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decodelighted

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Your stack is so pretty SDL!
 

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I love love love SDL''s set....My FAVORITE by far!!!

I had a marquise stone I2 clarity enhanced and although no one else could tell it was enhanded it worried me to death. Marquise stones are just to shallow for the process to look good. Mine looked really cloudy. SDL''s is FABULOUS!!!!! I think RB''s do better.

I too have learned to go higher clarity and lower color and flor. :) WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 

LD

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SDL I can totally relate to what you're saying.

Carly - I'm not sure whether you mean just white diamonds or not? If not .......

Here's mine. It was sold as colour enhanced (irradiated) which I was ok about as I couldn't afford a 1ct pink natural diamond at the time! When it arrived I louped it and saw what I thought were laser lines. I took it to a trusted appraiser and she confirmed I was correct. I spoke to the seller who, at first, denied it and then suddenly agreed and gave me a 25% refund.

Whilst I do still like it, it's not what I thought I was buying and so I find I don't wear it as often as I would.
 

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lovingdiamond-- ahh your ring is beautiful.. I"m starting to drool over pink colored diamonds now...
 

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Date: 3/13/2009 3:17:14 PM
Author: LovingDiamonds
SDL I can totally relate to what you''re saying.

Carly - I''m not sure whether you mean just white diamonds or not? If not .......

Here''s mine. It was sold as colour enhanced (irradiated) which I was ok about as I couldn''t afford a 1ct pink natural diamond at the time! When it arrived I louped it and saw what I thought were laser lines. I took it to a trusted appraiser and she confirmed I was correct. I spoke to the seller who, at first, denied it and then suddenly agreed and gave me a 25% refund.

Whilst I do still like it, it''s not what I thought I was buying and so I find I don''t wear it as often as I would.
Can you explain what that looks like LD? (carly, I hope you don''t mind!)
 

LD

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Date: 3/13/2009 4:46:18 PM
Author: Ellen

Date: 3/13/2009 3:17:14 PM
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SDL I can totally relate to what you''re saying.

Carly - I''m not sure whether you mean just white diamonds or not? If not .......

Here''s mine. It was sold as colour enhanced (irradiated) which I was ok about as I couldn''t afford a 1ct pink natural diamond at the time! When it arrived I louped it and saw what I thought were laser lines. I took it to a trusted appraiser and she confirmed I was correct. I spoke to the seller who, at first, denied it and then suddenly agreed and gave me a 25% refund.

Whilst I do still like it, it''s not what I thought I was buying and so I find I don''t wear it as often as I would.
Can you explain what that looks like LD? (carly, I hope you don''t mind!)
They look like long thin needles - very straight and in the case of my diamond there were 3 next to each other. They were too long and straight to be normal inclusions. Sometimes you can see a tiny hole (unless it''s been plugged) where the laser entered the diamond. With my diamond, the holes had been plugged so I couldn''t see the entry point.
 

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Carly,
Besides SDL, another poster (who''s left) has a clarity-enhanced diamond. Do try searching for her pics.

Loving Diamonds,
Based on your experience, is it fairly straightforward to ascertain that a diamond has been clarity-enhanced?
 

LD

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Date: 3/14/2009 5:43:30 PM
Author: Harriet
Carly,
Besides SDL, another poster (who''s left) has a clarity-enhanced diamond. Do try searching for her pics.

Loving Diamonds,
Based on your experience, is it fairly straightforward to ascertain that a diamond has been clarity-enhanced?
Honestly Harriet I don''t know. This is the only one that I own/have seen. I certainly picked out the laser lines with the loupe but when I took it to my local jeweller (who''s not great) he thought they were inclusions. I have a friend who''s an appraiser/valuer and has seen many many enhanced diamonds. She took one look and said I was right. I''m not sure whether it was easier to spot due as the diamond''s pink. Sorry I know that hasn''t really answered your question.
 

Harriet

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Thanks, Lady Diamond. If I buy anything without a cert, I''ll be sure to send it to an appraiser, if not a lab.
 

Ellen

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Date: 3/14/2009 5:21:03 PM
Author: LovingDiamonds


Date: 3/13/2009 4:46:18 PM
Author: Ellen



Date: 3/13/2009 3:17:14 PM
Author: LovingDiamonds
SDL I can totally relate to what you're saying.

Carly - I'm not sure whether you mean just white diamonds or not? If not .......

Here's mine. It was sold as colour enhanced (irradiated) which I was ok about as I couldn't afford a 1ct pink natural diamond at the time! When it arrived I louped it and saw what I thought were laser lines. I took it to a trusted appraiser and she confirmed I was correct. I spoke to the seller who, at first, denied it and then suddenly agreed and gave me a 25% refund.

Whilst I do still like it, it's not what I thought I was buying and so I find I don't wear it as often as I would.
Can you explain what that looks like LD? (carly, I hope you don't mind!)
They look like long thin needles - very straight and in the case of my diamond there were 3 next to each other. They were too long and straight to be normal inclusions. Sometimes you can see a tiny hole (unless it's been plugged) where the laser entered the diamond. With my diamond, the holes had been plugged so I couldn't see the entry point.
Thanks for the info! Do you know if it would be possible to see the holes with the naked eye, if they hadn't been plugged (in pavilion)?
 

LD

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Date: 3/15/2009 7:49:41 AM
Author: Ellen

Date: 3/14/2009 5:21:03 PM
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Date: 3/13/2009 4:46:18 PM
Author: Ellen




Date: 3/13/2009 3:17:14 PM
Author: LovingDiamonds
SDL I can totally relate to what you''re saying.

Carly - I''m not sure whether you mean just white diamonds or not? If not .......

Here''s mine. It was sold as colour enhanced (irradiated) which I was ok about as I couldn''t afford a 1ct pink natural diamond at the time! When it arrived I louped it and saw what I thought were laser lines. I took it to a trusted appraiser and she confirmed I was correct. I spoke to the seller who, at first, denied it and then suddenly agreed and gave me a 25% refund.

Whilst I do still like it, it''s not what I thought I was buying and so I find I don''t wear it as often as I would.
Can you explain what that looks like LD? (carly, I hope you don''t mind!)
They look like long thin needles - very straight and in the case of my diamond there were 3 next to each other. They were too long and straight to be normal inclusions. Sometimes you can see a tiny hole (unless it''s been plugged) where the laser entered the diamond. With my diamond, the holes had been plugged so I couldn''t see the entry point.
Thanks for the info! Do you know if it would be possible to see the holes with the naked eye, if they hadn''t been plugged (in pavilion)?
If you had good eye sight I would think yes. They would probably look like pin pricks.
 

coatimundi_org

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Date: 3/15/2009 9:03:31 AM
Author: LovingDiamonds
Date: 3/15/2009 7:49:41 AM

Author: Ellen


Date: 3/14/2009 5:21:03 PM

Author: LovingDiamonds




Date: 3/13/2009 4:46:18 PM

Author: Ellen





Date: 3/13/2009 3:17:14 PM

Author: LovingDiamonds

SDL I can totally relate to what you're saying.


Carly - I'm not sure whether you mean just white diamonds or not? If not .......


Here's mine. It was sold as colour enhanced (irradiated) which I was ok about as I couldn't afford a 1ct pink natural diamond at the time! When it arrived I louped it and saw what I thought were laser lines. I took it to a trusted appraiser and she confirmed I was correct. I spoke to the seller who, at first, denied it and then suddenly agreed and gave me a 25% refund.


Whilst I do still like it, it's not what I thought I was buying and so I find I don't wear it as often as I would.
Can you explain what that looks like LD? (carly, I hope you don't mind!)

They look like long thin needles - very straight and in the case of my diamond there were 3 next to each other. They were too long and straight to be normal inclusions. Sometimes you can see a tiny hole (unless it's been plugged) where the laser entered the diamond. With my diamond, the holes had been plugged so I couldn't see the entry point.
Thanks for the info! Do you know if it would be possible to see the holes with the naked eye, if they hadn't been plugged (in pavilion)?
If you had good eye sight I would think yes. They would probably look like pin pricks.
With the naked eye, I could not see entry holes in class when we examined laser drilled diamonds, but I could with a loupe. Laser drilling can be confused with a natural inclusion called an "etch channel," but when you take a closer look, the drill line is too perfect and straight. What's tricky is the drill lines are sometimes near other inclusions which mask them, so they go unnoticed. The lines are also very fine.
 

Ellen

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LD and coati, thanks for the info!
 
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