(Closed) Lets talk about diamond clarity (looking for insight on SI1, SI2, or I1)

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Post # 32
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Busy bee

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Agree with all you gals…..while its concured we don’t want to see bad inclusions so thatwarp makes our rings look bad… Why does something natural made from the earth have to be sooooo perfect without a flaw….. Can’t stress enough Sofitel qualities in my diamond make her so unique that I can know her from a million other girls just like her….

I am a out there bright shiny…loving… Brilliant …plus size round kinda gal who loves to share her love of life n with all ppl….   Yet I am sincere enough to see my self reflecting flaws.. My own inclusions….. How can I see something beautiful and turn up my nose cuz there is a spec or two on her… It’s so not noticed from anyone when they glance or stare..unless I point it out yah can’t tell…. With pics blown up so large you can but not from just looking… Maybe I lucked out with my I1 but to me n only me I adore and accept her imperfections…  Girls we all have standards n desire to be loved for who we are… Not what we look like.   Our boys love us no matter what n we love them… Perfection is in the eye of the beholder. Our standards are high but our need to be perfect higher…. I am not ashamed to sacrifice for imperfection to have a great round shiny brilliant girl … Just like her owner Laughing

Post # 33
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I have an EGL VS2 (which is probably more like a GIA SI1. There is one inclusion right under the table. It took me about 3 weeks to notice it. (After i looked at the grading report and saw where it was i went looking for it and found it.) Now i can see it from about a foot away and sometimes from the side view. Its really small and no one else can notice it (i’ve asked a few people, and no one else has ever mentioned it). I would not trade it for another stone and would pick the same clarity again. It doesnt mess with the sparkle or color, and so who really cares!

 

I have a pic thats SUPER up close I took with one of those fancy iphone camera lenses. This is the only picture that has even shown it. You can see it right near the center it looks like a teardrop. (i actually had to take it at a certain angle to even show it because other pictures i took with this lens didnt show it). There a real life pic to compare. Not noticeble to anyone in real life!Even though it looks big zoomed in its like a tiny spec in real life.

Post # 34
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have an SI1 which is clean to the eye.  I would say how it’s set also matters. I ended up changing my setting to a similar style, but I think they just did a better job with stone positioning. It sparkles more even though I clean it less frequently than when it was in the old setting.  If it was up to me I would never ever get anything below VS2, but alas, that ship has sailed:)

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@diamondsforevershine:  You have a great attitude and perspective on things and I love that! Its also wonderful that you love your ring so much, which is what every girl should feel about her beautiful rings she will wear for the rest of her life (hopefully ;-). I know there are some beautiful I1 stones out there, mine however was cloudy which I didn’t like, it just didn’t sparkle much at all. I ended up ordering my ring from Blue Nile so I wasn’t able to look at it in person and decided no lower than VS1 and I am happy with it, sparkle sparkle sparkle! It is also very good cut which I rate #1 in the 4 C’s. My ring isn’t perfect, it is a J color in a cushion cut, and most people would probably say its yellow in certain lighting and most won’t purchase a J especially in a cushion cut. That being said, it is perfect for me and I love it so much! 

It was difficult for me to figure out which of the 4 C’s came first, but after a ton of research, advice, and lurking 😉   I figured it out. I tell my Fiance that he should’ve just surprised me and picked out the ring himself, he wanted me to find it, and we could’ve avoided all the craziness I went through finding it..lol! But we are both very happy with the end result! I hope the OP finds the one she loves as much as we love ours! 

Post # 36
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

What clarity is your stone?
I1 (it’s a .25ct princess cut, G color)

Are the inclusions noticeable with the diamond mounted in the setting? If so at what distance from your ring do you notice them?
Not really? I guess there are some tiny specks, if you’re starting at it from 3″ away. Oh, there is an occluded crystal in there, but you have to look at the stone very closely and at the right angle.

If you could pick (or in some cases pick again) would you get a stone of the same clarity?
Hm. I guess I’m really not that picky. Depends on what the specific stone looked like, too. I’m looking at an upgrade on Blue Nile that’s super cheap (because of the size) for a G color IF stone. It depends on my budget at the time.

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My GIA graded triple ex, G color SI2 marquise has no visible inclusions to the naked eye.  And even under a scope there is only a slight feathering on one side of the stone.  Nothing enough to bother me.

Honestly, look at the GIA report and put the stone under a scope (not a loupe) and check it out.  I think you would be pleasantly surprised.

Post # 38
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

What clarity is your stone?
SI2 (D color, round brilliant, ideal cut)

Are the inclusions noticeable with the diamond mounted in the setting? If so at what distance from your ring do you notice them?
No. I know exactly where to look to see my inclusions but that’s because of the description on my GIA report. And when I look for them, I have to hold my ring really really close to my eyes. and at a particular angle. 

If you could pick (or in some cases pick again) would you get a stone of the same clarity?

Yes. It’s not that noticeable and I’d rather have a D color diamond than a VS stone. It’s the trade off I’m willing to make.

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

What clarity is your stone?
My old e-ring was a VS2.

Are the inclusions noticeable with the diamond mounted in the setting? If so at what distance from your ring do you notice them?
I can’t see any inclusions on it at all. It’s a 3/4 carat stone.

If you could pick (or in some cases pick again) would you get a stone of the same clarity?
I would probably get another VS2 or higher if I couldn’t see the diamond beforehand, just to be on the safe side. However, if I could see the diamond beforehand, I would buy an SI1/SI2 if it looked eye clean. I’ve been to People’s jewellers and they sell the most horrid I1-I2 stones for such a high price. One was actually shattered in on one side and they had played it off, saying it was a “natural chip” and that it makes the diamond unique, thus they are selling it at a premium. Hell to the no.

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