Did you know that you could buy a loved one a beautiful diamond ring without breaking the bank? 

SI diamonds are one of the most popular choices in the diamond market today. But when you hear about SI diamonds and learn they may have more imperfections, you may think: are they still worth it? Are SI diamonds real?

We’ve created a complete guide about SI diamonds to help determine if they fit your needs. Read on to find out more!

What are SI Diamonds?

SI Diamonds are diamonds with small inclusions, which are imperfections. These imperfections could range from chips, cavities, knots, etc… Even though it has these, they are unnoticeable to the naked eye unless they are under a magnifier.

Because of this, there is a large market for SI diamonds because they are cheaper based on the inclusions. You can still opt for a different diamond that doesn’t have as many imperfections. To a normal consumer though, you won’t see much of a difference.  

SI1 vs. SI2

There are different types of SI diamonds that you will want to consider as you make your choice. SI1 diamonds will have fewer and lighter inclusions than SI2. While an SI2 diamond inclusion may still not be very noticeable, it can have a stark difference from an SI1. That’s why it is important to inspect them for the number of noticeable imperfections they have. 

Are SI Diamonds Real?

Although SI diamonds may be cheaper and have more imperfections, this doesn’t mean they aren’t real. They are as real as any other diamond and look beautiful. As stated before, most of the time inclusions won’t be noticeable to people. This means an SI can be the best bang for your buck. Their clarity may be lower, but that does not make them any less real. 

What are the Benefits of SI Diamonds for Engagement Rings?

One of the main benefits of SI diamonds is that they are beautiful to the naked eye and still valuable. If you don’t have the financial means to buy a flawless diamond, you can easily get away with a cheaper SI diamond. Your significant other feels appreciated and loved without you needing to empty your wallet. 

An SI diamond can actually cost up to 20% less than a VS diamond. You can put that extra money away for your wedding and honeymoon. 

What to Look for When Buying an SI Diamond

Buying a diamond can be tricky, but luckily there are some common things you can be aware of and consider.

Though some may overlook SI diamond imperfections, you will want to inspect the diamond closely to ensure you are satisfied. Depending on the imperfections, some may be more noticeable than others. This may make you opt for a different diamond. 

You will also want to consider the shape of the diamond. While a round shape may be traditional, going with unique shapes can be a better option for SI diamonds. This is because the unique shape will conceal the imperfections more. A round shape may make them more visible.

Purchase from a reputable company that will provide you with a diamond certificate. Certified diamonds ensure their value and that they are real, preventing you from getting scammed. Always look and research the company you buy from to determine whether they could be scammers.

At Finer Jewelry, we aim for customer satisfaction and will walk you through the entire process of finding the diamond that’s right. You can feel confident that you are making the right choice. 

The Four C’s

As you shop, consider the four C’s and if the diamond fulfills your needs in those areas: cut, color, clarity, and carat.

Ensure that your diamond is well-cut so light can shine through it, giving it more brilliance.

A diamond’s color can also range from clear white to even a lightish yellow. Clear white is the more traditional diamond for engagements, but it will ultimately depend on the consumer’s preference.

The clarity of the diamond refers to the number of inclusions it has (SI vs. VS).

These are all aspects that you will need to think about when buying. 

What about VS Diamonds?

VS diamonds have nearly no inclusions and look relatively flawless, even under a magnifying glass. But VS diamonds can be much more expensive because of this.

When you shop for one and inspect it, it is very unlikely that you will see any imperfections. If you do, you should ask your gem specialist to ensure it is not a SI diamond. While VS diamonds may have nearly no inclusions, they can be much more expensive because of this.

If you want a flawless diamond, VS is the way to go. But if you want to save money, an SI diamond will look just as beautiful to most consumers. 

Find Your Perfect Engagement Ring Today

You know SI diamonds are real and what to look for when searching. So, why wait? Start the journey of a lifetime by starting your engagement ring shopping today. If you don’t think you can afford a diamond ring, start by looking at our fine SI Diamonds.

At Finer Jewelry, we will help you every step of the way, and all our jewelry is customizable to your needs. You and your loved one will leave happy and satisfied with a beautiful engagement ring. 

Ready to get started? Contact us today to find out more!