Post # 1
So I don’t know if there has been a post like this before but the woman who posted about her Fiance getting her a solitaire with visible black inclusions brought on a flood of discussions. Lots of bees post about VS diamonds but then there are others that openly talk about the visible inclusions on their diamonds (wether they are visible to themselves or others) and how they love them anyway. I was wondering does anyone else have a diamond with an Inclusion and truly love it anyway, wether thats because your fine with it or because it was a gift from your SO so it means a lot to you.
I have a diamond with an inclusion on the side and I love it, when it was appraised it was considered an I2 which is pretty low on the scale, but as far as the horror stories I’ve heard about I diamonds mine is really not that bad and I can’t see the Inclusion from the top, only from the side and that’s if I am really looking. I was wondering if you ladies wouldn’t mind sharing pics and stories about your perfect to you diamonds with inclusions, talking about what sort of inclusion it has and where and stating what they are rated if you know. I know that some SI2’s have visible inclusions on the sides.
Lets show some love for the included diamonds.
Here is a a pic and a diagram:
Post # 3
@Mrs Christopher:i don’t see the big deal with inclusions… the way i see it nothing in this world is perfect, especially not love. so i don’t care if the symbol of my love is perfect or not! as long as the diamond is pretty and sparkly that’s all that matters to me!!
Post # 4
I don’t have a diamond for my engagement ring (Moissy here!!) But I do have another diamond ring that has an inclusion that is visible and honestly, I love it! It makes it different and mine 🙂 Most diamonds have “birthmarks” and i think it makes them all the more special. I don’t have a photo but I think it was an I1 and had a visible inclusion from about a foot away near one of the prongs.
Post # 5
Would I ask for a visibly included stone? No. Would I care if the stone he proposed with had one, or several? Absolutely not! I think the idea of a diamond birthmark is actually kinda cute and unique. Natural stones are gonna have little specks and veins and imperfections, that’s actually why I’m leaning towards diamond rather moissy, I want my stone to be from the ground, not too perfect 🙂
@Mrs Christopher: Your ring is stunning! I can’t see any inclusions at all from the top. Also loving the solitaire/plain band combo, exactly what I’ve been pining over 🙂
Post # 6
Almost every stone has inclusions. It all depends on whether they are visible to the naked eye or not. If you cannot see your inclusion but you know it’s there, it’s kinda a psychological barrier.
Post # 7
I guess I never thought of that, that someone would worry about an inclusion they cant even see with the naked eye. Acording to the chart there’s one in the middle of my diamond but its not visible to the naked eye it doesn’t bother me.
Thank you. I hope you do get what you want as a ring and post it so we can all ohh and ahh.
Post # 8
My husband didnt want to a stone with visible inclusions and got a VS2. I definitely dont see anything and cant find anything under a loupe. I wouldnt have minded a lower clarity grade as long as it wasnt too noticible from a foot away or big enough to effect =sparkle. A small black dot hard to find but visible would have been just fine with me, espeically if that would have meant a larger stone.
Post # 9
I have an SI2 diamond that sparkles like crazy. There is a tiny little black dot off to the side of it, but I really don’t give 2 hoots. I know “my” diamond and absolutely love it.
Post # 10
I’ve never been great at spotting inclusions and I don’t really see the big deal unless you can see them.
Post # 11
It also makes a difference what kind of cut it is — We purchased a emerald cut (step cut) and the stone we got is a VVS2. We looked at a VS2 and we could see the inclusion and it made a big difference in how the stone looked…
You can see inclusions mroe fully in step cuts so it was important to me that we got a stone that didn’t have them…
Post # 12
I have an I1 center stone with one visible inclusion, IF you know where to look. Sometimes I see it, sometimes I don’t. I don’t see the big deal with inclusions, unless they’re really obvious–we saw a giant stone (2-3 ct?) at one store that was super included and cloudy–it looked like a piece of white quartz crystal with bits of dirt in it. It didn’t even sparkle!
Post # 13
My stone has no visible inclusions but I rad something a couple of weeks ago that stuck with Me.
Even a “flawless” diamond can have inclusions but they aren’t visible unless 30x magnified.
So your perfect diamond isn’t perfect either.
Post # 14
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
I prefer completely eye-clean, and mine is an SI1 eye-clean stone 🙂 On the AGS report there is not a single thing under the table, just a small crystal that is under a prong, and a couple feathers near the edges. Stunning stone, and the clarity grade + fluorescence kept the price down. 🙂
Post # 15
I prefer eye-clean but don’t care at all if the inclusions aren’t visible.
Post # 16
As long as it’s eye clean I’m fine with it. Mine’s SI1 so it definitely has its imperfections, but I can’t see them and it is a Leo cut so it sparkles plenty.