Post # 1
all the crap that is described on rings? I am completely lost as to what color and clarity and all that stuff means.. hahaha
Here is a picture of a ring I like at a local jewelry store. I have to call to get a price, but I don’t want the diamond I would really love to have an amethyst instead.
Here is the description of it (I have no clue what it all means… so could someone say if this is a yay or nay for cut/clarity/whatever).
Off their website:
— 18 karat white gold 2 piece diamond wedding set. The ring is set with (25) round cut diamonds with a total carat weight of .33 points. The center diamond is round cut weighing .90 points with I color and I1 clarity. Finger size 6 1/2 —
Now, to me.. 18k white gold is a bit much I’m okay with lowering it if it saves money. Say… 14k?
But the rest of the stuff is a foreign language to me! Please help! haha
Here is a couple pics of the ring.
Post # 3
That is a halo, with pave or bead set diamonds down the band & milgrain detailing! I would think the detail on the side of the ring is scroll work. (But I am not sure on that.)
Post # 4
The color is meh and the clarity sucks.
Post # 5
Oh & as far as the color cut clarity. Cut is king! Color you can go down & not notice as much as you would going down in Clarity. A SI ring can be eye clean but some are not! You would have to see it in person to tell.
Post # 6
2 peice = wedding band and ering.
I would stick with the 18 kt gold
90 points = .90 carats
0.33 points = 0.33 total ctw of accent diamonds
I1 clarity = inclusion visible without a loupe
I Color = It is the last point on the scale where it is considered a colorless diamond and you would def want to see the diamonsdin person. This color tends to look warmer more yellow. If it’s not a GIA graded diamond the color might not be desirable.
Post # 7
I do believe that and I1 ring will have huge black imperfections in it. I means “included,” as in it will have noticeable inclusions.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2012 - Glades Pike Winery, Somerset, PA
Do a quick google search on “the 4 C’s” — it’s the diamond’s stats, cut, color, clarity, carat. Since diamonds are basically just rocks, they all have different attributes to them, and those letters/numbers you see are basically just jargon to quickly give you a glimpse at the diamond. No 2 diamonds are alike, and some of the C’s are more important to people than others — you may want a colorless diamond and not care about internal flaws, but someone else might want an internally flawless diamond but not care about color. You also want to make sure you’re getting a fair price for the quality of diamond in question.
Here’s one link I found that explains it:
Hope that helps!
Post # 9
Oh, and to be more detailed:
D, E, and F are colorless, G,H, and I are near colorless, etc
Clarity from best to worst is something like:
Post # 10
Wow, you ladies are QUICK haha
I was thinking (from reading other posts) that the “I” was kind of sucky.. BUT
since I want an amethyst I was wondering what they would give me.. like.. do they still have the “C”s too?
Post # 11
Colored gemstones are graded differently (and in many cases, not at all).
Post # 12
The cut, colour and clarity of a ring will all affect how much your ring will sparkle and shine. Also, the more included (aka less clear), the more colour it has, and/or the worse the cut is, the faster it will look dirty. When Boyfriend or Best Friend and I went to look at rings the jeweler told us if you want a pretty diamond, the top two things to look at are cut and colour. Then clarity and last carat size.
An I1 in clarity means that the inclusions (or internal flaws/black marks) in the ring will be visible to the naked eye. This can also mean the diamond isn’t as tough, as the inclusions aren’t actually diamond. A diamond of this clarity may break.
I in colour is at the end of the ‘near colourless’ scale and you will be able to tell that it is not a pure white diamond.
In My Humble Opinion, you’d be much better off looking at a different stone.
If you want, Birks has some really good information on diamonds here:
Post # 13
@PoeticDoveInLA: I isn’t necessarily a sucky color – some people might prefer warm diamonds. As other posters have said, the cut is the most important thing, b/c the cut will affect how much a diamond sparkles (and who wants a non sparkly diamond?!) If you want an amethyst, they are not graded the same as diamonds. Also, note that with a lot of colored gemstones, they are treated with chemicals and dyes to alter their natural colors, so make sure that you’re not paying more than you should (as some jewelers may tell you that a stone is “natural” when really they’ve treated the shit out of it!)