(Closed) Small Diamond – will clarity and colour matter???

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: does it matter?
    yes, definitely : (51 votes)
    51 %
    not really : (38 votes)
    38 %
    not at all : (9 votes)
    9 %
    other?? : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Unless there’s a large visible inclusion, it probably won’t matter much. H-I is still a good colour (unless you’re super-duper colour sensitive).

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    11166 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @WilfredAllen:  Absolutely! Clarity always matters.

    Take into consideration smaller diamonds that you see at places like Kohl’s, Walmart etc. Of those I have seen the clarity is in the I1-I3 grade and regardless of the diamond size it appears cloudly and without a lot of shine and sparkle.

    Color is a matter of opinion but clarity is always a must! There is no reason why a diamond of small or larger size shouldn’t sparkle and that comes from clarity and a great cut.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I’ve had small diamonds (probably a lot smaller than .1, because they were in an eternity-type band) that were really low quality, but small stones sparkle so much that I don’t think it was really a problem. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    598 posts
    Busy bee

    I have a .10 diamond center and it’s super low in clarity (I3 I think). But I honestly cannot tell. It’s far too small to see inclusions in my opinion. Hm.. must have a picture around here somewhere… here we go, and it’s super close up.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3227 posts
    Sugar bee

    @WilfredAllen:  Unless the diamonds are cut very poorly and are milky and cloudy it will be fine!

    Post # 8
    Member
    531 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I have two different rings with small diamonds and I can DEFINITELY tell which band has better quality diamonds.  They shine WAY more where the others don’t have much shine to them at all, especially when the rings are dirty, the better quality one shines still and the other is just super dull.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2781 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Clarity and colour only matter if they matter to you. In the sense for if they matter based on value then yes they matter very much. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    5956 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Think of it as an investment… if your going to spend the money on something you might as well spend the money on something that appreciates…if you buy one with inclusions and flaws, you’ll never get your money out of it…if it’s just an asthetic question, then no, won’t matter terribly.

    Post # 11
    Member
    3082 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Just because a diamond is an I1 clarity does not mean it’s cloudy and won’t sparke or shine. There are plenty of I1 diamonds that have white inclusions that are barely visible to someone looking at the ring. It’s just a matter of finding them. And there are plenty of I1 clarity stones that sparkle especially if it’s cut well. 

    Post # 12
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    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I wouldn’t get something that low in clarity. I think the color is fine though.

    Post # 13
    Member
    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Nona99:  Are you really implying that she should be considering the resale value of a 0.1ct diamond? 

    Post # 14
    Member
    5956 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @SpecialSundae:  Not exacty resale, but if she’s ever looking for something different or an upgrade a jeweler will offer something for it, but not if he can’t use it…

    Post # 15
    Member
    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Nona99:  Whether it’s D/IF/ex or I/I2/fair, for a small diamond she’ll almost certainly get more for the gold that it’s set in than for the diamond. All that really matters is that it’s pretty to her and that she’s happy with it (which is realy all that ever matters).

    Post # 16
    Member
    5956 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    When you dick around with clarity, regardless of size it starts to look like frozen spit…$$ or no, who wants that?

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