(Closed) who has an si1 or si2 clarity? is it shiny and sparkly?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
3823 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

D color, Ideal cut, SI-1 clarity


Post # 4
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I actually have an si2 and there is one super small pinpoint inclusion that I only saw for the first time yesterday.  Its so small no one would notice it and I only saw it that one time because I was in a white room with hardly any light and looking for it.  my diamond is cut so well no one would ever be able to see the inclusion under normal circumstances.   As far as the sparkliness mine is suppppper clear and sparkley! it really depends on the cut the most it really is the most important, I compromised on the clarity of my diamond to get the best cut available and truely paid off.  As long as your stone isn’t cloudy and is eye clean I say go for it.

Post # 5
1609 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My ring is a Si 1.  It is very sparkly; it just has a small inclusion that you can only see if you look very, very closely and know exactly where it is at.

Post # 7
598 posts
Busy bee

Sparkles come from cut, not clarity. But I love my SI1, the cut makes it sparkle and it is eye clean. 

Post # 8
44 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014


.52 ct SI1 Old European Cushion cut (not the best pic, but it’s got a really nice sparkle, especially when it’s clean!)

Post # 9
1511 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

@holister  My ring is SI1 and it looks clear and  beautiful, even under the scope!


Post # 10
6354 posts
Bee Keeper

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@BrookeBQ  cut is the primary factor affecting lightplay, but clarity also affects it, as it changes light paths. For the same clarity grade, clouds impact it the most, carbon inclusions the least.

Post # 11
41 posts
  • Wedding: November 2015

.78 Round, G color, SI1 Clarity (5.5 Ring size) Can’t see any blemishes! Also, nobody has ever asked me (IRL) the specs of my stone ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 13
9950 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Agree with the others… Sparkly-ness come from CUT (Shape & Quality) and COLOUR not specifically from Clarity (generally speaking SIs are eye-clean… so unless you have a Jeweller’s Loupe you aren’t going to be able to see any minor Inclusions)

Personally, for my ERing, we went SI for the Feature Diamond and then higher in the other C-Categories…

CUT = Round Brilliant – Good Cut



CARAT = .80

CERTIFIED and CONFLICT FREE / CANADIAN were also important to me.

COST was also an important factor to Mr TTR

I think we got a great ring… and it does glitter like all get out !!

I am constantly getting compliments on its design & sparkle.

For more info on Diamonds one good Excellent source is the Blue Nile Website, and their Education Page = http://www.bluenile.com/diamonds/diamond-education (easy to read & understand)

Hope this helps,

EDIT TO ADD … Photos

1- ERing Only

2- With Wedding Rings


Post # 14
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@holister  i have an SI1 in clarity. the inclusion is a SUPER tiny feather which you can’t even see in the naked eye lol plus one of the prongs right on top of it ๐Ÿ˜›

also mine’s super shiny and sparkly for it’s a Hearts & Arrows (Perfect/Ideal cut), the best you can get ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 15
4027 posts
Honey bee

@holister  Very good cut, SI2, J color….it’s really sparkly under certain kinds of light and outdoors. Sorry, these pictures were taken under low light….so it doesn’t really show.

Post # 16
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard

every stone is different. of course it all depends on the individual stone, cut and setting 

I have an I1 diamond, and honestly it took me about six months before I noticed the inclusion – it was well hidden under the prong. it’s very sparkly and beautiful. I’m 100% sure that nobody would be able to spot that inclusion unless I pointed it out to them. 


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