(Closed) Question on I1 diamond

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

Yes, cloud-like inclusions will be very much like that. They should still be visible at that grade, however.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

at that grade they’re definitely visible. maybe your setting covers them well?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

If it’s hazy, it could just be dirty. I get soap and whatever build up under my stone and it doesn’t sparkle as much. Just try to clean it really well and often and it may help.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Clarity has very little to do with sparkle and light return, unless it is severely included then it will look cloudy.  Cut is far more important when it comes to sparkle!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

Clarity does affect sparkle because inclusions interfere with the light path (light bounces off of them and doesn’t go in the direction it would have if they were not there), clouds more than carbon inclusions because they are significantly larger, at the same grade. Because they are white they are less noticable at the same size than black inclusions, and the clarity grade is taking into account their noticability, not actual size, that’s why they’re bigger.

Perfect clarity with bad cut will not sparkle, but that’s not to say we should neglect clarity’s role in sparkle. Good quality in both are needed to truly dazzle.

ETA: another factor that will make a stone look hazy is flourescence.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yes, the inclusions are probably making it cloudy.  That’s what my first center stone was and it bothered me enough that we eventually upgraded it a bit (with the same size stone)

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh sure.  See, the thing is every diamond is different- I had an SI1 that was internally flawless- but it had a chip on the side (very small) that gave it that rating- I just covered it up with a prong.
But maybe I don’t understand your post (from reading the other responses) because it sounded like you thought yours was sparkly, not cloudy-?  Normally inclusions on an I do make it cloudy- I am just saying that it is possible for the inclusions to be somewhere else – like the side of the diamond, and therefore that thing can still sparkle and shine. 
 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have an eye clean I1. I’ve seen it under a microscope, and it has an occluded crystal and some feathers and nothing else. It does look a little cloudy in darker lighting, but I see it every day, so I notice things like that.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I have an I1 diamond, you can see the inclusion if you look really really close and it is really really clean and only after a fair bit of searching for it. Never even noticed it until finally a jeweller pointed it out.

It does not make my ring less sparkly, its way more sparkly than some of my friends who have “better” diamonds. But theirs may not be in as good a setting or something I dont know.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Fluorescence in and of itself very rarely makes a stone cloudy. Some stones with strong fluorescence may appear milky/hazy.

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