Cloudy diamond from bluenile?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m not sure… but I think it’s the photo? Maybe they’ve put a weird filter on them? It’s an Si2 but I don’t know how much that changes things. We got my e ring from BN and couldn’t be happier – no cloudiness. It’s a gorgeous stone. 

Post # 3
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769 posts
Busy bee

It does because the clarity is SI2. Hope this helps!

Post # 5
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612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I can’t tell how they will look in person by the photos.  As PP stated, it may be the filter.  I know I love my ring from BN, but the color and clarity were a bit better.

Post # 6
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706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2003

I think it’s the pictures. I think my diamond is an SI1 or SI2 and it’s not cloudy at all! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

laura.wynn.33:  It may also be a combination of cut and color as well. So maybe other SI2 diamonds are excellent cut, D/E/F color. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

laura.wynn.33:  I don’t think either one of the diamonds look cloudy- might just the photo.

If you’re buying a certified diamond, you’re going to get the one you choose, so just look at the certificate beforeahand.  As far as I know, Blue Nile has a great reputation.  I wouldn’t be concerned.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ocean's Edge, Atlantis, The Bahamas

It can look cloudy if the Fluorescence is stronger but only in some very speciffic light conditions (exposed to UV usually so in direct sun light at some point durring the day). I think the picture is to blame there, not the diamonds. I feel it is a filter to make the paper whiter and the background so it discolors everything. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

Photos are notoriously unreliable. However, Blue Nile tends to be very accomodating and very honest about how their stones appear (all the stones I inquired about they had in-house, though I am told that some are drop shipped from other locations). They told me flat out that some of them had visible inclusions or were not “eye clean”. And it wasn’t always the least expensive or the ones I thought from the GIA plot. They were able to steer me toward a stone that was everything I wanted it to be, and perhaps if you phone them and give them the opportunity they can do the same for you.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

laura.wynn.33:  it is because they are si2 stones. Don’t get me wrong I have an si1.

The inclusions in these stones are very very small feathers or clear Crystals. There are so many the stone looks over all cloudy.   You can have a i1 with just a black carbon spot on the side and it still be crystal clear but that one spot makes it an i1 because it’s so big/dark. These have no stand out inclusion but there are so many little ones they reflect light differently and the pictures come out bad. They won’t look so bad in person and all the other stats are amazing (color and cut) but it’s the clarity that is throwing it off. 

 

You can go to pricescope.com and the boards there will help you a crazy lot 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

The thin about inclusions are no two are the same I have a not “eye clean” si1 but it’s only from a small brown spot under a prong, but unmounted it’s obvious.

I would stay away from the too many feather/ cloudy stones but not all si2s will be like that  

Post # 13
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Worker bee

The clarity grade is something you might want to look at. The clearer the stone, the higher the grade. It starts of with FL, IF, VVS1, VVS2, VS1, VS2 these are usually very good. IF is the best and F is to me also perfect. I guess with some maginifying there are more inclusions. The SI1, SI2 and lower clarity grade will be not as clear. There is more to it than the size of the stone, clarity, color and the cut will make the quality and the price of the stone what they believe is worth.

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