Post # 1
In your opinion, which is more important in a Fancy color diamond: Color (intensity and even distribution) vs brilliance?
I have two diamonds, both are fancy intense yellow and about the same carat weight. One is a cushion cut and the other is a radiant cut. Of the two, the radiant cut costs more per carat. I noticed that the cushion cut has slightly darker color saturation and the color is more evenly distributed. However, it lacks a lot of sparkle. The sparkles are little golden flecks. On the other hand, the radiant cut diamond sparkles like crazy. However, from some angles, the radiant looks like the color is not distributed evenly and it is a slighly lighter yellow. I am changing the setting and having it set by another company but need to decide on the diamond first. So what do you all think is more important? Color or sparkles?
Here are a few pictures (sorry about the HUGE pictures):
Cushion on the left, Radiant on right
Post # 2
I think the radiant is gorgeous.. I love the sparkle!
Post # 3
ellie17: I like the radiant when compared to the brilliant. It just sparkles like crazy. If I saw them separately without them being compared like that I wouldn’t know which one looked better.
Post # 5
I think sparkle is what more people will notice, and also what gives the stone some personality.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
ellie17: I can see that the radiant is more brilliant even from the pictures, but there’s something about that dark, buttery yellow on the cushion that makes me swoon. You can’t go wrong with either!
Post # 7
I have a fancy intense yellow diamond and it is a cushion cut. But I prefer the sparkle aspect that your radiant has especially since both have a rather nice strong yellow. So radiant cut stands out more to me. Either way both are nice.
Post # 10
Yellow diamonds kill me (in a good way). I love them so much. I say go with the radiant. I love the sparkle radiant cuts throw off and how the color can look lighter or darker depending on the lighting. It’s marvelous. I can’t wait to see what setting it’s going to be in! Gorgeous stones! 🙂
Post # 11
For fancy colors, I think color is the most important. More brilliance will actually make the diamond look “whiter”