Color vs Brilliance in Fancy Color Diamonds?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which diamond do you like more?
    Cushion cut because of the color intensity : (4 votes)
    16 %
    Radiant cut because of the sparkle : (15 votes)
    60 %
    Both equally : (3 votes)
    12 %
    Neither : (3 votes)
    12 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    2355 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 1995

    I think the radiant is gorgeous.. I love the sparkle!

    Post # 3
    4483 posts
    Honey bee

    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
    1382 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I think sparkle is what more people will notice, and also what gives the stone some personality. 

    Post # 6
    1913 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • 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
    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    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
    540 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    3 posts
    • Wedding: September 2013

    For fancy colors, I think color is the most important. More brilliance will actually make the diamond look “whiter”

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