Blue Diamond Questions

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Are you looking at natural blue diamonds or irradiated blue diamonds? Natural blue diamonds should have a range of clarities but my understanding is that irradiated diamonds tend to be chosen because they will not sell as colorless diamonds sometimes this is because of the inclusions. Since the irradiation process changes the color of the diamond it poor clarity isn’t as big of a deal.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have several super tiney blue diamonds on my ring, but they are super bright and crystal clear even when looking at them under my 20x loup.   I would ask to look at them out side in natural daylight and in different lightings first.  Blue diamonds are soooooooooo beautiful out in the sun, they look totally different.  Also as far as the clairty I would be nervous about anything below and SI.  And I would also advise not getting a heat treated blue diamond as those tend to fade in color.

Post # 5
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276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Post # 6
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437 posts
Helper bee

In case someone else has the same question…. I have an irradiated blue diamond with i2-i3 clarity.  It’s round brilliant 5.85mm (.81ct maybe?). The website I got it from stated 6mm 1ct,  so less than honest, but that’s another story for another time. It shows some surface graining in some lights, which look like scratches and has 1 little whitish spot near a prong, but I wouldn’t trade her for the world. She sparkles like mad and changes color from deep to bright ocean teal. I recently upgraded my setting,  but it was important to me to keep the same stone. 

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Here she is :

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