buying low colour diamonds!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
795 posts
Busy bee

@bridgeee:  Congrats and welcome! I love the buttery colors too! I would call Barry or Steve at Cut Rate Diamonds. They might be able to get some stones in. 

Post # 5
795 posts
Busy bee
Post # 6
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@bridgeee:  FI went to ID Jewelry in the diamond district here in NYC.  They have a very strong online presence as well though.

My 1ct cushion is a K.  The jewler gave FI great advice…not to worry about the warmth since it’s set in yellow gold (my request) and the cut and clarity were more important in a stone of my size.  Happy hunting!




Post # 7
3668 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Good Old Gold will find you exactly what you’re looking for if they don’t already have it in stock.

Post # 8
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@bridgeee:  here is a thread that shows some rings in the lower ranges

i personally love mine because of the buttery hue, especially playing off of the yellow gold. Some of them show more of a faint yellow, some not at all. I think it depends on the metals, yellow gold gives more buttery tones to come through while the white gold makes it more vibrate, I saw both of these in person trying to decide on the setting.

Post # 9
179 posts
Blushing bee



I love their designs and they have all the shades of diamonds pretty much.

Post # 12
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Have you checked out They have a diamond search, and you can find reviews of retailers on there. Good Old Gold, ID Jewelery, Solomon Jewelers… all on there. I thought Good Old Gold was overpriced, but other than that I’ve only heard good things. is also a great site to check. That’s where I got my ring (K color Daussi cushion), and I completely recommend them. They do take custom orders, and I’m sure they could dig up something you’d like. Good luck! 🙂 

Post # 13
1662 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013


Post # 14
547 posts
Busy bee

@bridgeee:  Congrats! He’s a genius for proposing with an empty box. I’d hate to feel obligated to wear a ring I didn’t like just because SO picked it out.

eBay has lots of loose, warm diamonds for sale. 

Here is a link to k-m diamonds they have for sale.

Also, have you ever heard of moissanite? It’s a lab grown crystal that is cut into very pretty sparkly stones. It is the second hardest stone, the toughest stone, and is twice as brilliant as a diamond. They are growing subtypes that don’t have as much warmth, but you can get stones that are buttery, especially in the larger sizes. It would cost probably $600 or so for a 2 carat stone and they last forever,  like a diamond. IE they don’t cloud, scratch easily, etc.


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