Post # 1
I bought a 2.2ct, H color, VS2, Excellent cut diamond but I’m thinking about returning it because I see a tint of yellow in it under the office light (normally fine) and it bothers me.
Instead I found the following diamond and am thinking about buying it.
2.7ct, F color, SI2, Excellent cut, HCA score 1.6
Vendor told me it’s eye clean although there are some black inclusions.
I’m buying it online so I cannot see it in person before buying.
Can you tell me your opinion? Here is the picture of the diamond.
Post # 2
The inclusions look fairly visible here, and it’s a pretty large stone so they may not be hidden IRL. Do you think it would bother you? I prefer eye clean DEFINITLEY. But everyone has different priorities when it comes to the C’s.
Post # 3
I would personally never get anything more included than a VS2, so my vote is to keep the 2.2ct. It’s already a large stone, and the larger the stone, the more inclusions can be visible.
Post # 4
If thats an actual picture of the diamond, I wouldnt buy it. There are black spots all over that I can see, and I would have a REALLY hard time believing its eye clean if they’re so visible in the photo.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
I would keep the VS2 simply because I find SI2 a bit risky to buy without seeing it. It depends where the inclusions are located in the stone.
Post # 6
SI1 stones are typically perfectly fine, but I don’t know as much about SI2 stones. As long as the stone actually is eye clean, I wouldn’t care if it was SI2, but I get the feeling that stone isn’t actually eye clean. There are so many carbon spots, especially the ones visible through the table. Some of them must be visible.
Post # 7
I’d keep the cleaner stone. Inclusions bother me more than color, but everyone has a different preference.
Post # 8
Depends on what you can deal with my ring is a SI2 but G in color my stone is very eye clean..carbon inclusions drive me nuts but i like a warmer stone thats why my stone is a G in color.. that stone looks more like a I1 or I2 you can clearly see the inclusions on that stone its very white and looks nicely cut is this a magnified picture ?? If so how many times magnified ?? What is the return policy does it come with a AGA/GIA certificate ?? These all questions I would be asking the seller and he shoukd be able to answer for you no problem..do your homework dont but unless everything checks out on the up an up !!!
Post # 9
For GIA stones *I* wouldn’t go lower than VS2 whereas for AGS stones I would consider SI1. (AGS is stricter on clarity than GIA in my experience) But the main thing is cut – light performance. Did you ask for an idealscope/ASET? You really can’t trust GIA excellent even with a good hca score. The category is just too broad. I do have to say that I am surprised your H had a yellow tint. I am exceedingly color sensitive and get perfect scores on color tests and I think H is pretty white. The right (or wrong) lighting can make even my D ideal cut look yellow….
Post # 10
Thank you for all the comments!!! Both diamonds are GIA certified.
It seems like the majority thinks I should keep the H color diamond. The diamond looks fine under the most of the light settings, but it shows a champagne color (not exactly yellow) under the office light where I spend most of my day…. I’m not sure if the F color diamond appears totally white under the office light though. I’m still confused…
Post # 11
This picture is magnified at 50x.
Post # 12
The way that is photographed it shows a lot more than you will ever see with the naked eye. Diamonds are graded under 10x and that’s blown up 5x that So you’re seeing more than when the diamond was graded. However, the feather on the bottom right will be visible with the naked eye. The smaller dots in the middle, likely not, but that other one on the bottom right you will see. I can guarantee it will bug the crap out of you. I worked as a jeweler for a quite awhile and I can say you’d rather have a cleaner, warmer tones diamond than one that is dirty and whiter. Clarity is always more of a concern than color.
Post # 13
bluerose88: what’s the H’s fluorescence? If it has medium to strong, it should balance out the yellow. You might want to trade into an H with fluorescence to get better value if that matters to you. 🙂