Post # 1
I don’t know much about the 4 C’s so I looked it up. I came across this website: http://www.diamondsexplained.com/diamondclarity.htm
“I”, according to Jeff Ostroff, is on the “for worse” end of the chart, and means “Inclusions obvious to the naked eye. Heck, these are obvious to Mr. Magoo!”
well, Jeff, screw you! how insulting! I came to that site to be educated. I find it so completely rude that he felt the need to insert his own snide little opinion in there.
just wanted to rant 🙂
Post # 3
Comparitively, they are on the lower end of the spectrum.. I don’t think you can be offended by that.. it would be a lie to put it at the top end, donesn’t mean you have to love your diamond any less! 🙂
ETA: According to the jeweler my fiance bought from- cut is most important, then color, then clarity.. so focus on cut and color 🙂
Post # 4
He’s obviously trying to use humour to get a point across, I don’t see anything wrong with that. It doesn’t look snide to me, it just looks flippant – I understand why that might be misconstrued, but getting defensive over it is probably overkill. Some diamonds really do have inclusions Mr. Magoo could see! 🙂 Some have visible inclusions that he couldn’t. That’s just reality, harsh or not. He’s not insulting anyone or their diamonds directly, and I don’t think anyone should take it as though he is.
Post # 5
Ummmm, ok…what would you rather him say? It is what it is.
Post # 6
Gonna have to agree. I guess if you wanted to be educated you should stick to the legit diamond grading sites or professional jewlers.
Post # 7
Wow, that is a lot of indignation over something completely impersonal and objective. I hope the smiley face at the end means you’re just having a bad day and needed to take it out on something inconsequential and that you now feel better for having done so. 🙂
Post # 8
That’s what “I” means. I’m not sure what you’re mad about. Diamonds with an “I” rating have inclusions that are obviously visible to the naked eye. The Mr. Magoo thing is a joke. Is it the joke part that offends you? I’m confused. What’s the problem?
Post # 9
Er…yeah, gonna have to agree with PP on this. There’s nothing wrong with stating facts in a humorous way. But hey, if it makes you feel better, there’s actually three “I” grades- I1, I2, and I3, so unless the diamond you’re trying to stand up for is an I3, there are lower clarity grades out there still! I personally would definitely consider an I1 if the inclusions weren’t smack in the middle of the table and super visible. Not all stones of the same grade are alike.
Post # 10
Rant away girl! (Just don’t expect everyone to agree with you.) ^_^
Post # 11
I can kind of see where you’re coming from on this one! It’s not that we can’t take a joke or anything…it’s just that he’s saying it like inclusions are obviously such a bad thing and that if you have I1-I3 then everyone (even blind people apparently) would be able to see them.
Post # 12
Not sure what the problem is, but if that’s the worst thing that’s happened to you today consider yourself lucky.
Post # 13
Actually, I have recommended Jeff Ostroff’s web site because it is one of the most accurate and honest descriptions of how to pick I diamond I know.
Yes – he is sarcastic. I can see how his analogies might insult people.
But he does say often that any ranking of quality cut, clarity, or color is OK to purchase. He just wants buyers to know what they are actually getting and he wants to explain how not get tricked by the many unscrupulous sellers out there.
Post # 14
It really was an unnecessary comment, but hey, I guess that’s what you get on the internet. Stick to the official scales minus the silly comments and go on about your day. 🙂 Rants make me feel better too.
Post # 15
I’m on the “worse” end too. Actually I don’t have my papers for my diamond, but there is an inclusion I can see with the naked eye, so I assume it’s an “I”. Unless an “I” is more than one inclusion. Either way I LOVE my diamond, it’s on the less clarity end but it sparkles so bright and I love love it 🙂
Btw, my fiance is upset with himself about the inclusion (he keeps staring at it) and wants to upgrade. I would be fine with that option too! But I don’t want him to feel like he’s worthless because he got a diamond with a dot in it. I’m not gonna lie… I’m going for big not clarity 😉