G or H color diamond yellow??

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

To me it doesn’t look warm or yellow at all On a regular basis. the only time I can see it is next to colorless diamonds. Not a big deal to me though. All diamonds are unique. Always helps to see it in person before buying it. 

Post # 3
1622 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

I’ve got an H and it’s not warm or yellow at all. As soon as I have enough light I’ll try to snap a pic. If it helps we debated between a G and then went for H to go up in clarity. No issues with color at all.

Post # 4
1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Mine is an EGL E, which would be more like a G/H by GIA standards.  I never see yellow/warmth in it even with the rose gold reflecting.

Post # 5
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Mine is a G/H and there is no hint of yellow in it at all.  Every diamond is different, though, but I’ve never seen any warmth in mine (in my profile pic).

Post # 6
2047 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Mine is an EGL F…which is about a H I would say.  It appears white all the time.  I don’t have any issues with warmth with this stone. 

It depends on the stone though.  I don’t ever like to go off of what a certificate says and would much rather see the stone in person and compare.


Post # 7
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Mine is G in color. I don’t see yellow in it – even from the side.


Post # 8
1905 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

What are the diamonds cut?

If it’s an excellent cut H, it shouldn’t show color.

If it’s a good cut H, it probably will show some warmth.

Post # 9
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

GIA H or I should be fine… It’s still near colorless.

Post # 10
5482 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Mine is a G and it looks 100% white all the time.

Post # 11
4915 posts
Honey bee

westcoast_girl: My original ERing has an H-colored center stone.

I’ve never noticed much warmth in it. I think G or H-colored stones are beautiful and can be a wonderful value. But I agree with what PPs mentioned: It’s always best to look at a stone in person before making a final decision. Stones can vary widely in warmth within the same color classification. And cut and clarity can make a big difference, too.

Also, you might want to think about what type of setting you want. And what type of metal. You might notice more warmth if your center stone is surrounded by smaller stones of a higher color or if it’s set into a whiter metal. Not always … but it’s a possibility.

Good luck with your search for the perfect stone and setting, too (if you haven’t already found one, that is). It’s a super exciting time, and I’m happy for you! 


Post # 12
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

A G or H stone graded by GIA or AGS will not be at all warm/yellow. For an I, it’s really about where on the I color spectrum it falls – there are high I’s and low I’s. By J there is usually a faint tint. 

Post # 13
8589 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have an H color princess cut diamond and it does show some warmth in certain lighting..but with an H color round brilliant you shouldnt see any warmth.  

Post # 15
7936 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I tried on a bunch in that range at Tiffanys a few months ago and I did not notice any warmth whatsoever- and I got a 98% on that color senstivity test.

Very exciting theres ring progress!!!

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