Post # 1
My diamond is far from flawless but it is priceless to me in sentimental value. It was an heirloom from my favorite aunt, she wore it in her yellow gold engagement ring throughout my whole childhood and when she passed it was given to me. I always knew I would use it in my Ering because it reminds me of her and a lifetime of wonderful memories. I had it set in a white gold solitaire and I adore it.
The diamond itself has at least 7 or 8 tiny carbon specks if you look closely but it sparkles plenty and I don’t notice unless I look closely. I’m glad they are there because I can never mistake another diamond for mine. It’s .43 of a carat so “small” by today’s standards. It seems like the majority of diamonds here are nearly flawless or eye clean so I am starting a thread for some included diamond (or lower color) love!
Does anyone have a less than “perfect” diamond that is perfect in your eyes?
My full set
Post # 2
Yea mine has a little feather (its white not black) in the middle of the table of the diamond. You can’t see it unless you look at it from the sides under good lighting. Its very small. But I love my diamond.
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull
Mine aren’t perfect. I can’t seem to get a good photo though.
It really doesn’t bother me – my ring sparkles like crazy, what more could I want? 😛
Post # 4
I have a ring from the 1940s, I thought the diamond was beautiful and then I read the appraisal and realized it was considered verryyyyyy “less than perfect” (it is very included, clarity is crap). Doesn’t really matter to me, I love my ring and know that no one else has it. and I’m not a girly girly/jewelery wearer at all, so I honestly don’t even notice the difference between a perfect diamond and mine lol
Post # 5
Yes, I have a pre owned, imperfectly beautiful engagement set. Initially I thought the wonky prongs and inclusion(s) in the center stone would have bothered me to no end and now I appreciate them. Strange, but true lol
Post # 6
I LOVE the feathers and the spots and the chunky cuts and flaws. Diamonds are like fingerprints, unique in every way.. My appraisal says “imperfect” and until this ring I’d never seen that. I didn’t even know what it was. Makes no difference to me.. it’s spectacular!! And so are ALL of yours bees!!!
Post # 7
I love imperfections in diamonds and gems. It reminds me that this pretty rock grew out of the earth. It is a part of nature and unique in every way, and no other will have the same imperfections, just how people are all unique. I feel that there is nothing special about a flawless diamond. It wil look identical to any other flawless diamond cut the same way. Nothing special about that.
I have some imperfections that look like bubbles in my diamond. It is only visible upside down and from the side. I love it.
Post # 8
1cat : Beautiful! I love the heart! I bet your set is super sparkly!
marriedalready69 : You are so right! What a stunning ring!
Post # 9
Lokie85 : I completely agree!
Post # 10
I would love a sentimental diamond rather than a ‘perfect’ non included diamond! However right now I am a ‘waiting’ bee so any diamond would be a bonus haha. Seriously heirloom rings are amazing! Beautiful rings ladies x
Post # 11
Mine is a SI1- SI2 as well 😊 mine has one decent sized carbon spot near one side of the diamond, and to me it’s like my diamonds birth mark! Honestly not one person would ever even notice unless I specifically pointed it out to them anyways. My diamond formed in the earth and took millions of years to make, and I appreciate my carbon spot 😊😊😚
Post # 12
Mine is definitely not perfect! My husband and I got engaged when we were pretty young so the diamond that we could afford was one that was a bit warmer in color and there is a small inclusion in it. I’m the only one that can spot the inclusion quickly, my husband has to stare at it forever and nobody else has ever noticed it. I love it and it makes me feel like it’s mine and that I’d always be able to pick it out because of its quirks. 🙂
Post # 13
To me, the flaws are part of the appeal of diamonds. I wouldn’t want a cookie cutter, “flawless” Man- made synthetic. No one has my ring. Mine is unique because the diamonds in it are unique.
Post # 14
I’m still waiting, but mine is slightly gray, super included, 150 years old, and amazing.
I don’t believe in perfection – in jewelry or relationships 🙂
Post # 15
This is such an awesome post! Its funny too because I was just talking about this with my husband and was up all night comparing my very imperfect diamond to other comparable diamonds online. My appraisal came in and since my jeweler grades so extremely hard my diamond appraised so low. While I was comparing on line I realized in the event I lost or my diamond got stolen I would not be able to replace it with something as nice as mine so someone suggested I get it appraised elsewhere? Or see if I can get it certified? Anyone heard of this? Anyway, my diamond is a 1.52 carat, G/H color and graded as an I1 (comparing mine to diamonds at zales, helzberg, Shane Co (who was the only one who had one comparable for a price that was comparable to my appraisal), jared ect…, I would say compared to theirs mine is more like an SI1 I have about two carbon spots and one is a little less harder to spot and I have a feather at one of the points. So I would say I1 is fair, but an I1 at kay’s or other chains, is not the same thing way more carbon spots and if I look at an SI1 that looks more like mine its sticker price is at least SIX THOUSAND dollars more than my appraisal! Am I missing something? If I loose my diamond and file a claim, ins will give me the amount in my appraisal? I guess I need to call my insurance company LOL. Also, I went from a 1.37 carat round L color and I1 (even less inclusions than the one I have now LOL) I LOVE my jeweler because I end up getting such a great deal due to his strict standards, but then the appraisal comes in low lol. Anyway, Here is my current diamond… my gorgeous Marquise. I have tried to get the inclusion in the pic but I just cant my camera on my phone is crumby. Ohhh and I totally agree, I actually like having a little imperfection because then I can spot it and I know it is mine. I love my ring. I loved my last ring. I am always willing to compromise a little because I cant afford perfect LOL. I love everyone’s rings so beautiful.