Please help – need your opinion about this SI2 diamond!!!!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you buy this 2.7ct SI2 F color diamond or keep 2.2ct VS2 H color diamond?
    Get 2.7ct SI2 F color diamond : (6 votes)
    17 %
    Keep 2.2ct VS2 H color diamond : (28 votes)
    78 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 2
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    1662 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
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    2061 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    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
    Member
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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
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    1622 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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
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    692 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    Member
    1619 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’d keep the cleaner stone.  Inclusions bother me more than color, but everyone has a different preference. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    591 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    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
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    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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 # 12
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    148 posts
    Blushing bee

    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
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    2891 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    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. 🙂

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