(Closed) Stupid question about cloudy diamonds

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

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oxstardust421xo:  yes, you can have a D (colorless) diamond that is very clouded (aka included like I1 and beyond). They are different “Cs” and exist separately from each other.

You could tell if it’s just dirty by cleaning it at home with some dish soap and warm water and a soft tooth brush. It could also appear cloudy if the polish job on the gem is not up to par.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Absolutely, I have seen plenty of diamonds that look white but actually look ilke frozen spit.  Typically the ones I have seen have been I2 and below, usually they have several feathers or other inclusions which block the light from passing through.  Having said that you can also get an I1 diamond that still has loads of sparkle depending on where the visible inclusion is.  I had a diamond that had one black carbon spot and that made it an i1 but the carbon spot was under ther prong so it wasnt visable. 

 

I recomend staying away from a diamond that looks like spit you won’t be happy.  I have been maried over a year and still love to look at mine sparkle. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Try cleaning it like the other poster said and see if that fixes it…. Are you sure it is actually a diamond and not a CZ?

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I absolutely agree that clarity and not colour is what makes a diamond cloudy. And while it is possible to get a nicer looking I1, many I clarity diamonds have clouds throughout. IMO, if you are buying an I clarity stone, make sure you see the stone in person, the certificate and the PLOT of inclusions. It is rare for there to be only a single, visible inclusion in an I clarity stone, and often a certificate will read, “additional clouds not shown”, which basically means that they cannot plot them all because there are too many. Beware a certificate like that, as clouds (and feathers) especially will impede light reflection, making the stone appear as an opaque white mass.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Flourecense can cause them too in certain lights, but can also be rare.

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