What is this THING in my diamond?!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Looks like a feather- the surest way to find out would be to check the certificate. Mine has a map of the inclusions.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@marhealy:  yeah looks like an inclusion, my paperwork shows all of mine and yours should too.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@vermonster:  +1

OP, looks like a “feather” to me

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Just looks like a feather or line of pin points (unless that;s what a feather is).  What was the clarity grading on your stone?  That is pretty normal for a diamond unless you have a VS grade or higher.  Something that visible under magnification looks like a SI.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

looks like an inclusion.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Unless the diamond is graded as IF (internally flawless) you are going to have inclusions. Based on the visibility and severity of the inclusions, I’d probably grade your diamond at an SI1/2

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

As soon as I saw it, I thought, “feather.”  Not that it’s bad.  Unless you can see it with the naked eye, and then YOU have to decide if its something that’s going to make your diamond specifically yours.

Good Old Gold (thanks, guys!) has an actual inclusion gallery.  http://www.goodoldgold.com/4Cs/Clarity/InclusionGallery/

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

 I have a feather in my diamond and that’s what it looks like. 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree–It’s an inclusion!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@marhealy:  It’s probably not an issue- here is an article about feathers and durability. However, in order to get it insured you’ll have to get it appraised, and you might as well get a GIA cert. I can tell you with certainty that it is not VS1 if you can see it with the naked eye- by default, it would be SI2 or I1.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Looks like a feather, which is the diamond industry’s word for “crack.” A lot of diamonds have them, and they usually aren’t a problem for durability. Do you notice it even without magnification? If so, it’s definitely not a VS1.

If the diamond is uncertified, it’s pretty unlikely that it’s actually F-H, VS1. Not a big deal, but it’s all about what bothers you. Do you have it set in a halo? Do you notice a color difference between the center stone and the halo stones? I’d get it insured no matter what.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@marhealy:  well, its not a VS1. VS1’s have no visual inclusions. it looks like an SI1 stone to me. if your FI paid a VS1 price for that center stone, that stinks – but without a cert you probably don’t have a whole lot of recourse. i’m not sure what to tell you. :/

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