Post # 31
I too didn’t get a chance to reply to your other thread.
You said you didn’t notice the feather until you looked at the report, so it really seems like it’s all in your head. I can only see the feather on the magnified image. I can’t see it in your real life pics which too are magnified on my screen.
Does your diamond have any flourescence? That can make it look milky. But your pictures look like a normal diamond to me.
Post # 32
Give it 6 or more months and you wont really care about the diamond. It is just because its so new and recent that it is your current fixation.
I became obsessed with engagement ring bands and tapering and knew all the ins and outs of dimentions I liked and sizing etc… it became exhausting how much I worried about it.
When I eventually got my ring, I felt so relieved that it was all over and I didnt have to think about it anymore. I just love the ring and what it means.
Give it time and you wont care anymore.
Post # 33
greywacke : very pretty. Very sparkling! No feather is seen. Treat the feather as a fossil encased forever in ur diamond. A piece of history in it. A lovely ring!!!
Post # 34
It’s a gorgeous ting and looks good on you. Just take this time and enjoy the fact you are engaged and the feather will not even be an issue because from what I see it isn’t effecting the look of the stone.
Post # 35
I like that my diamond is unique with all of it’s flaws. My hubby picked it out, it can NEVER be reproduced, and no ring will ever be the same. Try to appreciate it’s individuality instead of being disappointed! 🙂
Post # 36
greywacke : I think it’ in your head. I also think that feather inclusions, in some situations, like when there are a lot of them speak out, can make a diamond look even more sparkly, or shimmery, not sure which word is more accurate, but in blown up pictures on Etsy there are stones filled with feather inclusions that to me look very much like glitter or internal facets and I think they are really beautiful
Post # 37
I know it’s been stated already, but the cut is what makes the sparkle. Your diamond may have cost more than bigger diamonds because it has better crown and pavilion angles, a better girdle or less fluorescence. I think the feather would be unnoticeable to anyone and maybe you really want to consider a larger diamond size and that is the flaw but you think it’s the feather. I think if you aren’t happy and you can still exchange it, I would go larger. If you and your Fiance are open and mature it should be an easy conversation.
example, my Boyfriend or Best Friend got me a necklace for valentines last year that was absolutely not my style and it was also his first time buying me jewellery despite us being together for ten years. I hated it and I think he could tell. I told him pretty much the next day that I would rather try to exchange it. Unfortunately we couldn’t because it was “custom made” (it was a curvy journey pendant with red, yellow, and a green gemstone like a traffic light ). We swapped out the gems for different birthstones and he gave it to his mom. We didnt fight about any of it because I approached it very gently and told him I appreciated what he did but it wasn’t my taste.
I also want to add that I am hunting for my ering diamond now and am leaning towards diamonds with a black carbon inclusion or something similar so I feel like it’s a real gem and not a piece of perfect glass of that makes sense? I am a total nut for gemmology though and go mining in NC at least once a year so inclusions are very beautiful and special to me.
Post # 38
Well, I didn’t know what a feather was , and I can’t see anything except a really lovely diamond ring.
ETA newlybeebride above is absolutely spot on!!!!. It makes me a bit sad sometimes for the men concerned when people talk of ‘upgrading ‘ the ring their fi chose with love .
Post # 39
To be honest I don’t see anything even when I zoom in. And it sparkles like crazy. Enjoy it!!!
Post # 40
I have one too. It looks like a tiny little heart. Nobody sees it but me, but it’s very obvious to me. It made me really upset at first…but it’s all about perspective and priorities. Plus, my ring still sparkles like crazy! 🙂 I’m happy with the ring and even happier with getting to marry my best friend!!
Post # 41
Hi ladies. So over the last couple weeks I’ve been doing some quite introspection with my diamond, and I now realise that I had a knee jerk reaction because I thought Fiance was being swindled for paying more for my diamond when diamonds of the same specifications or larger were cheaper. That coupled with an unrealistic sparkle expectation from looking at moissanites all day was not a good mix.
And to those saying that I’m secretly unhappy with a 0.5 Carat, this is not the case as I specifically asked for a 0.5. I have small hands, use them intensely at my workplace and anything over a 0.5 will be impractical to wear at work and obscene looking on me. Bigger isn’t always better.
I pored into the specifications some more and it seems that my diamond is more expensive than the other comparable ones because mine is GIA graded and the other ones are with IGI/IGA. GIA and AGS normally will command higher prices for diamonds because they have more stringent and ‘respected’ grading reports. I was totally unaware of this. Mine also has no flourescence compared to the others which do, and no flourescence is usually priced higher since some flourescent diamonds look milky.
I did what a PP suggested and covertly admired my ring while shopping at the lighting section at a hardware store and it made me realise that lighting plays a big part in enhancing sparkle. It was the best I’ve ever seen it, even some flashes of blue, thats generally more seen in DEF diamonds.
So all things considered, it seems like Fiance paid a good price for her and I’ve learnt to re-love my diamond.
Post # 42
greywacke : great update! I’m so glad you are happier now with your ring! It really is quite beautiful!