Post # 32
I have an emerald, so people generally stop at “Why is it green?” 😉 There are always flaws in emeralds, thanks to the way they’re formed, but this stone is all about color, not clarity. Inclusions in emeralds are romanticised as “jardin.” You can see some inclusions in my stone (not many though…eesh, talk about expensive!). That’s totally expected and no biggie. Flaws make a gem identifiable and unique. 🙂
Post # 33
@Socrates: For sure. At least one that I remember specifically at the moment. It’s this huge rock but it’s cloudy and gross, which honestly makes it look fake anyway so why even bother getting a diamond at that point? The glass mock-ups at my jewelers were clearer than that.
Also, for what it’s worth, girls spend a lot of time staring at their rings (at least at first – I’ve only had mine about two weeks and I keep catching myself mooning over it like a silly girl) and if there’s a visible flaw in there, they’ll find it. And it will bug them. Like I said before, I can’t see the inclusions in my stones, so I am a happy chica every time I look down. 🙂 And if a girl has a friend who looks really closely at it and sees a flaw…. whoops!
That’s just my opinion, of course. Many ladies don’t care and they’re probably right not to. Others care WAY too much, and that’s their right too. I like to think I’m pretty low-maintenance, but I drew the line at visible flaws. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but people should at least think it is. Does that help answer your question?
Post # 36
To answer the question, nope, no one has asked me as of yet about the clarity of my stone.
@future.mrs.campfield: I think your ring is BEAUTIFUL, but I just have to say something. I would hate for anyone to come across this thread and give more business to DNL as a result of your recommendation. The owner of Diamond Nexus Labs has been convicted of numerous crimes including fraud, and the stones his company sells are not synthetic diamonds. If you or anyone else is interested to know more, please read this thread from another forum that discusses the issue, as well as this one from WB. There have been tests done, lawsuits, a lot of scummy stuff about the company is out there to read about. It’s really upsetting.
I am so SO sorry to come out and say this when you already have a DNL ring, but I just couldn’t keep it to myself. I really hope you understand and I apologize if this offended you in any way. Again, I think you have a beautiful ring!! I’m just trying to look out for my fellow bees… 🙁
Post # 37
Uhm….for me, (JUST ME. MY OPINION) I guess it’s kinda like having a designer purse or shoes or something that doesn’t display the label or monogram. ***I*** know the quality and clarity and rarity of my stone, rather anyone ever asks about it or not. I’m not really like that about clothes and shoes though, just diamonds. And I was single for a long time and bought myself some diamond rings, but this one is blue! Tee hee. But you’re right, no one knows unless they know. So you could go with a cheaper stone if you are more into carat weight instead. Yes, clarity and inclusions do effect the sparkle and sometimes it’s cloudy enough to tell.
All of you ladies’ diamonds are breathtaking. Congrats!!
Post # 38
@future.mrs.campfield:I hear you about your lab diamond. I specified to Honey that to be sure diamonds were conflict free!
Post # 39
No one has ever asked, and to be honest I don’t remember. I’d have to look at the appraisal to jog my memory!
Post # 40
No one has ever asked me. I think if a diamond is cloudy or has noticeable specs/flaws in it, you don’t really need/want to ask what the clarity is.
Post # 41
Intrestingly, yes. One person. A girl I went to high school with got a VVS2 ring and went on and on about how AMAZING the clarity was, etc etc and asked me what mine was. It’s literally the ONLY time I’ve EVER been asked that question. I’ve never been asked the color question either though and have only been asked the size question once (ironically by the same girl).
Post # 42
@Socrates: Some diamonds just don’t sparkle like others. One friend of mine has a huge diamond, but it looks more like milk than water – I don’t know what causes this (my fiance is the one who read up on the 4Cs, not me, since he was the one who needed to be an informed consumer. 🙂 I just just the fortunate recipient of an amazing ring with an amazing diamond.)
But yes, I do notice if a ring is “cloudy” or clear, and whether or not if reflects light.
Post # 43
Being conflict free was important to us. I know what the lawsuits have stated, but diamond, cz, or gumball machine ring that turns my finger green I am in love with the ring we choose and it was in our price range.
I think that the way the ring appears is important. For many its the WOW factor and DNL was able to provide that for us. The chemical composition is different than that of a diamond, it has to be becuase carbon can’t be compressed in that nature in a lab. Its sparkles and that makes me happy :o)