These are our "value priced" diamond earrings. 1/2 ct I1 clarity in these diamond stud earrings means that there are fewer imperfections visible to the naked eye. Our buyers sort and match together our I1 diamonds to insure we offer only those with the nicest brilliance for the price. I1 clarity diamonds are a noticeable step-up in quality from our I2 diamonds. They are more brilliant than the I2 diamonds. They are our "value choice" for a flashy pair of earrings with the best look for a little more money.