Does anyone else have an imperfect diamond?

posted 2 weeks ago in Rings
Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

ann.reid.9277 :  thank you, it is a particularly good picture haha! 

Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

Here is my imperfect diamond from my original set. We knew nothing about diamonds and got the biggest we could afford at the time. I believe the stats were .98 ct, I color, but I can’t remember the clarity. There is a large feather (?) or crack-like line on the underside. It looks lower than an I to me. It sits in my jewelry box because a) it doesn’t fit and b) I go back and forth with getting it reset or resized, so I end up doing nothing with it. I got a morganite ring for our anniversary, but it’s high maintenance and not the same as my diamond. 

Post # 48
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Bumble bee

dracarys :  You and I could have written exactly the same story.

I finally had my diamond reset in a beautiful setting that really does enhance the stone.

“Carat” was the only thing my diamond had going for it, and in the new setting, lots of gold and several channel set very small additional diamonds, I love to wear it.

I think your ring is beautiful now and I bet you’d have a lot of joy with it if you worked with an interested jeweler who was enthused about making an even MORE beautiful ring for you.

Post # 49
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

ann.reid.9277 :  Thank you! I’ve been scouring the James Allen website looking for ideas. It definitely photographs better than it appears in reality, though. 

This week, I’m all about resetting it and giving it new life. Next week, who knows lol. I eventually would like a larger diamond, but that’s definitely not in the cards right now. I got the morganite hoping it would satisfy my craving for a large stone, but it didn’t. I wish we could go way back to 2003 and make a smarter choice; it’s really hard (for me) to spend money on a new ring now that we have kids and a home to fund. We’ll see what happens!

 

Post # 50
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Mine has at least 4 visible inclusions. Here’s a picture that shows the main one. Smack dab in the middle of the diamond. I love it.

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

This. This thread is how you can tell a diamond from a simulant. Simulants don’t look real because they don’t have flaws (inclusions, carbon spots, feathers). If I’m looking at anything over .75 carat and it looks flawless/colorless (lifeless, imo) than I am uninterested. Anyone I know with a 1 carat or larger isn’t going to have a perfect diamond

Post # 52
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Newbee

jannigirl :  There are internally flawless diamonds. There are also lots of visually “flawless” diamonds.  Anything VS2 and above are going to be “flawless” and plenty of SI1s will look flawless too.   What makes you think only simulants will look “perfect”? 

 

 

Post # 53
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

crunchymacaroons :  eye clean and “flawless” are 2 different things. Certainly, there are flawless diamonds. But normal people aren’t sporting a huge one. And, as I mentioned in my previous post, flawless diamonds look uninteresting to my eye and simulants even more so. 

Post # 54
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Mine is SI2, not “eye clean” but plenty clean enough for me – clear/white inclusions. The inclusions sort of go across the width of the stone, so based on that and the marquise shape, I like to imagine this stone was cut from a macle, or twinned crystal – two diamonds that grew together. Not bad symbolism for an engagement ring I think <3

Post # 56
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

My center stone is a I1 half carat princess cut. Husband doesn’t know anything about the 4 Cs–just loved the uniqueness of the design. We definitely don’t like the jewelry store he purchased it from in retrospect, but on the bright side if he hadn’t gone there he wouldn’t have gotten this exact set for me. The prongs are being retipped right now….I miss it! 

Post # 57
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Wannabee

Mine is I color I2. If you look really close you can see a carbon inclusion near one of the corner. 

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