Si2 diamond rings

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Mine is an SI2, slightly over 1 ct and honestly, I stare at it all day and can’t find a single thing wrong with it Wink



Post # 35
6746 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Letsy29:  It seems like the only visible ones will be on the edge.  Is there a return policy?  I would say that you should get it so you can see it and then make a decision, but I bet you would be fine.

Post # 36
3723 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It looks like the majority of the inclusions are twinning wisps and feathers, which are both basically small cracks in the diamond. A lot of people think that visually, it’s a “better” inclusion to have than a crystal, for instance, because they’re harder to see with the naked eye.

Without seeing a picture or seeing it in person, it’s hard to know what that particular diamond looks like. As a previous poster mentioned, there is no universal definition of “eye-clean.” I think what most people do is only look from the top down from a certain number of inches away. You still might see inclusions from the side or from a closer view.

 It has a great HCA score, so that’s a good sign that this diamond is an excellent performer.

Post # 37
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I have an SI 2 and the only flaw I have found is a feather in the side. You can’t see it from the table. My FI is an engineer who is super picky looked at many many diamonds and said that mine had the most sparkle regardless of what clarity it had. There are no clouds or black spots just 1 feather that gave it that rating. I love it!! 

Post # 38
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Letsy29:  Post this in the Rockytalky forum @ to get their opinions on this particular diamond. Tell them your budget and they will help suggest alternatives – you may be able to find one with higher clarity in your budget.

My diamond is SI1 with twinning wisps. It’s not arrived yet but as it’s from the Blue Nile Signature range it’s eye clean. (All Signature Ideal RBs are eye clean.) I’ve been told that twinning wisps are a ‘good’ inclusion to have because they aren’t often visible to the naked eye. Yours has some too so these might be OK.

Ask Blue Nile to take a look at the stone and assess whether it is eye clean from 6″ from the top and sides. If it’s not, you can decide whether or not to proceed.

Otherwise, order it, inspect it, and return it if you’re not happy.

Post # 39
921 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My diamond is a family diamond that we didn’t pick out, and it was appraised as an SI2. I can see flaws in it, and it does bother me a little, but I am the only one who stares at it constantly. If we had picked out something new, I would prefer it to be a little cleaner though.

Post # 40
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I think it depends on the diamond and the cut. I have an H colour, SI1 RB solitaire pendant and it’s stunning I can’t see colour or flaws it’s sparkly as hell. I also have an H colour SI1 marquise cut solitaire and I hate it. I can see the colour for sure and whilst I can’t see flaws it has that bow tie effect. It’s .33ct so the bow tie seems to cover the whole stone. It’s a dull diamond with little flash type sparkle. It really stands out against the side stones which are the same clarity and colour but seem to be really better quality. My mum hates the marquise cut because of my stone which is a shame because I love that shape. I’m thinking about switching out the stone to something else or getting the ring reset with a gemstone instead.

I think it depends there are good and bad ones. make sure you see it in person first and get a good cut. 

Post # 44
6746 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Letsy29:  On that link you sent me, if you make it really big, you can see that there are red lines and black/green lines.  According to the chart, only the black/green lines are visible. 

Post # 46
6361 posts
Bee Keeper

The green means they are on the surface of the stone and the red means they are inside, it doesn’t mean the red are not visible. At SI2 the issue is degree of noticability rather than whether it’s visible at all.

The HCA score assumes perfect clarity.

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