(Closed) Is clarity really obvious at a glance?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Can you tell the clarity of a diamond at a glance?
    I can spot instantly : (23 votes)
    16 %
    If I stare really hard, I can hazard a good guess : (49 votes)
    35 %
    Not a clue : (62 votes)
    44 %
    Other (because you gotta) : (6 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7312 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I see sparkle, and generally higher quality stones have more sparkle than lower quality ones. But no, I can’t tell the difference between an SI1 and a VVSI at a glance. All I care is that my stone sparkles like crazy. It’s perfect. 🙂

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    16215 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I don’t have the faintest idea. And I’m fine with that. 🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    4109 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @SpecialSundae: Would you feel bad if you didn’t know the clarity of your ring? We had mine appraised for insurance purposes. I never researched diamond specs because I wasn’t involved in purchasing it & I could go dig out the appraisal now & google it, but I won’t (because I don’t want to think any less of my ring if any of the 4C’s are on the lower end). I love the way mine sparkles & I know if I found out something negative about it, I’d be sad.

    To answer your question, I can only tell a diamond’s clarity if it is SUPER included (I wouldn’t EVER be able to guess the clarity rating though). Maybe, if you’re comfortable with it, post a pic. I’m sure it’s beautiful.

    Post # 7
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    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I completely agree with @rachgirl82.  I don’t think you can really tell unless there are so many inclusions that they are very visible to the naked eye.  I could never ever determine the clarity rating though.

    I am sure your ring is beautiful!

    Post # 9
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    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Double Post

    Post # 10
    Member
    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think it’s gorgeous!

    Post # 12
    Member
    7312 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    @SpecialSundae: Your ring is very lovely. And i’m not saying that because mine is so similar or anything. LOL FWIW, my center stone is E, SI1, Excellent Cut, No flourescence

    Post # 13
    Member
    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I have to admit total ignorance about diamonds, and gems in general. About a year ago when I visited my Aunt, I made a comment that I always thought her engagement ring was the prettiest one I ever saw, and I hoped that my then boyfriend would get me one that looked similar. She laughed, and said that it was a sterling silver, cubic zirconia and cost about $10.00 30 years ago. I had no idea. That’s when I realized that it really is what the ring symbolizes, not what it costs, that matters. I can bet most everyone who saw my aunts ring in her lifetime thought it was a real diamond.

    Post # 14
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    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Yeah, I don’t really think it’s noticeable until you get to the point where you can spot a big black inclusion from a mile away. I’ve seen a couple of those, but no, for the most part I can’t tell.

    Post # 15
    Member
    2701 posts
    Sugar bee

    I never see clarity, cut or any of that. I see the general design of the ring. I don’t know, maybe I am weird… I never pay attention to the stone, I like the details that make it unique.

    Post # 16
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    4109 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @SpecialSundae: Ok, don’t be crazyLaughing That ring is BEAUTIFUL!! Are those emerald cut baguettes on the sides? The 2nd pic really shows how much it must shine in real life, no worries girl!! Be proud of that ring!

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