Diamond community: would you rather

posted 7 days ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Honey bee

Almost all diamonds are imperfect. Even IF diamonds arent FL. A D FL diamond is going to be very expensive, and almost not worth wearing, because any surface damage will dump its clarity down to IF. 

I also like inclusions, in the fact that these items had to be right next to each other for millions of years to create THIS diamond crystal. Fluor is one of my favourite things, but its seen as a flaw by many. Inclusions are like little birth marks, that make your diamond unique. 

So for me, I’d rather an imperfect diamond. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

All diamonds are “imperfect,” so to speak.  My vote is diamond.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Imperfect diamond

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

I think you’re going to need to spell out what imperfect means to you. 

If we’re talking a salt and pepper or “galaxy” diamond, I’m choosing a plain gold band or moissanite. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

All diamonds are imperfect. I’d choose a diamond or sapphire. 

Post # 7
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Wannabee

Pretty much any natural diamond or even a lab diamond. Or a plain gold band or nothing at all over moissanite.  Moissanite and CZ are not for me.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Depends on what you are talking about by imperfect. I would take low color grade over lower clarity, lower cut grade over higher imperfections — I clarities — and none, or moissanite over a salt and pepper or “gray” looking I clarity diamond.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Diamond… but they are all imperfect. I had never heard of moissy until I joined this forum. They are beautiful as well. I rsther have something iimperfect (not overly imperfect though, my diamond is eye clean) 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

Imperfect diamond. I don’t like how white moissanites appear. BUT, I’m not super well educated on diamonds or gemstones so I don’t really know fuck all about either of them other than what I’ve seen in pictures and stuff.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I like stones with character, flawless was never the goal. Imperfect diamond gets my vote.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

Define imperfect.  

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Imperfect diamond. The clarity grading is not as important to me as eye cleanliness. I have an SI1 diamond. As long as there are no visible inclusions to the naked eye, who cares? Why pay for something you can’t see?

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

An imperfect diamond 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Imperfect diamond

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