Diamond Rings – Yellow Tints?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

tlw07d:  Color is going to depend somewhat on the cut you’re looking at. Fancy cute like emerald are more likely to show color than other cuts like round brilliants. I definitely would be careful about the term “bad diamond” but since it is a larger diamond the color is also more noticable. Color and Clarity go hand in hand as well so that is something to think about.

What cut are you considering?

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Bigger diamonds will show more color. Fancy cuts (like emerald cuts) will show more color.

It also depends on who graded the diamond. The only really reliable grading labs are GIA and AGS. A diamond that labs like EGL or IGI consider an ‘H’ could be considered an ‘M’ by GIA or AGS.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Cut is the most important thing for color. Emerald cuts show color more than rounds, and if it’s not a very good or excellent cut that would contribute to the color. Generally I would not be worried about seeing color for an H colored diamond, especially if it’s a round cut (rounds hide color the best).

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

tlw07d:  Just saw you’re looking at cushion cut. Depending on cut and size, an H color cushion cut should not show color. My friend has a large (over 2k) cushion cut halo that is H and I never see color!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

tlw07d:  Cushion cuts will show color more than a lot of other cuts. It will depend a little on your setting (white or yellow gold) but since you’re doing a halo you’ll probably want to stick to H or above. But every diamond is different, so you’ll see a color difference between H’s given cut, size, fluorescence, etc.

 

This site really helped us when we were looking at diamonds. 

https://www.diamonds.pro/diamond-color/

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I have a 1c cushion cut (no halo ) and it’s a D color with Ideal cut — there’s no yellow in it – BUT – before I got engaged I noticed my friend’s ring was SUUUPPPERRR sparkly. And I asked her why it was so sparkly, she says she hasn’t cleaned it in the year she has it, and it was a G color w/ ideal cut. I know that the cut matters more to the sparkle but the color is going to make it look more clear as well. I would recommend a G or H in color with Very good – ideal cut (we did a ton of research before purchasing a ring)<br /><br />Go on Ritani.com and use their 360 view of diamonds and compare ideal vs. very good at different colors <br /><br />also you can use sites like blue nile / brilliant earth to be picky about the color and cut and see what you can find :)<br /><br />hope this helps!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I was told that if you decide on an emerald cut you have to stick with a very high end diamond. The place I went suggested to be in the D color range. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

A properly graded H color should not be yellow. Warmer than a D color, but yellow? No way. Your BIL was able to get a larger size in a tradeoff between size and color. My guess is that it is not a diamond graded by GIA/AGS, and in that case it could be waaaay down the color scale. I have heard of some really wide differences. If you want to see real diamonds and their colors go to pricescope. 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

tlw07d:  was it a certified H? And what certification? Generally an ungraded or EGL H will be much more yellow then a GIA or AGS H which is very white. Also, emeralds and fancy shapes show more color. My RB stone is a certified H and it’s quite white! 

Post # 13
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Newbee

I personally like the little tint of color in my diamond. It doesn’t take away the sparkle and it feels warmer 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

Is her ring set in yellow gold? If so that could be contributing to the yellow cast.

But it sounds like the yellow is so noticeable, that the diamond is really not an H — it probably was certified by one of the lesser labs, who have looser standards.<br /><br />

Here is the GIA diamond color scale. As you can see, an H is in the near colorless zone. In addition, the center stone in my halo is an H, and as you can see it is anything but yellow.

 

 

 

 

 

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