Post # 1
Hi lovely lady bees! Let’s talk about the imperfections of our engagement ring. This isn’t a “trash our ring” thread, but rather a place to talk about what makes our ring a work of art to each of us!
I admit that I am a perfectionist and have inspected my engagement ring up and down and from side to side. I’ve noticed little imperfections in the setting that sometimes irritate me, and other times I look at the imperfections and say to myself, “those make my ring unique to just me.” I’ve noticed that one side of the cathedral is a hair thicker than the other side, and I’ve also noticed that one side of prongs is slightly off center (not making the diamond crooked or anything).
A jeweler once told my Fiance that I will find imperfections in any setting because I have that much of a scrutanizing eye! I can’t help it though- it’s just who I am!
So, let’s share the imperfections of our engagement ring with each other- the kind of imperfections that makes our ring especially ours :)…it can be about your diamond or setting.
Post # 3
Mine has a slight crack internally–however, since it is a princess cut, you cannot see it at all when looking at the table (top surface) of the ring, which is how everyone but me does. I can see it when I hold my ring up to the light, sideways.
I’m thankful for it because no one will ever be able to switch my diamond out without me knowing! 🙂
Post # 4
My ring has a crack on the inside that you can only notice if you look closely. Also, one if my prongs doesn’t sit as tightly as the others, but the stone is still very secure.
Post # 5
My diamond has a small spot that’s discolored, but I love it! It’s extremely hard to see, I hadn’t even noticed it until Fiance told me about it. No one ever notices it when I show them either.
Post # 6
My diamond has a black impurity in the middle, very small, but I noticed it. Doesn’t bug me though. I love my ring.
Post # 7
I have what I call a “wonky” stone. I always laugh because it bugged me for the longest time, but now I am quite attached to it. It is a stone in the band that sits lower than the other band stones. It is not really that noticeable, but I know it is there. I wear it inward towards my middle finger and that is how I know I have my ring on “right” (I wear it that way always). Also, my one prong is a little off, so the prong can look slightly crooked from some angles. I have been told, however, that it is secure, so I leave it be :-).
Post # 8
I’m weird. I wore a vintage ring for 11 years (e ring) that was a family ring and it had TONS of imperfections. I didn’t care at all b/c it was vintage. But now that I’m looking to get a new ring (upgrade), it would drive me nuts if it had imperfections. I don’t mean it has to be a perfect diamond but little things b/c I’m super and anal like that. i think if any imperfections don’t bother you, that’s great and it makes the ring unique!
Post # 9
The center stone of my e-ring is gorgeous… Originally a solitaire, hubby picked it out and gave it to me when he proposed and I stare at it constantly! since then, I got it reset and it’s absolutely my dream ring.
In this 1 carat princess diamond there are a couple imperfections, but only when you look at it closely (or stare at it all the time like I do 🙂 but I LOVE LOVE LOVE this about my ring.
In the size controversy, I often see ladies choose quality before size and I would mostly agree. To buy a diamond just to show off size is not very wise, but I think it is okay to not have an absolutely perfect stone. I could choose mine out of a lineup, no problem, and it totally gives it character. I wouldn’t trade mine for anything — whether to gain size or quality.
Post # 10
I have an almost 1 ct. round, and it has a small perfectly round inclusion exactly in the center (which actually disguises it because of the cut)- it took me about a month to even notice it myself… and I stare at my ring ALOT. The imperfection actually makes me happy because I know nobody else will ever notice it but me & now I have a way to make SURE it’s my diamond when I get it back from cleaning, replating, resizing, etc. There are also some small imperfections w/ the setting, but honestly I didn’t even know to look for them until I read another post on here regarding that. You’re right- the small flaws make it uniquely yours, even if a million other girls have the very same ring from the very same place…
Post # 11
There is a very small scratch/chip on my black diamond on the side of it… You can’t see it unless you look very closely (no one ever notices it but me). But I’m fine with it! 🙂 It’s my black diamond and I love it.
Post # 12
I’m pretty sure mine is set the slightest bit crooked… but I can never actually put my finger on what is crooked and how much. It’s actually fun to look at when I’m bored. 🙂 I actually enjoy searching for the imperfections in the diamond. There are only a few, but it’s like a game. Call me crazy.
Post # 13
My ring’s antique. When I got it, the band was almost completely worn down, so I had to get a new one put on–and it’s crooked! My diamond has an obvious inclusion, but the way it’s set, nobody can see it.
Post # 14
my ring was 2 sizes too big and its a pave band so when they sized it it kind of made one or two spots on the side of the ring that make it look clouded and not a shiney white gold. i think its from bending it smaller. you cant tell as no one is looking at the sides, but i’ve noticed it.
Post # 15
My ring has a diamond bought by my great-grandfather for his son (my grandfather) so he would have an engagement ring for his future wife. It is a transitional cut and has a large culet cut. (The bottom of the stone has an additional cut so it doesn’t come to the perfect point) You can see it when you look straight down the center because the light doesn’t bounce back, it looks dark. I like to look down at it and know that it is my ring. Also, I think of all the generations of my family that have looked down the center of the diamond into that little ‘peep hole’.
Post # 16
my diamond itself doesn’t have any imperfections visible without magnification, but i think that one prong holding up the center stone is just a tiny bit off of where it should be. I think it is harder because it is a cushion cut so there is no exact corner, but i always feel like one prong should be slightly left of where it is.
Also, there are pave diamonds in the band, and each diamond is set with a hole behind it through the ring. I got the ring on vacation in mexico and wore it on the beach the day after my fi gave it to me. some sand got stuck behind one of the diamonds in the little hold on the underside of the band and for the life of me i could not get it out! i have had it cleaned and tried to clean it myself. At first it drove me nuts but honestly you can’t tell unless the ring is off and you’re looking inside the band– and now it kinda reminds me always of the mexico beach 🙂