand exactly what you're purchasing. Remember, each diamond at Mathews Jewelers undergoes rigorous inspection for quality and authenticity.

The Beauty of Inclusions

We celebrate inclusions at Mathews Jewelers. They are like the diamond's birthmarks, rendering each stone unique. As we say in Southeast Texas, "It's not just a diamond; it's a story."

Choosing a Diamond with Inclusions

When selecting a diamond, consider what type of inclusions you are comfortable with. Some may prefer a stone with few inclusions, while others might find beauty in noticeable marks. Our team in Beaumont and Nederland is here to guide you through this choice.

Caring for Diamonds with Inclusions

Diamonds with inclusions require care and attention. At Mathews Jewelers, we offer free ring cleaning and advice on maintaining your precious stones. Remember, handling your diamond with care ensures its lasting beauty.


At Mathews Jewelers, we invite you to explore the unique world of diamond inclusions. Visit us in Beaumont and Nederland for a personalized experience. Our collections and expert advice await you, promising a memorable journey into the heart of diamonds.

Our commitment, as always, is to make each purchase a lasting, memorable experience. Discover the beauty of diamonds in their natural state, complete with the stories their inclusions tell.

Visit Mathews Jewelers today or call our Beaumont store at (409) 866-7700 or our Mid County store at (409) 724-2045. Our doors are open Monday to Friday, 10 AM - 6 PM, and Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM. Experience the difference between AGS Certified quality and family-driven service.

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