Post # 1
Does anyone have a picture of a GIA H color graded diamond??? I’ve been hearing mixed reviews about how apparent the warmth in an H color stone so I would love if you could share your beauties for us! Please feel free to post other colors as well – just specifiy what color it is if you wouldn’t mind. Thank you!
Post # 3
@purplepie45: My diamond is a G color, and honestly – it is SO white to me, even when I look at it from the side. I really think getting an H would be fine and wouldn’t appear yellow to the naked eye.
Post # 4
You should go to a store and see one yourself in person. You won’t be able to get an accurrate read with pictures. I started to get “color sensitive” at H… meaning I could tell it was a little off. To other people, and H diamond looks perfectly clear/white.
This also depends on the size and cut of the stone to some extent. Also if your band is yellow, it won’t be as obvious.
Post # 5
Mine is an H, mine looks really white to me
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Post # 8
I have a GIA cert H color, and it looks great to me. I have never seen any yellow in it. And it is an asscher stone which tends to show it’s true color a little better than other shape diamonds.
Post # 9
It just depends how color sensitive you are. My stone is GIA graded F and I can see a little color. Very very little, but I can see it.
Post # 10
I have a princess cut H colored diamond and I don’t notice much warmth in it except a few times. It also depends on shape of the diamond. I think radiant cut usually shows warmth little bit more. Anyways with H color not many people are going to notice the warmth unless they are inspecting it like crazy! 😀
Post # 11
Mine is a a GIA G color. When Fiance and I were looking, I kept switching the H and the G colors behind my back and he knew every single time which was the H color, so we opted for the G. He is very particular about everything though, and I feel like if I had gone with the H I probably wouldn’t have noticed a difference. Here’s my G
Post # 12
My stone is a GIA I color, and it looks really white to me in almost all types of lighting. We were set on getting a higher color grade until we actually looked at stones in the store. We could barely tell a difference between my I colored stone and the higher color grade stones.
Here is a bad cell phone picture of my stone:
Post # 13
I’d recommend just going by what you see in person. Looking at charts will always make you notice the yellow when side by side with a whiter one. But i found that I was very sensitive and saw yellow a lot in diamonds in person so my husband knew that was an important factor when choosing a diamond for me.
Post # 14
I have a GIA G stone and honestly, I find it too white. I always assumed I wanted as colorless as I could get and got a “high G” which meant that my jeweler thought it was closer to an F. I would happily go for an H.
Post # 15
the cut and clarity make the biggest difference
here are my e-ring and another ring i own side by side.
e-ring is G, SI1, ideal cut .67 ct
the other ring is J, I1, good/fair cut 1ct
they both have great colour, and from farther away or on different hands you can’t really tell the difference in quality