shape
carat
color
clarity

I put an inclusion in my diamond!! Possible?

Discussion in 'RockyTalky' started by genie, Apr 11, 2001.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies. Please create a new topic or request for this thread to be opened.
  1. genie
    Rough_Rock

    Messages:
    40
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2001
    by genie » Apr 11, 2001
    I just got a beautiful H and A from Whitflash a couple months ago. Yesterday, I noticed a tiny black speck almost in the center of my diamond. It definitely was not there before. I thought it was some dirt so I washed it a few times and it won't go away. I can't tell for sure but I think it is a carbon spot or something inside, unless the speck is on the bottom part of the diamond where the prongs prevent me from getting to it.
    What could have caused this? Is it possible to just get a carbon spot? What was I doing wrong? Thanks for your help.
     
    


    


  2. genie
    Rough_Rock

    Messages:
    40
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2001
    by genie » Apr 11, 2001
    Thanks, I will take it to the jeweler today. I went home to look at the inclusion map on my GIA cert. It may be that they are in the same place. Is it possible that one of the clouds or feathers turned black all-of-the-sudden? Maybe that's how it appeared. I have no clue about this stuff.
     
  3. John
    Rough_Rock

    Messages:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2001
    by John » Apr 11, 2001
    Genie, I don't believe that it is possible that it just appeared. 'Black' spots in a diamond don't appear magically or by anything that can occur from ordinary wear. Assuming that it it the stone that you originally purchased, your 'eye' is becoming more critical, or you are seeing something on the exterior of the pavilion of the stone.
     
  4. moediamond
    Rough_Rock

    Messages:
    60
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2000
    by moediamond » Apr 11, 2001
    Hi Genie,Take your ring to a local jeweler to have it "steam cleaned" and "ultrasonic."
    This should remove all oils, dirt, etc. from the diamond.
    If it's still there, you might want a gemologist to look at the diamond and the cert to make sure it wasn't there to begin with.
    Carbon spots never just "show up" out of the blue.
    Good luck!!
    Let me know what happens........
     
    


    


  5. pricescope
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    8,266
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 1999
    by pricescope » Apr 11, 2001
    Hi John! [​IMG]Thanks for stopping by. You could post your business name and credentials.

    For those who don't know John - he is the head of Washington Gemological Laboratory, GG, NGJA, RMV, ASG.
     
  6. lawmax
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,317
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 1999
    by lawmax » Apr 11, 2001
    Hi John [​IMG]
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies. Please create a new topic or request for this thread to be opened.

Share This Page