(Closed) Diamond Help

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which diamond should I pick?
    Keep the 1.34 G : (18 votes)
    55 %
    Go back to the 1.28 D : (7 votes)
    21 %
    Move to Bigger Size H : (4 votes)
    12 %
    Move to Bigger Size I : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Move to Bigger Size J : (2 votes)
    6 %
    K still looks great? I think this might be too yellow for me... I can see a difference even D to F : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    The furthest I would go would be an H and I’m not sure that would allow you to size up significantly. Going to a G for .06 carats doesn’t make much sense to me (other than getting rid of the inclusion), the change in carat weight is not going to be noticeable.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1353 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think for people to vote you have to put the clarity also, can you add that?

    Post # 7
    Member
    1319 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I feel like color is one of the 4Cs that doesn’t help that much with price. If you’re wanting to go to an H from a G, you’re not really going to get much of a size increase for your dollar. More than likely, it won’t be noticeable at all. Especially if you’re trying to keep the clarity the same.

    Post # 9
    Member
    764 posts
    Busy bee

    Color is so personal. My diamond is a J. I didn’t select it to go up in size or save money. I prefer I-J diamonds.  Color has nothing to do with sparkle factor. That’s cut & clarity. I suggest you go play at a jewelers store!!

    Post # 10
    Member
    5313 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Well, I love love love warmer stones, so I would have no issues at all with a J or a K, indeed I would not want to go ABOVE that really on the colour scale, but not everyone feels the same as me! At a J, you are more likely to notice body colour, particularly from the side, and especially after having worn a D and a G, but only you can decide whether this body colour would “bother you” or whether you would actually really enjoy and appreciate it.

    Yes, you can get away with lower colours in a round than some other fancier shapes, as it will tend to face up whiter due to the way it reflects and refracts light, but a J is not going to face up like a D/E/F and the larger the stone, the more body colour you may expect. I find stones in the D-F are more like a “cool icy white”, stones in the G-I are more like a “white” and those in J-L is more like a “warm white”.

    I think you really need to see them in person to decide if they will work for you. Like a PP said, colour is so personal. Plenty of people are perfectly happy with a J, are not very colour sensitive or appreciate a J for what it is, and others find they hate the tinge of body colour, or the way it does face up, and prefer a whiter stone. They won’t be satisfied with a J even if it is larger as it is not a white-white stone.

    If a K is “yellow” to you, I would worry that a J might not be white enough for you either. Going from G to a J, when you seem to prefer a whiter stone, is a pretty big jump.

    Post # 11
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    1319 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I suggest you shop for diamonds at a store…J will look warmer. I think it’ll be noticeable next to even a G. But if you like it, that’s fine. But I honestly don’t think you’ll be able to see the difference between a 1.34 and a 1.5. It’s .16cts….If you just want to tell people it’s 1.5, then you can go for it. J would probably be cheaper, but I also feel like 1.5 will see a price jump because it’s such a round number, and that’d cancel out the money you’d save by getting a J color.

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