(Closed) Does your diamond have visible inclusions? Does it drive you nuts?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine has three inclusions, one is on the bottom so i don’t ever see it. And the other two I barely notice and they don’t bother me at all. I always wear my ring with the inclusion facing me too. If i notice that I put it on with it facing away from me I always fix it!

Post # 33
4858 posts
Honey bee

My centre stone has a tiny inclusion that I can only see from a certain angle (putting the side of the side view up to my eyeball and putting the light behind it).  You can’t see it from the top, which brings me to my point – if you can’t see it from the top, I don’t think it will bother you.  How often are you cranking your wrist around so that your hand is sideways, anyway?

The spot bugged me for the first month or so, but now I like it (and also find it harder to locate).

Post # 34
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I don’t think I could do it.  As someone said earlier, I would be way too fixated on it and end up obsessing over it. 

BUT, I can understand someone who wouldn’t be so bothered by it wanting to save money.  My question is what kind of savings are we talking?  $50?  $500?  $1000?  I guess for me, I would have to know just how much I’d save to know if I could talk myself into dealing with a visible inclusion or not. 

Post # 35
35 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I just received my diamond 3 days ago, and it has an inclusion just off from the center that I can only see in some lightings. While its noticeable to me, nobody else notices it. I definitely cant say that it drives me crazy. . but I know its there. Here’s how I look at it – we saved a considereable amount of money (I.e: thousands) to go down a color grade and have an inclusion in it. I have a 1.25ct stone, and I LOVE the size, and it sparkles like crazy! I dont think I would be as happy with a smaller, more perfect stone than mine. And when I really think of it – its a DIAMOND – a naturally beautiful imperfect stone! They are supposed to have a little bit of character. I looked at so many stones that all looked the same, but now that I’ve had mine I could easily pick it out of a line-up, and I would absolutely know if it were say, switched out during a cleaning, or whatnot. So I think you should take everything in to consideration. . . personally, I would rather save the money and have a more unique stone.

Post # 36
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Personally… I think it would bother me.

My diamond is a “K” in color. I can only see if in VERY specific lighting at a very specific angle. At first, though, when conditions were right and I could see it… it bugged me. Now I actually really like it. 

Post # 37
1 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

My diamond has a visible inclusion (black piece of carbon) in the ring, that at first drove me nuts, but now I absolutely love it. It makes my ring my own and gives it character. And I am incredibly paranoid that whenever I get my ring cleaned, sized, or appraised that they may switch my diamond, so my inclusion is a good way for me to check ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 38
426 posts
Helper bee

Yes but it’s a clear feather and the very tip of the feather apears white  but it doesn’t bother me at all my stone is still very sparkly and I don’t notice any tinge of color … Carbon spots and off white or dark diamonds bother me way more 

Post # 39
426 posts
Helper bee

:double post: 

Post # 40
540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I hate inclusions, they drive me crazy. I prefer a crystal clear stone without any visible flaws. Fate of a perfectionist, lol

Post # 41
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My ring does have a small black spot in the middle of it which is really only noticeable from the side, and it really doesn’t bother me. It gives my ring character and the way I see it, I’m not perfect, neither is he so it is fitting for us. I like to say that our relationship isn’t perfect, but it’s perfect for me. And that’s also how I feel about my ring. (I don’t know the specs of my ring, but I think it’s around .75c centre stone and 1.3 total carat weight.)

Post # 42
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Imean:  Have you seen the diamond in person? Can you even see it yourself?

Mine has a “feather” inclusion which I never noticed until the jeweler pointed it out when I went to get it resized. Now I see it every single day. It bothered me at first but I have decided that the imperfections represent love and marriage in a way. No one is perfect. When you love someone, you love them flaws and all. So that is what I see now when I look at my ring FLAWS AND ALL! Hope that perspective helps ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 43
1790 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yes mine has visible imperfections tho they are very slight and I only notice because I spend tons of time staring and admiring it. Its a 1.6 carat. Most ppl would never notice it. Personally, I don’t care one bit if it has slight inclusions because I know pretty much all diamonds do and I actually love mine’s natural beauty. it will blind someone across the room lol. I don’t know if PP have mentioned or not but if u know ur diamonds imperfections, then u can always rest assured nobody swapped ur ring out during cleanings or inspections. 

Post # 44
4176 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

does it drive you nuts now? i think it will only get worse. right now you are excited and just want that ring on your finger, so that may mask things a bit too. but with time and after wearing your ring for months or years you may wish you hadn’t chosen the one with the bigger/visible inclusion.

Post # 45
5317 posts
Bee Keeper

It does have a just-barely visible inclusion, at VS1. It was the nicest VS1 I could find and I am very satisfied… it does not drive me crazy because I never notice it without looking for it, even though I stare at my diamond all the time (hey, it’s a calorie-free guilty pleasure ๐Ÿ™‚ )

What would drive me crazy is if I was just admiring my diamond and suddenly… bleh…I saw it… even though I wasn’t even thinking about inclusions until there it was, staring back at me! For me, that was the case with VS2 clarity.

Before we went ring shopping I read over and over again online that “eye clean” started at a “good” SI1, so I was very disappointed to find that this was not really the case. IMO, “eye clean” starts at VVS2, but VS1 is the perfect clarity/price trade-off for me.

Post # 46
2500 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

Yes my original diamond ring had a very visible inclusion. But when we bought it…it didn’t have one…so either it was switched out…or the jewler hid it underneath a prong. Helzberg diamonds claimed it was an SI1…but obviously it was a I1 or I2. I also noticed an internal crack and bubble…I told the store about the obvious flaws…noticeable to my naked eye..and they said nothing could be done and then suggested i buy a more expensive diamond. i felt betrayed. Also the color was way worse…way more yellow. So 4yrs later…i upgraded to moissanite. Now i have no problems with flaws ๐Ÿ™‚

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