Post # 1
I finally got pictures of the imperfection that has been driving me up a friggin wall! Nobody else can see this sucker but me… but now I have photographic evidence! And i wanna know what the hell it is!
Im at work and dont have a transfer cable, so here is a photo of the photo… and I will post the true and clear photos as soon as I get home. Please help me figure this out!
Post # 3
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
@marhealy: yeah looks like an inclusion, my paperwork shows all of mine and yours should too.
Post # 5
OP, looks like a “feather” to me
Post # 6
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 # 8
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
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
I have a feather in my diamond and that’s what it looks like.
Post # 11
I agree–It’s an inclusion!
Post # 12
This is when I admit to something awful… there is no certificate. My mother went through a jeweler friend of hers to custom make the ring. FI got a good deal, but the more I learned AFTER it was made, paid for, and presented to me, the less thrilled I was. No cert, no warranty of any kind. I have an appraisal for it that lists it as a .6ct F-H color, VS1 diamond… which is super sketchy. FI has no clue about diamonds, and I really dont think my mother does either after this debacle. If the ring is clean its not as noticable, but how often is my ring perfectly clean? Lol.
Anything I should be worried about with a feather? Basically I feelblike I need to insure this sucker on the most comprhensive plan I can get bc knowing my luck, something HORRIBLE is going to happen soon…
Post # 13
Good to know that there’s a concensus of feather… like I said in the last post (man that was a quick blow up of replies while typing) no gia or ags cert, just an appraisal that puts it at vs1, or perhaps vs2 now that I think about it. Either way, I get more and more pissed the more I think about the situation. Resale value is probably in the tank bc theres no cert, if I get it certified it has to be removed from the setting and then the value will tank again once its graded lower than the appraisal says. I appreciate that my mother was trying to hwlp FI out but it really wasnt worth THIS. No idea what to do now! She was so insistent… Sheesh, and she wonders where I get my bullheadedness lol
Post # 14
@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
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
@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. :/