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

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Mine is SI1 I cant remember the color. I want to say its D. There is a super small inclusion that you can’t really see unless you look at it under a certain light. But it is super sparkly

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think it depends on your personal preferences. I know there are lots of women on the bee for whom having the best clarity available was really important. I, on the other hand, wasn’t really worried about that because SI stones should be eye-clean. I just wanted to find my dream ring setting in our budget so I was going for size and ring style/design over clarity.

I am thrilled with how sparkly my diamonds are!

Post # 19
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have a SI1 and I dont see anything. I couldnt see anything with the loupe either!

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

F SI2 Very Sparkly no visible inclusions

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Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - Riviera Maya, Mexico

SI2 clarity, Ideal cut, Color I. I don’t notice any inclusions, although i’m sure it has some. It sparkels beautifully! I get compliments on it every day. I agree with previous posters, the cut is really what makes the difference. The picture does not do it justice, unfortunately.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Mine is an SI1 with excellent cut/symmetry/polish. It sparkles like crazy and I get comments/compliments from people about how sparkly it is! The inclusion is mine is a “crystal” so it’s clear, I haven’t been able to find it with the naked eye.

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My center is an SI3 which basically means that you cannot see any inperfections with the naked eye and you would need 10x magnification to see any inclusions. My diamond sparkles like crazy and I’m constantly getting compliments on it daily for how sparkly and beautiful it is. Here is a link to a website that talks about diamond clarity. http://www.diamond-buyers-guide.com/diamond_clarity  This website does mention how clarity does not affect sparkle and that sparkle is related more to cut, color, shape, and placement of inclusions.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

Mine is actually I1 and it’s gorgeous. It came with a chart of where the inclusions are, but they are invisible to the naked eye. My fiance and I both have good vision and we can’t see a thing. We had a great laugh about saving a bundle on a beautiful stone, when no one will even know the difference! Ha! 🙂

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Post # 24
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have an si1 G color  and it’s completely eye clean. Cut is what makes the sparkle. My diamond is a very good cut but if I could do it again I’d definitely go with an excellent/ideal cut. It does sparkle a ton but I’d love to see some arrows!

Post # 25
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Bee Keeper

I have an SI1, D color. It’s a beautiful stone.

Post # 26
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Mine is an SI1, and it is completely clean to me from every angle. The inclusion plot does not include clouds, so its clarity does not affect light reflection. Despite popular opinion, SI1 and SI2 grades (the only two recognized by GIA before I1) are not necessarily free from visible imperfections; many are, but many are not and it is certainly not a guarantee on SI clarity stones. It depends on the stone, which is why it is so important to see a stone before committing to it. 

http://www.gia.edu/gia-about/4Cs-Clarity

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

mine is either si1 or si2, can’t remember which. i think it is very eye-clean (i can’t see anything and i think i’m a pretty sesnsitive eye) and super sparkly!

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2003

Mine is an SI2, H color, ideal cut. I agree the cut is what makes it really sparkle. Mine is crazy sparkly. 

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Mine is SI1, G in color, and excellent cut. I really cannot see any flaws in the diamond (and I’ve tried). 

Post # 30
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Busy bee

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holister:  mine is an i1 and ot is so sparkly and beautiful. There is one small clear inclusion that i can see if i look really close but i wouldnt trade it for anything. Its so beautiful!

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