Post # 1
I know I am. I have an amora moissanite (“J” compared to a diamond on the color scale) and I can definitely see warmth in it….pretty much all the time. It’s not that it’s neccesarily a bad quality; some people like warmth in their stones. I personally, do not.
We are upgrading my ring (keeping my original e-ring) in a few years. I’ve planned on a D-E color diamond (.5 carat), OR a lab created (blue, purple, green) sapphire. I love moissanite, and am a HUUUUGE advocate of it, but it has a little too much warmth for me.
So are any of you other bees SUPER color sensitive when it comes to stones? (I can definitely see a BIG difference between an E and a G stone, for example.)
Post # 3
I definitely am.
My e-ring is an F and I pretty much never ever see color in it.
My wedding band has G-color stones in it and in certain lighting I do notice a difference.
Post # 4
ooooh this reminds me of this thread!!
how color sensitive are you? (test)
it’s a colour sensitivity test! 🙂
i did reeeeeeally bad 🙁 my moissanite is an H though and I do see a lot of warmth, but it really does depend on the lighting!
Post # 5
I am. I think it comes with a territory of be a (ex) graphic designer. I’v done a lot of color correction work to get photos to match up so I can spot small differences in hue.
Post # 6
It depends on the stone and the size of the stone. I have a very warm stone (a vintage stone), which shows a lot of colour. I do enjoy the colour and it does look ever so beautiful to me. It is from the 1920’s (or earlier) and my great grandmothers. The colour is not overpowering but most people can see it. I love it and the history behind it.
I cannot normally tell the difference between G and H, although I can see the difference between a D and a G (all of which I own).
My anniversary band has D’s and it’s a lovely contrast to my pave on my eternity ring and ering, which are G-H’s.
I never really think of myself as colour sensitive, instead I appreciate the differences I can see. There are so many different hues and I find them all beautiful.
Post # 7
My stone is a J too. I don’t notice it so much when it’s freshly cleaned though.
If I had a magic wand, my diamond would be a better color, but I don’t and I’d never want to change anything about my ring now that I have it. It’s the one he gave me and it’s perfect just the way it is. It’s such a superficial detail.
The test Miss JackRabit posted is super fun. You should try it. I aced it. 🙂
Post # 8
Occasionally I’ll think I see some warmth in my stone, which is an F, but that might just be the setting or my eyes being crazy. However, I just took that test that Miss Jackrabbit linked, and I got a perfect score, so maybe I’m just really color sensitive and actually am picking up warm notes.
That being said, I don’t give a rat’s patoot if I do see some color. Warm diamonds can look really, for lack of a better word, friendly.
Post # 9
I had a G colored stone and just dropped it off at the jewelers to switch it out for an E. I could definitely seeeeee the warmth in my stone…it wast bad but it did bother me at times. I could see a HUGE difference when the new E stone was next to my G.
Post # 10
@Miss Jackrabbit: oh wow… that test. my eyes are burning! lol i got a 38 and i’m surprised i didn’t score higher… maybe because it’s the end of the workday and my eyes are wiped out.
Post # 11
I’m very color sensitive and definitely prefer stones that are colorless or ones that have a fancy color grade (like a fancy yellow diamond). I scored a 4 on that test.
Post # 12
I’m pretty color sensitive. OP, I ordered an amora moissanite once and it was waaaay yellow to me. Like, way more yellow than a J diamond. I don’t think it really compares well to diamond colors.
Post # 13
Yes, I am. My diamond is F and I can see colour in through the side. My moissy is an FB OEC, so very warm. I like it in OECs, but in modern cuts, I like white stones. My preference is E or F.
Post # 14
I am color sensitive in that I can definitely see warmth/color, but I also happen to prefer diamonds on the warmer side. I’m not sure why, but when looking at diamonds I naturally tend to gravitate towards the H-J range. I can absolutely appreciate an ice-white diamond, though and I like whiter stones when it comes to certain cuts, especially step cuts.
Post # 15
@Miss Jackrabbit: neat test! I did it very quickly and got a 59. Guess I’m not as sensitive as most ‘bees’.
Post # 16
@rachelmichelle: Funny you mention this… I have an F color center diamond ang pave stones are G’s… I thought it was just reflections of my surroundings that would show color warmth on my ring… But what you said makes sense…thought it was just my old eyes playing tricks on me lol… Ring does sparkle like crazy but I do see a slight warmth in comparison to my center stone….not always just occasionally