(Closed) Diamond Disaster

posted 14 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
17 posts
  • Wedding: August 2008

If it’s really important to you, you could explore having the inclusion removed with a laser. It will leave a tiny drill path (that you should only be able to see with a loupe), but you should be able to have it drilled from the bottom or side, where you’re less likely to see the "scar." Sometimes if the inclusion is too large to remove, they can drill a tiny path to the inclusion and bleach it so it’s far less noticeable. Keep in mind that these things will make the stone less valuable (although, an engagement ring’s monetary value should NOT be important at all, because you aren’t planning on ever selling it, right?)


Another thing to mention is that there is a possibility that the inclusion is not in fact just a carbon pindot. It could actually be a teeny tiny gem (like a sapphire or emerald or something) that got trapped inside the diamond. Things like this have frequently been trapped inside diamonds during formation. Often times they are so tiny that you can’t really tell that’s what they are without microscopic evaluation. But, the idea that you could have a tiny gemstone buried in your ring could be fun.


Plus, having inclusions can be a good thing. Inclusions act as "fingerprints" for your stone. You can have your stone plotted so that you know exactly what’s going on with it. That way, if you ever take it in to be repaired/cleaned, or it’s ever lost/stolen, you can use that plot of the inclusions to identify your stone and avoid being ripped off! For this reason, I wouldn’t want a flawless stone! (Plus, one little chip and that uber-expensive flawless diamond loses a crapload of value!)


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