(Closed) new! e-ring inclusion question.

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
459 posts
Helper bee

@mrsmurraytobee:  at this clarity grade it is possible…do you have the paperwork on your diamond listing the types of inclusions?? I’m sorry about your ring 🙁

Post # 6
459 posts
Helper bee

@mrsmurraytobee:  you would know your diamond better than anyone at this point. I am by no means an expert..but I am surprised she would buff your diamond .. From mysolitaire.com

“Feathers refer to the small cracks in the diamond. The location of these feathers affects the durability of the stone. If feathers are present at the top of the diamond prove to threaten the diamond structure; since the top is more prone to accidents”

Post # 7
459 posts
Helper bee

@mrsmurraytobee:  have you been on the forums over at pricescope.com? They have diond experts that are so knowledgable and may be able to tell you for sure if that could have happened due to the jeweler buffing the stone

Post # 8
6361 posts
Bee Keeper

It is possible that it cracked or cracked more during the jeweler’s work, but according to that GIA note, there was already a crack that reached the surface when he bought it. You would have to refer to the inclusion map that GIA provides to see whether it is more cracked now than when it was bought.

Post # 11
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Surface break on the table means it was already cracked and that the crack came all the way thru the stone to the surface. The buffing probably made it a little worse but I doubt they would own up to it since the GIA report notes the damage was already there. So sorry about your stone 🙁

Post # 13
3724 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

“surface break on table due to underlying feather”

This is not good. If feathers reach/come close to reaching the diamond surface, the structural integrity can be really compromised. Hitting the right spot with enough force can cause the crack to get bigger and can even cause the diamond to crack in half. I would take the diamond back to the jeweler and have them look at it under the microscope.

Post # 14
1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@mrsmurraytobee:   argh, I would take it to another jeweler (GIA certed) and see what they say at this point. Beautiful ring by the way. Yes I1’s are denigrated, however they are all not created equal, each stone is unique and there are beautiful well performing I1’s out there. I had an I1 as well. It was a very lively stone and sparkled nicely.

I did a quick search on Pricescope and came of with this info:http://www.pricescope.com/journal/diamond_feather_inclusions_durability_risk

Good luck and keep us posted.

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