(Closed) Diamond clarity?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have no idea what it is, but I love your ring!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Is your diamond GIA certified? If so, look on your certificate and see if it is listed as having a “cutlet.”

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Mrs. Fireworks:  yeah, a medium, large, slightly large, or extra large culet usually identify a vintage cut diamond.  cut by hand without modern tools, vintage/old mine or old european rounds have a big circle platform in the middle instead of a pinpoint culet that is small or none.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It can also be head obstruction, which means the top facets of the diamond aren’t cut precisely and they are blocking light from entering and reflecting correctly. What is the cut grade?

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Is it like the circle in the middle of the diamond shown below? If so, I think it’s just a function of how round diamonds reflect light…

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@labradorlover:  The black areas are just facets, which aren’t reflecting light back into the camera in that image. I think the ‘hole’ you’re seeing is more likely to just be a feature of the cut of the diamond, rather than an inclusion or culet.

A culet is where the bottom point of the diamond is flat, and is mostly found in old cuts of diamond, I think in the image you’ve got I can see the point. An inclusion is much more likely to be a speck or line, rather than a big dark circle.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@labradorlover:  Could it be table reflection?  Do a search on Pricescope and see if that explains it.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

it looks like its just the cut and how the light travels in the stone, if it looks off center then its because the cut is a bit off, you should have a cut name, grade, and proprtions in your certificate

i wouldn’t worry it looks great

inclusions would look very differently, as spots and lines and clouds

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