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BelDia

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Hi all,

I need your advice on the following:

Two weeks ago I ordered a stone at Blue Nile ([URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/diamond-with-a-budget-around-%E2%82%AC550.216299/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/diamond-with-a-budget-around-%E2%82%AC550.216299/[/URL])

The stone has arrived today. It looks great, but there is also some sort of blue inclusion in the stone. As this is the first stone I have ever ordered, can you please advice if this is normal for such a stone or do I have to send it back?

Some pictures:

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Rhea

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Are you talking about the blue sliver at about 11:00 in the diamond? Does it move around when you move the diamond? If so, that's fire and it's a good thing! Diamonds reflect light and sparkle. They reflect their environment and can show rainbows of colours, like a prism. Sometimes it's yellow or red or blue. I purposely make mine dance around in indirect sunlight to get the colours, they're so pretty!

https://www.pricescope.com/wiki/diamonds/diamond-brilliance-fire-scintillation
 

Area57

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No, I think he is talking about that dark blue spot. It's like a sapphire color. Not the lighter, sky blue, I could be wrong.
 

BelDia

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Hi,

I find it difficult to get a good picture, will try to make some additional with a DSR-camera.

It's about the black/blue dot. It is is clearly visible, even when looking from above.

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BelDia

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Area57|1444985839|3938808 said:
No, I think he is talking about that dark blue spot. It's like a sapphire color. Not the lighter, sky blue, I could be wrong.

Yep, you are right, I'm talking about the dark blue spot...
 

thecat

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Is it a marker stain? Can you try cleaning it with rubbing alcohol?
 

MarionC

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motownmama|1445001158|3938849 said:
In a bowl - not over the sink! :o
:lol: Is that the voice of experience? or just wisdom? : )
I try to make things easier by always buying diamonds bigger than the holes in the sink drain...
 

yssie

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Jimmianne|1445001845|3938853 said:
motownmama|1445001158|3938849 said:
In a bowl - not over the sink! :o
:lol: Is that the voice of experience? or just wisdom? : )
I try to make things easier by always buying diamonds bigger than the holes in the sink drain...

That's exactly what I said to my DH! He saw me scrubbing my earrings over the kitchen sink at work and commented that I must be awfully brave... and I pointed out that they wouldn't fit through the drain-cover holes even if I dropped them. Oddly, that didn't seem to make him feel any better about the whole diamonds thing... :bigsmile:
 

pyramid

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Imagine if it is a bit of blue diamond trapped! Hopefully one of the appraisers may chime in.
 

Texas Leaguer

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Extremely unlikely to be a bright blue inclusion. Is there a cert?

Looks like it might be a blue marker to me. There are various reasons why a diamond might be marked like that in the shop. Sometimes it is to identify the position an inscription so that the setter does not put a prong over it. There are other reasons too, but a diamond should never go out to a customer like that. It reflects on the vendor's quality control system.

If it is a marker it should wipe off with alcohol as another poster said.
 

HappyNewLife

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I posted on here recently that I got an eternity diamond band with ONE purple stone....

turned out it was marker ;-)

See if it comes off (not over the sink), and if not, send it back!
 

Rockdiamond

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I agree with Bryan- plus the fact that it's blue makes it more likely someone just smudged it with a pen sometime after QC.
DO NOT go in the ocean to wash it off:)
 

VRBeauty

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Well darn y'all! I was hoping to see a true blue inclusion - that would be extremely cool!

Since it's unlikely though - OP, put that puppy on a nicely padded, soft surface, and try cleaning it with a cotton-tipped q-tip and alcohol.
 

Rhea

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VRBeauty|1445021227|3938984 said:
Well darn y'all! I was hoping to see a true blue inclusion - that would be extremely cool!

That's exactly why I originally clicked on this thread!
 

Area57

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Jimmianne|1445001845|3938853 said:
motownmama|1445001158|3938849 said:
In a bowl - not over the sink! :o
:lol: Is that the voice of experience? or just wisdom? : )
I try to make things easier by always buying diamonds bigger than the holes in the sink drain...

I tried that too, but I don't have but one big 2 inch diameter hole for a sink, no screen. It started to get expensive.
 

marcy

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I was all excited to see a blue inclusion too. :appl:

BelDia I hope it turns out to be a marker that rubs off with alcohol.
 

BelDia

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Rockinruby said:
Most likely to be a marker, but a true blue inclusion would be very cool! :dance:

Hi all,

Sorry for my belated reply, I did try to remove the blue dot with some alcohol. After some rubbing the blue 'inclusion' has disappeared.

Thanks all for your advice!

:naughty:
 

kenny

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Glad to hear it. :dance:

What a coincidence.
Alcohol makes my blues disappear too. ;-)
 

MarionC

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yeh well.
until the next morning! [she says, having just woken up from sharing a bottle of wine last night].
At least BelDia's blues are gone forever!

BelDia, Are we going to get more photos of your stone? :appl:
 

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kenny|1445583237|3941258 said:
Glad to hear it. :dance:

What a coincidence.
Alcohol makes my blues disappear too. ;-)
:clap:

Which suddenly reminds me - it's friday isn't it. :twirl:
 

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BelDia|1445582946|3941257 said:
Rockinruby said:
Most likely to be a marker, but a true blue inclusion would be very cool! :dance:

Hi all,

Sorry for my belated reply, I did try to remove the blue dot with some alcohol. After some rubbing the blue 'inclusion' has disappeared.

Thanks all for your advice!

:naughty:

Thanks for the update on the mysterious blue inclusion! I'm glad you were able to remove it. Also, I agree with jimmianne....we need more pics of your new stone! :dance:
 

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kenny|1445583237|3941258 said:
Glad to hear it. :dance:

What a coincidence.
Alcohol makes my blues disappear too. ;-)

Good one, Kenny!

And yes it is, Bryan! :naughty:

BelDia - how will you be setting that sparkler?
 
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