Post # 1
I too have been on the board for a while. I got engaged a few weeks ago. My fiancee proposed abroad but did not have a real ring then. We agreed to shop together. I’ve been visiting and comparing many online retailers and found what I thought was a good deal with B2C Jewels.
I went for a 1.2 ct, H-color, excellent cut, SI1 diamond since most inclusions at SI1 might not be visible to the nake eye. From the GIA report I know where the inclusion is. I also check the 10x image of the same diamond from another site that also listed it. It didn’t seem obvious. It’s in the center of the diamond, a dark spot.
After I ordered, out of paranoia I requested an image under loupe from B2C, and this time the inclusion looks very clear. I’m asking them to put my order on hold because I might want to switch the diamond.
What do you guys think? The customer representative assured me that it won’t be visible to unaided eyes. I have no idea if that is true. Anyone know if this would be “eye clean”????
Otherwise I have to pick another diamond from their inventory quickly. I spotted two with similar carat and similar price. One is G-color, SI1, also some inclusion in the middle. The other is I-color, VS2 (no worry about clarity here).
If the inclusion is not something I should worry about, I might get the G-color one instead. I’ve asked them to send me an image of that diamond as well so I can compared. But I doubt there’s much difference.
Your input is much appreciated.
A bit panicking,
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
You probably won’t be able to see it. What happens if you go ahead with the order and are unhappy when you get it?
Post # 4
@MeiFrancis: I can return it and get full refund. I am trying to avoid having to wait for another few weeks to get the real ring, and they could switch it for me at this point because nothing is processed yet. I added to my original post that there are two alternative diamonds I’m looking at for switching.
Post # 5
@snowcreeks: I have an .85ct h color that is sI2 clarity and ideal hearts and arrows cut and I can’t see any imperfections at all… I can’t tell you the amount of compliments that I get on a daily basis! It should be fine!
Post # 6
I’m sure you’re fine with that diamond.
Post # 7
I agree, I’m sure you will be fine with it. If you get a loupe, you might be able to see it, but honestly the sparkle from the great cut will cover up the inclusion even if its only very slightly noticable.
Post # 8
What do you think about switching to a G-color one if the inclusions are very similar and the price is almost the same? Worth it?
Post # 9
@snowcreeks: I have a 1.2 SI1 and I could NEVER tell you there were any inclusions just by looking at it, you’ll be more than fine with it.
Post # 10
I think you’re good to go, don’t worry about it! This pic is magnified, right? I’m sure you will not see it with the naked eye!!! 🙂 Congrats!
Post # 11
It’s RIGHT in the middle though
Post # 12
I agree you likely will not notice the inclusion, and others certainly will not see it just by looking at it with the naked eye, but I would put clarity before colour..so I vote for the I VS diamond.
Post # 13
Agree with the above poster – go down 1 color grade and up 1 clarity grade. This looks like a black spot in the middle of the diamond…if it bothers you this much now, it will definitely bother you when you get it. (Although no one else will notice though!) I have an SI1, but I have a white feathery-thing on one of the sides. The setting completely covers it and I can’t see it with or without a loupe. I would not have been okay with an inclusion in the middle. Everyone has different tolerances though.
Post # 14
Mrsns07: so you think I will see it with naked eyes (like staring at it 1-2 inches away)? I don’t think people would see it cause no one will stare like that. I guess it’s more of personal preference. Will it appear like a tiny bity dot, I want to know so I can decide if I can withstand it….
Post # 15
I don’t think you’ll notice it. My sapphire has a very small inclusion (I was told by the Jeweler) and I can’t tell at all. Its really not something I worry about.
Post # 16
@snowcreeks: No, I don’t think you will notice it just looking at it from a few inches away. You might see it if you are looking closely, as you know where it is. If you can find it, it will probably look like a teeny black dot.