(Closed) Diamond experts! Help! SI1 diamond

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I would personally pass on it specifically because the inclusion passes through the center of the stone. Also I think J would be too yellow for me.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Its so hard to judge just off a piece of paper. If they are willing to except a return if you don’t like the stone, id say order it and see it in person (:

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015

The dimensions are good and the cut quality looks very nice and symmetric. I didn’t notice the FL on the cert at first.

Can you call the seller and see if they will ship it to a local jeweler for you to inspect? If it’s eye clean and the color doesn’t bug you I say go for it.

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I would personally bump the clarity up to VS2, but if you can return the diamond, I guess it’s worth taking a look at.

Medium blue fluorescence and excellent cut should negate the color a little bit. If it’s truly eye clean and you like it in person, go for it.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

The issue here is the J colour is noticeably yellow. If you want it in a white gold or platinum setting, the colour will be noticeable.

The inclusion might not seem like a big deal when looking at a photo or diagram, but it will ruin the way light passes through the stone. I doubt it has the sparkle that you would wish for.

if there is a return policy, I say go for it. Nothing to lose, but if there is not a way to return it if you dont like it, I wouldn’t take the chance.

youre obviously on a budget and want a diamond that is close to a carat, but my advice would be to get either a higher quality diamond that may not be as big or a moissanite (or other type stone) and then upgrade it when you can afford to. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ah, the diamond experts of WB. The image shown is many, many times larger than the stone. The inclusions will not impact the light performance unless there are “clouds not shown”. Don’t be afraid of SI1 clarity. For most people clarity is a mind-clean issue.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by Profile Photo doberman.
Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2003

FWIW my diamond is an SI1. When I used my macro lens to photograph it I could see some of the items indicated on the GIA certificate. But when I look at it with my eyes I don’t see anything that even bothers me. If they accept returns then I think it’s worth a look. 

I am sorry. Mine is an SI2

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by  alabamagirl.
Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, NV

Honestly, if it’s returnable, I would check it out in person and see how you feel. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

doberman:  this is absolutely not true. Just look at the photo of the diamond. The yellow facet is due to the light being refracted differently, and the inclusion is right beside that, so it definitely affects the stone. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

J definitely won’t be as noticeable as previous posters think. 

If you had a bunch of feathers, I wouldn’t touch that diamond. Twinnging wisps are ok, but there are many … and what is that distortion in the middle? I would keep searching for another diamond and go down to .75+ (to be mind clean more than anything else)

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

It only gets a 2.4 on the HCA (Holloway Cut Advisor) which isn’t awful but for the best light return most experts on Pricescope recommend sticking to stones with a score of 2.00 or below sight unseen. 

I have a J and it looks white to me, however I notice the tint in that photo. The inclusions are quite extensive. For me there would be too many compromises on that stone and I’d keep looking. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Nope. Id go down to a .7 for a VS2 and would also shoot for < 2.0 on the HCA as PP suggested.

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