(Closed) What causes diamonds to look grey and dark?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@pandabird:  Poor cut and lots of inclusions. If it looked grey and dull, it probably wasnt good quality…or it had been in the mud.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Poor cut/inclusions?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

cut, inclusions, and/or dirt.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

The better the Quality of the Diamond… Cs (CUT – COLOUR – CLARITY) is gonna make a lot of difference

So a poorer Diamond in Colour for example isn’t gonna be as “clear” it’ll be more white.  And Clarity & Cut can affect the presentation of light reflection.

Curious…

Are you sure it was indeed a Diamond ?

I have some other pieces of jewellery that have “clear / white” gems that don’t present nearly as well as my Diamonds do… such as CZs, Sapphires, Rhinestones or Swarovski Crystals.  Altho nice, some of them can give off a more WHITE or GREY look.

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

TO @pandabird:  I own a 3 Stone White Sapphire… it “might” pass as a Diamond Ring if one wasn’t that knowledgeable about Diamonds.

As for when you said…

It doesn’t make sense that a poorer quality diamond would be whiter than a good  quality one? 

You tell me…

Check out the Colour Chart here for “White Diamonds”.  I would have to say that the D Colour one (aka Colourless ones) are clearer / whiter / brighter than those at the H-I-J Colour (they do have a greyish tint to them IMO when they are sitting side-by-side with a less coloured diamond).

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Poltergeists. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@This Time Round:  l don’t know, I have a J and it sparkles like crazy! It is a VS1 clarity though. But I enjoy this chart, I’ll take one of every shade of the champagne color please, gorgeous!!!

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

TO @rascchot:  Re – Reply # 11

Oh to be sure, I am not “intentionally” knocking ANY Diamonds… IMO there is a Diamond for everyone who wants one… at any budget… it all comes down to what you want and what combo of Cs you prefer.

And they all sparkle to some extent.

In your case the higher Clarity is going to attribute to that factor significantly.

Lol, and YES they come in some nice colours…

Personally, when it comes to coloured Diamonds, I am a fan of the Pink Champagne ones

Very exotic looking.

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@This Time Round:  They are gorgeous as well, heck I’d take one from each color group! Lol I wish.. 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

But, sometimes very high quality diamonds look dark in certain lighting, so I wouldn’t say it’s always poor quality. 

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