Post # 1
I was reading a jewelry blog I like the other day, and the author stated that about 50% of the diamonds in engagement rings are I clarity. (I can’t find the article for the life of me, or I would link to it). I was surprised that they were that prevalent. I’ve seem some very eye-clean I diamonds, so sometimes I think they can be a great deal, financially speaking. Anyway, it made me start to wonder, how many bees have I clarity diamonds in your ering/wband/any other jewelry and do you like them?
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site
maybe they meant the tiny diamonds in halos or pavé settings? They’re so tiny you can’t really see colour in them, and then the bigger center stones would be of a higher colour grade?
Post # 4
@MrsAL2012: My original 1/2 carat round diamond had a small light-colored feather inclusion that could be seen if I held it up to my eye and squinted. When I upgraded, I bought another I stone, because my old one never bothered me. In fact, I liked having the inclusion because I knew it was mine after having it worked on or cleaned! I think cut and color are much more important to the naked eye.
Post # 5
i have a 1 carat I center stone. it has a small “white” inclusion that is set under a prong anyways. no one ever notices it and it looks really white and sparkly to me so i dont mind it at all 🙂
Post # 7
Mall jewlers often try to sell them.
Edited because I don’t want to offend anyone.
Post # 8
Mine are SI2 -3 clarity diamonds…I got my ring of an ebay seller but had it resized by a local jeweller who told me all but one of my stones face up higher that an SI 2 -3 clarity. He said one had a visible carbon dot on the edge of the stone. So it was definately an I clarity. I can see it now that it was pointed out to me but I dont really care as my ring sparkles like crazy and we got it for the interesting design of the setting….and for under a $1000 we didn’t expect any different!!
Post # 9
mine is an I1-I2 but a really good cut and color. It came set in platinum. We got it at an estate jewelers who thought he was giving us a whoite gold setting. The price was great…traded it for a larger pear shaped halo ring that I disliked plus some misc jewelry.Its 1 ct, sparkles great and is pretty darn colorless. I can see a carbon spot sometimes, but only in certain light when I look at it in certain positions. It doesnt bother me at all 🙂 Some people are more sensitive than others, and I am a complete realist when it comes to finances. You have to see the stone to really know if you will like it. make sure you look at it outside, away from the lights in the store 🙂
Post # 10
Mine is H-I clarity, VS-2 (.54 carots). I love it. It is so beautiful, clear and sparkly. So sparkly. I don’t think mine is white, or colorish at all. Although, I didn’t get any say in the matter, it was an heirloom ring. I was even surprised to find out it was graded at an H-I, as I thought it would have been considered clearer. I love the ring, and the diamond, and I am so honored to have it.
Post # 12
There’s not a percentage, but GoodOldGold says “[…] there are more stones in this clarity grade on the market than in any other grade,” if you want a source. http://www.goodoldgold.com/4Cs/Clarity/Imperfect/
Post # 13
I have no shame …. My baby gir’s center stone is a 1.75 ct F – clarity I1. The lil flaws she has represents the lil flaws that I have as well. I am not perfect so why should I judge a beautiful stone with minors flaws that only I may see or know all about. To the normal eye you can’t see unless I point out details of things. Just imagine a world with everyone looking the same and being judged as not beautiful because you have a flaw or two. For me part of the charm is knowing my baby girl is not perfect. The same way Fiance loves me and accepts myimperfections, I love my ering as well. I wear her proudly… no shame in having a lil spot or small blemish.. Just means she is unique just like her owner
Post # 14
@auggiefrog: I think you have that backwards, your color is H-I, your clarity would be the VS2. Colors start at D and go to Z. Clarity is, from flawless to most included: FL, IF, VVS, VS, SI, I. Hope that helps:) Very pretty ring, btw!
Post # 15
two of these are GIA I1 clarity the last EGL USA…
this is under macro photography with no photoshopping the white inclusions. I clarities can be beautiful or ugly, just like SI’s, and even VS’s sometimes that have carbon or feathers in central places. can’t judge them by their certificate. gotta see them in person
Post # 16
@puppiekisses: I agree, definitely see them in person. Those rings are super beautiful!