s1 diamond

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

When diamonds are graded, they are only graded from the top. So if the inclusion is not seen from the top then it can still be considered a SI1 and have an inclusion that is noticable on the side. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Can you feel the chip with your fingernail? Or is it just something that looks like a chip? I am guessing that this was not a GIA graded stone. 

katy13:  not sure where you heard that. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

That isn’t unusual for an SI1 at all. There are many grades higher than SI1 (FL, IF, VVS1, VVS2, VS1, VS2) and  only a few grades after (SI2, I1, I2) so SI1 is generally where those types of “visible to the naked eye” type of inclusions occur. It’s under the prong. Don’t worry about it too much.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

 

Michellefou:  They can be a bit annoying cant they?

I didnt notice any inclusions in mine for awhile but when I did I panicked, I thought I had broke the diamond or something, it was devastating!

I went to my jewellers and turns out its an S2 clariety, meaning there can be some visible inclusions, which only I can see from the sides which is frustrating, but not something damaging to the diamond!

Unless the inclusion is physicaly on the surface of the diamond you have NOTHING to worry about. The inclusion is something that happened during the formation of the diamond and it is quite normal to have inclusions, most do! If the inclusion is within the diamond and now covered, the diamond will be fine!

It may be nagging you but I promise it will pass. Eventually you will forget about it unless you are having a really bad day and have the need to nit pick everything like I sometimes do 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

doberman:  My dad is a GIA certifier. 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Congratulations on your engagement!  Yep, this is common in an SI- there are also different types of inclusions.  This link demonstrates diamond clarity for GIA: http://www.jewelry-secrets.com/Diamonds/Diamond-Clarity-4-Cs/Diamond-Clarity-Of-The-4-Cs3.html

This link shows the types of inclusions: http://www.goodoldgold.com/4Cs/Clarity/InclusionGallery/  Good Old Gold has some great educational YouTube videos

If it really bothers you, ask to trade it in and find a diamond you like- you’re going to wear it for the rest of your life unless you upgrade.  Um, the best comparison (b/c he might be touchy about this) would be a buying a car- a big “investment”, something he will use on a regular basis, it’s a personal preference on the make, model, etc. (you get the picture) but has a slight ding/scrape on the underside of the rear bumper.  It doesn’t bother most, but I would drive me nuts – real situation.  My SO didn’t even see it but his dad noticed right away. Hope this makes sense..

A lot of jewelry stores have a 100% trade in program for the stone.  If you decide to trade, have an experienced gemologist guide you to the right diamond.  She will ask the correct questions about your tolerances of the 4 c’s and show you stones that are within your price and tolerance range.  

I picked out a stone that is J color and SI clarity, excellent cut and very good symmetry… On paper, most would say those specs show a noticeable tinge of yellow with visible inclusions in the table and crown (top, largest facet of the diamond and the “sides” of the top).  

Diamonds are all unique.  The stone faces up very white with sparkles of warm blues and is very very eye clean- no visible flaws with my naked eye when examined in a few types of lighting conditions.  I personally pick stones on what catches my eye and not by specs alone.  It has to be excellent cut, very good+ symmetry, very eye clean and no warm color- I’m surprised I like my diamond’s warmth.

I hope you don’t think I’m a crazy person for the unsolicited advice about purchasing a diamond.  I’m a tad bit obsessed.  You may have to wait for your jeweler to import the correct stones.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

You need them to replace it if it cover under warranty

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Michellefou:  I feel like you’re the only one who will notice 🙂  I forgot to add, you may want a second opinion from a separate jeweler.  Find your grading report and see if it has a picture with the inclusions mapped out- it’s called a clarity report.  It should tell you what kind of inclusion.  If your corner imperfection is new, they should be able to swap it for something you’re 99% ecstatic about.

I get the impression that you would be happier with another stone.  Good luck!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

An si1 diamond isn’t even close to perfect. If that’s the only inclusion you have, you’re lucky. 

If you’re bothered by flaws you’ll need to upgrade the clarity. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I have an Si1 diamond and can’t see any inclusions to the naked eye.  I’d get it re-checked by another jeweller if I were you to make you feel happier 🙂

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