Post # 1
I’m newly engaged to the love of my life recently. I love my ring & can’t stop staring at, but I’m starting to notice little imperfections here & there. Most of them are minor of course because JA had to custom make my setting to the shape of my diamond. But there is this one diamond in my halo that when I’m in a dim environment, I see it just dark at that spot. My fiance thinks it’s just that one diamond may have had a little more metal than other diamonds. When I flip the ring around, then I don’t see it anymore. I’m not sure if that’s normal. May some helping bees can put some input in & tell me what you think. Also if you found any imperfections in yours?
As you could see in this picture that it’s on the lower right of the halo:
When I flip the ring then it’s gone:
Post # 2
well diamonds do have imperfections. that’s what make them different from lab-created ones. it’s normal.
Post # 3
MsDub: more metal doesn’t make sense. perhaps one diamond has a carbon spot?
I have one tiny diamond in my band that has a carbon spot. I only notice it when I am focusing on my ring– at first I was disgusted by it- then it was the ring I HAD to have. I will always know it’s MY ring- and honestly, I don’t even think about it anymore.
Even my ering- which is a solitare has a few minor imperfections. It’s a bezel- and after thinking the diamond was set every so slightly crooked- it turns out it’s an illusion with the way the metal is bent. Also, if you look at my actual band, one side is thicker (on the inside- not the width of the band)– I had cut a knife into my band by accident and had it filled it. It made the bad every so slightly thicker in the inside- but again– you’d seriously have to stare at the band with the ring off of my finger to notice, and most people will wouldn’t. I only notice it because I know they added gold to the band vs filing it down- the gauge was just a little too deep!! No one can see these imperfections when I am wearing my ring!
Post # 4
It could be a fisheye. That is when the diamond is a shallow cut. It appears as a dark ring around the stone.
ETA: can u go to a local jeweller and ask for an opinion?
Post # 5
I have this exact problem…I can’t replace the diamond that is on my band because it is too hard to get to and they dont’ want to remove the center stone and compromise the setting. My diamond that used to bother me is almost completely black in bad lighting. I just flip the ring around too. It has been 7 months now and I don’t even worry about it anymore. You are not alone!
ETA: Your ring is stunning by the way!!!
Post # 6
Yep, I have one like that. The diamond in the middle of the top row of diamonds in my composite setting is dark. I’ve cleaned it to no end and it won’t come out. My fiance says he can’t even see it.. but I can! I’m not super worried about it as we had planned to upgrade eventually.
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK
I have a three stone ring with a ruby centre, and one of the diamonds is ever so slightly better cut than the other. I like it because I know my ring is the “right” way on my finger when the sparklier one is closest to me
Post # 8
Definitely! One of the little pavé diamonds on my band goes dark at certain angles, so I wear my ring to keep that diamond facing out – I never see it. On the same side of my ring, the milgrain detailing is a little squashed. When I think about it, it bothers me, but I know there’s no way to fix it (long story – getting the crown tightened to keep my main stone from rattling resulted in having to get an ENTIRELY NEW RING and I am NOT going through that again). I love my ring, though, so I try not to focus on the bitty little errors and instead think of what a love gift it was.
Post # 9
MsDub: there’s a tiny dark flaw in my solitaire but mine’s a family heirloom so i don’t mind 🙂
Post # 10
I know I do, though I rarely see them. I think basically any natural stone will have some. Its imperfections are something you learn to love and make it yours!
Post # 11
I have a 3 stone e-ring and my orig center stone had a carbon spot. I stopped noticing it after a while. Then the stone fell out and the jewleler replaced it with a higher quality stone. Its the kind of thing only you will notice because its on YOUR finger. Other people will just oogle. Enjoy it, its a beautiful ring!
Post # 12
Yes, natural stones often have some imperfections so I think it’s pretty normal. My ring is vintage and has three stones in an intricate art deco setting. The setting is in perfect condition, but the center stone has a tiny bit of cloudiness compared to the other two stones. It doesn’t bother me at all, I love it and it’s perfect for me.
Post # 13
MsDub: I know exactly how you feel. I keep stairing at my ring as well and I notice little things. Like when I first got my oval diamond I swore there was zero bow tie but now it’s like growing bigger lol. I really only notice a bow tie in really bright sunlight. I wouldn’t worry too much about that little diamond in a few months you wil not even notice it.
Post # 14
My diamond has 2 inclusions. I think they are little dots of carbon, but I really don’t know much about gems so don’t take my word for it.
I love my inclusions. No one would ever be able to switch out my diamond on me cuz I know exactly where they are. They make my diamond mine. 🙂
Post # 15
When we first picked it out I didn’t see any at all, then the more I wore it, I started to notice a couple little ones, and then I noticed a pretty big one and we were shocked that we hadnt seen it before. At first my FI was upset about it and said that we wouldnt have bought it if we had known before – but you can only see it in a very specific light and even then you have to be up close. I have come to love it! It makes it my diamond – and I will always be able to recognise it. Im glad its not perfect now, I feel like that is what makes it special. I wouldnt worry about it, over time you will come to like it.