Post # 1
Hi Bees, my engagement ring is F color, SI1 clarity which I really love. I would love to use the diamonds from my mums engagement ring in my wedding band, which she would love me to do too (she got an upgrade a few years ago). My only concern is that although I don’t know the exact specifications of her diamonds I can tell when I place them next to my engagement ring that they’re not the same color as the diamonds in my ring. It’s only a slight difference but I’m wondering if usually other bee’s engagement rings and wedding rings have the same color/clarity of diamonds in both of their rings?!
Post # 2
I’m generally picky with things matching so if I could see a noticeable colour difference between my ring and wedding band I wouldn’t be happy with it. I usually stay in the same colour range.
But to each their own. I think it’s really nice that you want to use your mother’s stones. If the colour difference doesn’t bother you, I say go for it!
Post # 3
I had a very similar situation. I had two diamond cluster rings from my late parents; one from my mother, and one from my father. Because they were not going to be here for the wedding (I am encore and over 40) I wanted to incorporate their diamonds into my wedding band, so that I knew they could somehow be part of my marriage. I chose seven similarly-sized diamonds from the two rings, and had them set in a channel-set band. The clarity in them is marginal, and I (from time to time) notice a difference in color, as compared to my solitaire, but all that’s just not important to me… I don’t think you’d notice.
Post # 4
@akirasan @Mrs Canuck
thank you both for your replies, I agree with you both that the sentimental value probably outweighs the possible difference in color!
@Mrs Canuck your rings are so beautiful!!
Post # 5
My wedding band and engagement ring have different diamond clarity. I figure it didn’t matter too much because the diamonds on the wedding band are small (half eternity totaling .3 carats). My engagement ring specs are D, IF (GIA) and there was no point in getting that for the tiny stones so they are F, VS1.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
I wouldn’t worry about it. My E-ring is an I color with G color side stones and my wedding band has G color stones and I think it all looks fine together.
Post # 7
thankyou @kimm0146 your ring is beautiful and I can’t see a difference at all !