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    Default Brown diamonds...clarity?

    Hi Iím making a set of diamond earrings for my partner, they are 3.8mm stones and were sold as si1/si2.
    Iíve never brought diamonds before, one of them seems to be right for si (from my research online) but the other has a blemish in it and Iím not so sure about it.
    Can anyone give theyíre opinion on it please?
    Iíve added photos...
    Thanks
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    I can't really offer much of an opinion from the photo - and I'd emphasise that I'm not a qualified diamond grader - but SI1/SI2 diamonds may well have inclusions that are visible to the naked eye, not just under a loupe.

    While under GIA specs SI means "visible under a loupe", there's nothing in the definitions that says "not visible without a loupe". Arguably, I or Pique might be better clarity definitions if they are though.

    Best bet? Talk to the person you bought them from and raise your concerns with them directly.

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    I’m in talks with the seller regards the condition. Like I mentioned...I’ve never brought diamonds before so a little unsure, but I do think from clarity examples online that one of the diamonds is not an si, looks more to be i2/i3.

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    If in doubt send them back for credit and buy frm a well known and trusted trader, such as AE Ward in Hatton Garden. You will get exactly what you asked for and they will be a matching pair.

    Best of all, visit their showroom and choose for yourself. You will find them patient and helpful. Dennis.
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    Are A E ward still in business ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    If in doubt send them back for credit and buy frm a well known and trusted trader, such as AE Ward in Hatton Garden. You will get exactly what you asked for and they will be a matching pair.

    Best of all, visit their showroom and choose for yourself. You will find them patient and helpful. Dennis.
    If they were bought over the net you can require a refund,that's European law. You don't even have to give a reason. But to me, unskilled in diamond stuff but skilled in matching (pearls) they are certainly not a matched pair.
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    Yes AE Ward are still there, and your glasses would mist over if you visited on a busy day. Dennis.

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    It must depend on all sorts of factors, who you bought them from, whether you asked for a matching pair, etc As a non expert on diamonds I’d be going to a reputable business in the hope the advice and service they gave me was honourable because I’m not sure I’d be able to argue about quality if I didn’t know anything about them and I’m speaking from a personal viewpoint

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    Interesting, I sent five email's in the last week attempting to purchase I received no reply I assumed they had closed, well their loss I had to go elsewhere

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    Refunds are legally required for all returned online purchases. That's the law. Doesn't matter why you are returning them.
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