I got my James Allen ring BUT….

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
4999 posts
Honey bee

It looks really pretty to me! Perhaps you can ask them to clean it? THough the finger print would have annoyed me too. They should have put it in as clean as possible. It doesn’t look hazy to me though. 

Post # 4
18 posts
  • Wedding: December 2012

Pretty ring. I have read that clarity can impact on diamond fluroescence. Generally higher clarity is recommended to avoid haziness in fluroescent stones.

Post # 6
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Some inclusions in your diamond can lead to a hazy appearance.  Look on your GIA certificate and see if it mentions any of these inclusions:  clouds( these are masses of pinpoint inclusions that will give a hazy appearance and negatively affect brilliance), surface graining, internal graining, pinpoints and twinning wisps(tend to be associated with fluorescence).  Also diamonds that exhibit strong fluorescence may have an oily or milky appearance.


Post # 7
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

That is a beautiful ring but Im guessing based on the SI2 and J specs that you got what was to be expected. Having said that, I think it is really lovely anyway

Post # 8
3541 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Beautiful ring, but I’m guessing it’s because of the clarity 

Post # 9
5535 posts
Bee Keeper

I see exactly what you’re talking about.  I would not be happy with it either.

Post # 10
1815 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

It’s very cloudy. I’d be contacting JA. They have a very good reputation. Their stones should look better than this. I have a SI2 stone that has amazing brilliance and sparkle – so it might or might not be your clarity that’s the issue. 

Also, I’d be complaining about the fingerprint. They must send out hundreds of rings a day, they should have better quality than that

Post # 11
2699 posts
Sugar bee

Send it back! No fault on your part or James Allen. They will happily replace your stone. It’s an SI2. That’s one step away (and a grader’s personal opinion) from an I1 and subject to have visible flaws. At very least, being an SI2 says there is enough going on in the stone internally, that there may be some haziness. That said, I rarely see haziness due to fluorescence so if you see a fluorescent stone you like, go for the price break and don’t be shy to look at it. 

Post # 12
110 posts
Blushing bee

In January I bought a heart diamond from Blue Nile. I wasn’t happy with it. It had no sparkle and it was also dirty. I came to the forum for advice and everyone said, if you are not 100% thrilled with it, send it back.

I found a ring at a local jeweler’s that I literally am excited about wearing every day! I just stare at it and admire it.

If you are not in love with it, return it. 🙂

Post # 13
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree with others. Look for types of inclusions. An SI stone with a crystal or pinpoint may look a lot better than one with clouds or feathers. 

I’ve bought from JA multiple times – they will work with you to make sure you’re happy. 

I’m surprised the haziness wasn’t apparent when looking at the super zoomed video and image of the stone on their site. 

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