Post # 1
Hey bees – I’ve been looking around on the adiamor site, and noticed they have a preset engagement ring option! One of the options is for a round .25 carat preset ring, it claims the diamond color will be between H-I, and the clarity between SI1-SI2. I won’t actually be able to see the diamond in person or before receiving it, or know any in-depth specifics. Since it is such a small stone, does anyone think this diamond will be noticeably lower quality? Or since it is so small, lower color grade and inclusions won’t be a problem?
Too risky and I should stay away, or good idea??
I will most likely be using this as a right-hand ring or temporary ring. Me and the BF aren’t quite financially there to go all out with a real e-ring, but he would like to get me something small for now 🙂
Post # 2
An excellent cut on a lower color or clarity diamond is still going to sparkle. The smaller the gemstone the less you can possibly see the inclusions with the naked eye. Case in point: I’ve got I1 diamonds in one ring that still sparkles like a dream because the cut is excellent. The fact that the diamonds are inset help to protect them, because structural integrity and cleavage comes into play when you’d discussing clarity/inclusions.
Would I get a 0.25ct Si2 diamond piece? Sure, if the price was right, the cut is great, setting was sound, and it really pleased me. Make sure they have a good return policy if you can’t get certs or see it IRL.
eta: here’s some helpful info:
Post # 3
Take a look at the tables on this site. It was useful for me when I was researching ovals before I got engaged. H-I SI1-SI2 both fall into the “very good” categories for round diamonds under .5 ct. Keep in mind that these parameters are for GIA graded stones, though.
I’d go for it if the price is right!
Post # 4
Cut is EVERYTHING for a diamond that size. Ideal triple x. After that, I or even J is just finr. And SI 2 proably fine as long as it’s not a fat carbon chunk. SI 1 should definitely be ok.