Post # 1
I love my setting, and I am fine with the size of my ring. My clarity on the otherhand is on the lower side. My stats are a 1.17 Ct F SI2. My Husband bought it online and it was EGL certified, but I don’t believe it is truly an SI2. Meaning I can see visible flaws. Its probably not noticible to anyone else, it was cut and set to hind them, but I’ve been considering upgrading it. I feel like it just doesn’t sparkle like it should because of its flaws. I would probaly go a little bigger (1.25+) and a VS2 clarity. I have the money, so thats not really an issue. I’m also not especially sentimental towards the diamond. To me its more about what it represents. I think I would try to trade it in towards the new diamond. Has anyone else done this? Do you think its worth it?
You can see 2 of the flaws in the lower right…
Post # 3
I think it looks great, but wouldn’t it hurt your husbands feelings?
Post # 4
You’re going to have to circle the flaws for me because I honestly do not see them. I also think that the cut of the diamond is where the sparkle lies. I have an ideal cut center stone and the sparkle is out of control. I also clean it 1-2x a week and it always sparkles more when it’s been cleaned. I have a VS1-2 stone and there’s a visible inclusion that drives my FI crazy right in the middle. You can’t see it until someone points it out and it doesn’t show up in pix, so I can’t show it to you, but I think you can have visible inclusions in an SI, also. My point is – perhaps clean your ring first before you make any decisions and second, make sure you upgrade the cut if you think your ring doesn’t sparkle enough.
Post # 5
The ring looks good to me too, but if you’ve got the money, then change it! I’m not sentimental about diamonds either; I changed out my center stone for Christmas and am very happy I did.
Post # 6
Have you talked it over with your husband? Is it going to hurt his feelings if you do this? Or are you planning on doing this quietly and hoping he won’t notice?
Post # 7
@clairykoo: I can respect your feeling and can say if it bothers you to that extent then go for it…..you have to be happy …. On the flip side and this is just an opinion for me is that some lesser clarity stones can as elegant n classy…
I have an I1 and she has a visible flaw but to me it’s a beautiful spect that makes her unique.. I’m not perfect ..my stones not perfect so we are a perfect match. On the other hand I will be upgrading to a 2ct next month . Not because of anything other than my desire to do this. The next diamond upgrade will have lil things I will grow to love too…. Let your choice be about what SO n you want… I think your ring is beautiful. A larger rock will for sure be just as stunning….
Here is my 1.75 ct with flaws n all but she is still beautiful
Post # 8
100% go for it, if you want an upgrade and you have the $$ go for it!
Post # 9
Sure go for it! If your hubby is ok with it and you’ve got the bucks, why the heck not??!!
Post # 10
Where is your diamond from? Is there an upgrade policy? And can you get a diamond that’s either GIA or AGS certified rather than EGL? None of us will be able to see the inclusions in a photo like that in low lighting, but if they bother you and you can get a better one and both you and your FI are ok with it, go for it. But I wouldn’t get anything EGL certified because their grading isn’t reliable.