Post # 1
So, the bf is getting ready to purchase a diamond like asap… We’re trying to chose between 2 different stones, with almost the same specifications, except one has a more visible inclusion than the other. However, the one that has a very small visible inclusion is considerably cheaper and he can buy this Friday, the other we’d have to wait a little longer to buy. So I guess my question is, does your diamond have any inclusions you can point out? If so, does knowing it is there drive you crazy? I’d really like for him to save some money, but don’t want something that might drive me nuts later. Opinions?
Post # 3
If you can afford the other ring, I’d wait. You’ll spend hours looking at your ring and showing it to people, and I think it would annoy you. I know it’ll mean you’ll have to be patient, but it’s a few weeks/days in comparison to a lifetime
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
Yes. I miss my original diamond because it had a teeny inclusion. This one has a very noticeable (to me) inclusion shaped like… a fetus. I can only see it from the side in the right light but I hate having a fetus in my ring sometimes lol. I cannot see any inclusions from any other point. My diamond is super well cut and nearly colourless with good fire, so really it doesn’t bug me that much.
Post # 5
It would bug me, but only because I am anal and would fixate on it to the point of distraction!
Post # 6
nah cant do it myself.. i would regret it the moment my bf hands over the credit card!
Post # 7
I have a pair of diamond earrings, and one has a very visible inclusion in it. I kind of like it, I feel like it always belongs on one side so I keep them oriented that way. I think it gives the diamond an enjoyable bit of character. But then again, I’m not looking at it on my hand all day. Also, what I really dislike is that they’re not super sparkly (probably not the best cut, don’t know the specs).
Post # 8
My diamond has a visible inclusion right in the middle, it looks like a scratch. It never bothers me at all, most the time the ring is not clean enough to be noticable, i cant see it unless the ring is held right up to my face and although you do that when you are looking to buy you wont do this normally.
No one else has ever noticed it and the ring still spakles like crazy, it has never buged me at all and i quite like it. I traded to this diamond from a smaller one with no visible inclusions and have not regretted it.
Post # 9
My ring, has a small inclusion, on one side, that is barely noticeable, unless you stare and study it. At first I was put off by it, but i think that had to do with my over the top expectations that it would be perfect. Just like relationships, people, life etc, there are always bumps, grooves, and little imperfections (some times lots, lol). I have been wearing it for about six months, and i love it! This diamond came from a piece of the earth, amd the little blemish is added character.
Plus, I am always scared that when i get it cleaned, that they might secretly change out my diamond for another one… so afterwards, i always look to find her, my little blemish.
Post # 10
I have a black spot in my centre diamond but you truly cannot tell unless you look at the ring from the side and through it, and only from one side. It’s strange.
Anyways, at first it really bothered me and I considered replacing it, but no one else can see it unless they are using their jewellers magnifying glass, and it makes my ring unique to me, so I’ve learned to actually like it.
ETA: My ring is blinding with sparkles in the sun, and the tcw of the diamonds you can see is less than 0.9tcw.
Post # 11
I have one too…it doesn’t bother me especially when it is just cleaned. It’s a good cut and nearly colorless and no one has ever noticed, it’s just so sparkly. I can only see it in certain light and at certain angles. I would rather have the larger stone with inclusions than a smaller perfect one. I know a lot of people think the opposite though. I love mine and don’t regret my decision! I would go with the one with inclusions if you are going to savspa lot of cash!
Post # 12
Mine has a few small inclusions but it really doesn’t bother me at all. 🙂 I LOVE my ring!
Post # 13
I dont think I would even notice if mine had an inclusion! I’m pretty sure it does not, but even if it did I dont know if I would notice! I’ve never looked at another person and seen one, either.
Post # 14
My first center stone had two visible inclusions and I tried to ignore it at first but it started to really bother me, so I ended up upgrading to a nicer quality stone of similar size. To me, so worth it. I love it like 100x more now.
I guess it depends how big the inclusions are. Mine almost looked like little cracks, they were feathers I guess? And it was really obvious in the sun… the stone sparkled less than the pave diamonds around it did. My new one is still only SI1 but its totally eye-clean and the better cut makes it soooo sparkly
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
My Fi picked a diamond that had pretty much no visible inclusions (I couldn’t even see them with the magnifier), but he made the mistake of telling me that it is slightly yellower than his other option! I sometimes start thinking I see it as a tiny bit yellow, probably all in my head, all the time, though. But it is still perfect. I like to think of it as my little secret, because I haven’t told anyone about it, and they will never ever notice!
Post # 16
I think my favorite part about my ring is that you can just stare straight down that baby! The sparkle still gets me giddy sometimes. If you can afford the other stone I would wait. I know it’s hard and you want it NOW, but if you’re making a post regarding the inclusion, that may be a sign that it bothers you more than you may want to admit ??? I could be totally wrong so please don’t take that offensivly at all. I think you will be happy with whatever you get but I think there will be zero potential regret if you wait and get the more clear stone.