(Closed) Clear/White Diamond Question!!!

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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805 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You know in the 2nd pic the solitaire looks diff than the side stones. Do you know if they are well matched? I’m wondering if it’nitwit your solitaire but the side stones interfering with theway the light refracts. And that could be what’s not making it look eye clean to you. ( total diamond geek here lol )

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

No one is going to be able to tell the difference between your stone and a higher grade stone unless they use a magnifine glass and seriously, who does that anyways…. Just remember that there will always be a bigger,better,sparklier,whiter,clearer diamond out there….believe me, I know. Whether it be you get the highest quality of stone out there but then you’ll be thinking that it’s too small….or you get a larger one with very very good quality but then you think it’s not clear or white enough….but please remember (this might sound harsh) but probably after a year or so of being engaged, no one really cares about your ring anymore, they might glance once and a while but really it will become old news…..the most important thing is that YOU love your ring and what it represents, don’t get swayed by what others say, if when you got proposed to and you saw your ring and instantly loved it (before thinking about what other would say or by staring at it for hours) then it’s your ring. πŸ™‚ Good luck!

Post # 21
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I dont think how clear the stone looks really has to do with the color, but more the cut and/clarity.  I was diamond shopping with a friend of mine and even trying to look at a perfectly clean stone on a white background, it was quite difficult to tell the difference between a F/G or a G/H without reallly trying to look.  The difference between the F/H was a bit more noticible, but only in the perfect lighting on a white background.  On its own I think they both look white/clear.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Maybe it is how the stone is set?  Mine is a E color, SI2 pear and it is clear. 

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Thanks!  They aren’t the best pictures, but they show it pretty well!  Awesome!  I love teaching! Laughing

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My diamond is a SI in clarity and a K in colour, and while it is a fairly dark stone compared to some of them i see here on WB, it is absolutely clear and sparkley. its a trade-off. i could have got a paler stone with inclusions, but i chose slightly included and went for the darker colour because it has an old fashioned look about it. i love it and wouldnt change it.

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I just read your engagement post (very cute, btw!) and it sounded like you loved your ring!  When you find yourself being critical of your ring or comparing it to others, just remember how much you loved it when you saw it.  It may difficult, but you will not get anywhere being critical of your ring as you may only hurt your FI’s feelings further and there always be someone with a bigger, brighter, more expensive ring.  I do agree with him that you may be thinking too much πŸ™‚  Perhaps don’t wear your ring for a couple of days and see how you feel when you put it back on?  It is easier to appreciate something when you don’t see it every day πŸ™‚

To answer your question though, diamonds should appear clear.  Mine looks very icy white and transparent (it actually will go ‘dark’ in certain lighting, which I heard is common in well cut stones.)  It is an E color, VVS2, Excellent cut H&A round brilliant with no flourescence for comparison. Diamonds should not look cloudy white and you should be able to see depth in your stone.  Pictures are sometimes hard to tell by.

I agree with pinkshoes it has more to do with cut and clarity.  H is still considered pretty high in color scale.  Your SI2 grading may be why your stone is looking not as clear.  Even if it is eye clean, depending on what and how big your inclusions are, it can affect the performance of your stone and its light return.  However, unless your diamond looks like ‘frozen spit’ (inside joke amongst jewelery people) I would just try to be happy with your ring as you seem to really love it.  If you think it is a beautiful ring, you should wear it proudly. The color, cut, or clarity will not cross most people’s mind.  And the people who matter will love it as much as you do.  Hope that helps!

Post # 30
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Fallicious1012: I dont think it looks cloudy at all! And i have seen SO many cloudy rings lol. I think my diamond has the same stats if you wanna check it out for comparision. Your ring looks clear and sparkly to the max:)

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

In some lights my diamond looks more clear, and in some it looks more white-ish.  It depends on the lighting, but it never looks cloudy.  I definitely see a difference though.  Mine isn’t super high quality, it’s F colour but I-2 and Good cut. 

Here are some pics, it looks different in each one.

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