(Closed) Need help finalizing a diamond!!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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blackdragon12:  I would compare them in person because in some SI1 and SI2 diamonds you may be able to see the inclusion and others it might be hidden by a prong. With specs that close you’re better off going for the one the looks better to you. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee

Sometimes the GIA grading has a “map” of where the inclusions are. I’d see if that is available.

That’s a pretty setting btw 🙂

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2006

I agree with pink, check the gia map and try to choose a stone where the inclusions are away from the center. My first diamond was a 1.1 ct j si1 and my new one is a 1.35 I vs2, both look quite white. I really wouldn’t worry much about that as long as the cut is great and the inclusions are tolerable. Good luck!

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Buzzing Beekeeper

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blackdragon12:  ask if they have ultra-high res photos to help you choose. I’d personally go for the highest clarity I could afford and sacrifice a grade in color (I have one diamond with a visible speck in a vintage piece and it drives me a little nuts). I and J diamonds are both going to be a little warm to someone who is color sensitive but the difference between the two won’t be as noticeable.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would go for the I. I have an I and it is mostly white but sometimes and just barely sometimes I see color on the side and I don’t like it, so I would definitely not recommend a J.

All scored great on the HCA, so as long as you can verify that the SI2 is eye clean without a scope, then I say put your money where it is the most visible – color more than clarity (if it is indeed eye clean) since nobody is going to look under magnification but color is noticeable to the naked eye.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

What kind of inclusions do the SI1 and SI2 diamonds have? That could affect how it sparkles if they have clouds, or something right in the middle of the table.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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pinklover:  if you go with si1 or higher you will be fine and no inclusions should be visible to the naked eye especially since the diamond is an excellent cut round ,which will also make it appear whiter. so i would go for the J si1 or the J vs1. Goodluck 

Post # 13
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Worker bee

I believe that some flourecense is good on a “lower” color grade because it will offset color and make the stone appear whiter.

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Worker bee

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MrsSparkleBee13:

Yes I think that’s pretty safe, but I think it’s worth the extra leg work to make sure the inclusions aren’t right in the middle of the diamond or in a part that’s not facetted. I believe the facets will hide the inclusions a bit so it may be good to get something with inclusions in those areas.

But you may be right! I am not a jeweler but this is what I think is right based on the research I’ve done. 

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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blackdragon12:   Some say fluorescence can actually make a diamond with a lower color grade, like j for instance appear whiter. But some gemologists say that fluorescence can cause a diamond to look hazy others don’t believe this to be true. 

Here’s more info from Brian Gavin. 

http://m.briangavindiamonds.com/diamond/brian-gavins-blue-diamonds-with-fluorescence/

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