Post # 1
We hear women talking about size (weight) all the time so whether or not it is important it is talked about.
We know the cut affects the sparkle and people like to talk about sparkle.
Somehow I think people value colorless or near colorless.
So what about clarity? Is it just something a woman holds in her mind or do people talk about it? It seems like unless you go internally flawless you are not likely to get extra props for mentioning VVS1 vs VS2.
So this is the basis for the poll question…about clarity.
Post # 3
I’ve had only one person ever mention it. It was my roommate, who was ring shopping herself at the time.
Post # 4
Never. I don’t know the clarity of my ring, so I wouldn’t be able to answer the question anyway.
People look, say it’s nice, comment about the fact that it’s simple yet elegant, just me, and might ask where we got it. That’s it. Anything beyond that would be just weird IMO.
Post # 5
Nope. And I wouldn’t know what to tell them if they asked.
Post # 6
Only one person has asked me about the clarity of my ring (a friend, and we were discussing the whole “has to be a diamond” mentality), and to be honest I had to go and dig out my insurance & info card from our safe to answer them.
Usually no one bothers asking anything about it other than what metal it is, and that it is nice/simple/elegant. And I am grateful for the lack of interest 🙂
Post # 7
Like some of the previous posters, I don’t even know the details of my ring.
Post # 8
nobody has ever asked me directly, but i did have a girl question why my ring was so much more sparkly than hers (our diamonds are about the same size)…she wouldn’t shut up about it so i finally told her it was likely mine had a higher clarity than hers. i later found out that i was right–mine is a VS and hers is an I1 (or I2..whatever is clearer).
Post # 9
Nope, but I definitely notice the clarity of other peoples’ diamonds! I feel like it would kind of be a rude question though – akin to asking what carat size a diamond is, since it’s generally agreed that clearer (more clear?) diamonds are higher quality (at very least more expensive!) than their cloudier counterparts. 🙂
Post # 10
Nope, no one has ever asked me about any of the “stats” of my ring.
My diamond is SI1. I can’t see it even under a loupe. Here’s the inclusion picture from the vendor:
“Eye clean” is all I really cared about in regards to clarity.
Cut was the most important of the “4-C’s” to me.
Post # 11
I am bigggg on diamonds and do value the 4 “C’s”. But yes, clarity was important for me, as well as color. Don’t get me wrong, I would have been excited regardless of what my Honey got me. Just the thought of getting married to him makes me giddy! But I am elated that he listened to me and got this ring! It’s funny bc I get comments about the size of my ring, bc it doesn’t have a big stance on my finger. People say things like “oh it’s cute”, or “how dainty”, or “he’ll probably get you a bigger one later for your 5th or 10 anniversary”. I just chuckle to myself because not everyone is gonna know that it’s a “Fancy Vivid” blue diamond surrounded by VS2 white diamonds!! Tee hee.
Post # 12
@katieebee: beautiful ring and I did think “wow” when I saw it so that is genuine. lol
Post # 13
That’s interesting that you say that because I almost started another poll to see if anyone ever noticed the clarity of ones ring. Even this “eye clean”. I’ve never (and I mean never ever) looked at a woman’s ring and thought “Wow…she has visible inclusions”. lol
Are you just saying it wasn’t sparkling and you assumed it was clariy rather than cut or are you saying you see things?
Post # 14
I have been asked quite a few times oddly enough. I work at a bank so people look at my hands all day long. I know the specs of my ring so I gladly share! :o) [attachment=1538111,193595]
Post # 15
This poll is so intersting because it shows money can be saved on clarity. As long as a woman is OK with it in her head, it doesn’t seem to matter. Nobody is asking her about it so she wouldn’t even get to talk about it unless she took it upon herself to try to brag.
It’s so interesting. Why pay more? It’s not like you would be planning on selling it in the future.
Now I’m intersted but I won’t start a poll, have people asked you women about color?
Post # 16
It’s nice. Do you think these women were asking you because they just liked it and were interested in the clarity or because they were hoping to boost their own egos by hoping your clarity was lower than theirs?