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Why this diamond has a hole?

miaK

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Hi! I’m wondering why this has hole? Thinking of making it a ring or a pendant as I also have smaller loose stones. Which is better? As it has this holeHmm.. 66005213-22A4-4B2D-B2A8-7B8661A0E83C.jpeg F81F0932-0EAA-488F-BE36-4797A917B74F.jpeg
 

yssie

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I confess I wasn’t expecting a literal hole :lol:

Where did you acquire this specimen? Some vendors are drilling diamonds, but it’s definitely an uncommon practice...
 

Roselina

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Is it a diamond? They can be „pierced“ but this hole kind of looks uneven? Have it tested!
 

miaK

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Its highly unlikely its a diamond have you had it looked at by a professional in person?

No, not yet.:lol-2: But will be doing that, as I tried to get opinions first regarding the stone. It’s my first time to see it:lol-2: thanks
 

miaK

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I confess I wasn’t expecting a literal hole :lol:

Where did you acquire this specimen? Some vendors are drilling diamonds, but it’s definitely an uncommon practice...

Hahaha,:lol: my mom purchased it from a person as I remember.
 

miaK

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I’ll be having it test as I doubt the authenticity now:lol: thank you everyone:cool2:
 

kenny

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Many diamonds have black spots that GIA calls clouds, as in those "salt and pepper" diamonds.
Some clouds are barely visible, others are jet black.

And if it was an actual hole (as if it was drilled right through) wouldn't the camera look through the hole and see the red cloth beneath, instead of solid black?

So, perhaps it's what GIA calls a cloud, inside the diamond.
 

Bron357

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There was/is a trend/ fashion for “floating” gemstones on a chain. The gemstone itself is laser drilled through so a loop can be attached.
I’ve seen advertisements for these “diamond drops“ necklaces / earrings. I think even Lightbox did some of this style a while back.
obviously drilling the hole renders the gemstone value to $?
 

missy

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I confess I wasn’t expecting a literal hole :lol:

Where did you acquire this specimen? Some vendors are drilling diamonds, but it’s definitely an uncommon practice...

Haha when I read the first post I thought she was talking about a culet. Guess not. :lol:


I’ll be having it test as I doubt the authenticity now:lol: thank you everyone:cool2:

Sorry it isn't what you hoped it would be @miaK and I hope the test brings you clarity.
Pun not intended.
 

Texas Leaguer

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There was/is a trend/ fashion for “floating” gemstones on a chain. The gemstone itself is laser drilled through so a loop can be attached.
I’ve seen advertisements for these “diamond drops“ necklaces / earrings. I think even Lightbox did some of this style a while back.
obviously drilling the hole renders the gemstone value to $?

This is exactly what I suspect.
 

flyingpig

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I confess I wasn’t expecting a literal hole :lol:

Where did you acquire this specimen? Some vendors are drilling diamonds, but it’s definitely an uncommon practice...

Same here.
I thought it was obstruction
 

sprinklesparkles

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I would bet money its a lightbox pierced pendant. It would be a lab diamond.

Do you have a loupe to read the inscription? If not you should be able to bring it to a jeweler to read.
 
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