Small carbon inclusions on 2+ carat diamonds

posted 3 months ago in Engagement
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Honey bee

You will not be able to see those IRL.

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Bumble Beekeeper

Agree with pp. Zoom out to regular size and then see if you can still see them. 99.9% you wont be able to. 

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Blushing bee

I have a larger inclusion in my ring which is 2.18ct. I can notice it depending on the lighting but others do not unless they look super super close. I def think that those inclusions are minimal

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Bumble bee

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@luprisi:  The inclusions won’t be noticeable in person, especially if the ring is well cut. I have an SI diamond and only notice the inclusions if I look very closely. The inclusions are also useful for indentification purposes in case you take the ring in fore repairs.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@luprisi:  my diamond is much much smaller but it has a two pin point carbon spots in  similar locations to the stone you’ve posted. I can see them if I’m looking very closely and tilting my ring at the right angle that allows me to see into the middle of the stone through certain facets. I pretty certain that other people looking at my ring would not be able to find them just by regular observation at a normal distance. My stone is exceptionally sparkly and it really does help mask it.

Each inclusion and its size and location is different. I’d say you’ll be OK but is there any way of being able to see the stone in person in normal everyday light. That way you’ll be able to work out if the inclusion is really visible or if it will bother you enough to want to go with another stone. 

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Bumble Beekeeper

Is it GIA graded? If so, this is the definition of SI1

SI1 clarity daimonds are Slightly Included to the 1st degree, meaning inclusions be found with a standard jeweler’s loupe at 10x magnification. With most diamond shapes, SI1 clarity inclusions are almost always eye-clean, meaning you can’t see the imperfections iwth the naked eye. 

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Honey bee

I know that some people focus on clarity and won’t go lower than an VS level, but with a Round Brillian stone, the facets will create a sparkle and unless you are staring at so close, they will be completely hidden.  

I think clarity is much more important when it comes to step cuts.

I have an SI2 and I have a bunch of inclusions and some i can see at certain angles.  But no one else is looking at my stone as close and as often as I am.  

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Bee Keeper

There are many SI1 diamonds that are perfectly eye-clean. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2002

Those inclusions are small and I don’t think you will ever see them.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Those inclusions are very small and wouldn’t really show up in real life, especially in a brillant cut. I doubt you’d even be able to find them knowing where to look, which is great! Many SI stones are eye clean, even at larger carat weights.  Some people really value high clarity but after a certain point it’s mostly just added cost and there’s no visible difference. 

I looked through many stones online and was unsure based on those pictures but ended up picking out a stone in person. The diamond I ended up picking out is something I never would have looked twice at based on its picture – but it was eye clean. No matter how I looked at it I couldn’t find anything without the loope. We looked at it loose, in a setting, under multiple lights and the guy even took us on a walk outside to see it in natural light 🤣 This allowed me to get a larger stone than we had even considered looking at. 

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