(Closed) Do you think you could quickly spot inclusions if this wasn't magnified?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 18
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@KaylaFromAR:  Eh, I might, but it would have to be dependant upon many different things (lighting, position, movement, etc.) and how closely I was really looking. If it were just a glance at the hand, no. If I were checking out her ring (ie. Newly engaged check) then maybe? I don’t mind inclusions in gemstones, just as I don’t mind manmade gemstones, so either way I would say the ring was lovely and wouldn’t comment on the inclusions even if I did see them.

But immediately see them, I don’t think an average person would be able to. But it might have an affect on the sparkle it puts off, so that might be more noticable than the inclusions themselves.

Post # 20
3075 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

I’m on my phone so if I zoom out it scales to be a 3-5 carat size and I struggle seeing them but I can see them. I think 1.5 or smaller and the.inclusions would be barely noticeable.

Post # 23
6361 posts
Bee Keeper

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@joya_aspera:  This was exactly what I was going to say.


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@KaylaFromAR:  I might not notice the individual inclusions, no; I’m be unlikely to be staring that hard at a diamond unless I owned it myself. However, that stones looks to be very included, and I believe it would affect the stones overall appearance and the way it sparkled.

Post # 24
1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Honestly, yes.  Could I individually point out each spot? Probably not all, but there’s definitely enough there to notice.  I’m not very color sensitive but the stone MUST be eye-clean, I’m a clarity freak… 

Post # 25
3680 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Have you ever owned a diamond before or have you spent a lot of time looking at diamonds in real life? I think knowing how diamonds behave would help you answer this question for yourself. With a ring, you’re going to be looking at that stone a lot — you look at your hands way more than you realize, from many different angles/distances. Knowing how diamonds look in different types of light may tell you if this level of inclusion would bother you in real life.

I know it would bother me — those inclusions will be very visible, especially in direct sunlight. If that is the exact diamond you’re looking at, I don’t think the cut is going to make up for the inclusions. It may be the angle of the picture, but it doesn’t look very well cut to me at all (and I saw you got some of the same comments on Pricescope). You’re looking at a fairly large diamond — the bigger the diamond is, the more noticeable inclusions like this will be.

Overall, you’re not going to know until you see the diamond in person and can evaluate in different types of light. If it were me and I was looking at this stone because of budget issues, I would go down in carat size and/or color to find a less included stone.

Post # 26
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

Yes I would. It. Uh that stone. 

Post # 27
7310 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

The main issues with inclusions isn’t being able to see the inclusion itself. It is the fact that multiple inclusions impact light return, making even the best cut stone not sparkle the way it should. So most people will not be able to look at your ring and immediately identify a feather or a carbon spot, but it is pretty apparent when a stone looks dull or milky or flat.

Post # 29
1529 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I have spotted inclusions before and they were not as abundant, so yes. It also wouldn’t sparkle as well although I wouldn’t notice that part first.

I should mention that I don’t normally get the opportunity to stare at other people’s rings for more than a couple of seconds, so unless I owned the stone and was wearing it I wouldn’t likely see them.

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