Post # 1
Hey Bees! I know that some of you might be deciding between a colorless to near colorless diamond. My stone is D color and the other ring I have pictured is my moms and hers is a G. Just so yall know I am not posting this to say colorless or near colorless is better. Even though my stone is a D I would have been perfectly ok had I recieved a G. I like all colors from D-G. That is just my preference. 🙂 I just know some of you want to see some IRL photos in different lights of the two colors. Just so you know the solitare is mine and the three stone is my moms. Hope you enjoy! Both of these rings are gorgeous! I may be a bit biased, but who cares. 😉
Also just so you know both of our stones are the same clarity. VS2. and VG cut. my stone is larger at 1.62 ct and my moms is 1.22.
Also please pardon my nails.
In a dark room, light only on in the next room.
In a normal yellow light room.
In a floresant light kitchen.
In full sunlight.
Post # 3
Sorry. I forgot one. This one is in the shade.
Post # 4
@katy13: Cool! Is the cut quality the same in both rings? I don’t really see much yellow in the bottom stone, but it appears to be reflecting less white light than the top stone.
ETA: Which is which? They look nearly identical in size and I’m not size or color sensitive!
Post # 7
awesome! i actually prefer the G over the D in the case of these two. But its all up to personal taste! thanks for showing!
Post # 8
few questions before a legit comparison can be made:
1) are both certified by the same certification?
2) what are the other specs of each ring? (clarity, and cut rating)
3) have both been properly cleaned at the same time?
Post # 9
I have a D flawless too. I was able to see a stark difference when compared with other stones in the store. I could care less either way, but it’s what Fiance wanted to get.
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Post # 11
@somethingaquamarine: Oh yeah the top one. The solitare is the 1.62 ct D color. The bottom is 1.22 G color
Post # 12
@vmec: 1) yes both GIA certs
2) already stated cut and clarity in OP
3) kinda. It is possible that the underneath of the three stone ring is still dirty. But still not that much. It was cleaned about a month ago. And she rarely wears it.
Post # 13
I think it’s really difficult to make these kinds of comparisons fair. Not all VS2 stones are created equal, some are more cloudy than others, which can affect how white/sparkly it is. Also, were both stones cleaned the same way right before this test? The G stone could have had a year of dirt/grime on it from day to day wear, for all we know.
The reason I’m saying this, is that usually a G color would not appear as yellow as in these pictures here. I am a proud owner of a beautiful J-colored stone, and the only time I see any warmth in it is in direct sunlight. It’s a beautiful stone, and never appears as dull and non-white as the G you’re showing here.
Anyway, just my 2 cents. One can save a ton of money by going with a G-colored stone or lower, and in my opinion, they look just as beautiful, even if sometimes showing a bit of color. Here are some examples of my stone in different lighting, and one to show some color in it:
Natural indirect light:
Sparkling like a mothereffer in the car on a cloudy day:
Showing some color (indirect sunlight, I think):
Post # 14
And, OP, your ring is obviously made of GORGEOUS! Lucky girl!
And it is possible, that my stone would appear more yellow when directly next to a less colored stone, but you could never tell unless directly comparing them, I guess.
Lesser colored stones get a lot of flac here on the bee, I just wanted to show that they’re not so bad!
Post # 15
Love oval rings. Thanks for posting.
Post # 16
Cool pictures, OP! Yours is certainly bright bright white (well, colorless, but you know what I mean) in comparison. Seems like your mom’s has more of a grayish and/or brownish rather than yellowish undertone, which I know is fairly common too. You can tell better the tone of the color in person and from the side though.
My diamond is an F and I adore it, but I do love to see the pizzazz of a D!