Post # 1
I was looking at some diamonds on Brilliance.com and I can’t believe the prices of some great diamonds simply because they’re a lower color. I know some people are picky about the color of the diamonds, but I am not one of them. I think it’s my least important C, and I love the ‘lower’ colored diamonds, and the yellow/brown ones.
Anyone have a K/L/M diamond to show?
Post # 2
I love my K it faces up white ive never had anyone notice any tint and still i cannot believe its a K, that being said i went for a great cut!
Post # 3
And id advise seeing the stone in person as different stones have different tints to them, and seeing them in day light is also important.
Post # 4
I have a K and I love it! Color was the least important of the C’s to me as I really love the warmer tones.
Post # 5
Mine is a K from brilliance. It has flouresence so it looks pretty white. It is also a super ideal cut. Brilliance custom made the setting.
Post # 6
Here’s another picture of mine.
Post # 7
i have a K 1carat which sits next to my H(?) coloured wedding band and you cant tell any difference. The cut is far more important.
Post # 8
Unless you love color, I’d make sure you prioritize cut when looking at stones in this range. Putting a K/L/M next to other diamonds/a diamond wedding band will show color contrast if that’s going to bother you. I have an AGS0 M color – it looks white in a lot of settings, but it can definitely look dingy and yellow depending on where I am. I had a hard time choosing a wedding band because of the diamond contrast. Keep in mind that different cuts of stones show color differently. Fancy cuts like radiants show color a lot more than rounds, but a poorly cut round will also show a lot of color.
Also, I don’t know anything about brilliance.com, but I’d make sure to only look at stones graded by GIA or AGS. Other labs grade more loosely on color, and an IGI or EGL-graded “excellent cut K color” could really be a more poorly cut O color.
Post # 9
I have a 1.22 L cushion and it has a warm glow to it. It is exactly what I was looking for. I’m on my tablet so no pics, but I’ll come back with some.
Post # 10
Brilliance has primarily GIA graded stones. They steer you away from EGL graded. Mine has a GIA report. It is also an ideal cut with excellent polish and symmetry.
Post # 11
Also, Brilliance doesn’t by your diamond until you order. They get them from the brokers. So they have no hesitation to steer you away from EGL graded stones.
Post # 12
love warmer color stones, but that is me. They usually look better set in yellow gold. Also it is true that if you get a band with diamonds and the stones are whiter in color you will see the conrast, but sometimes that can be good. But what you can do to cut down on the contrast is put a spacer band between your k-M color diamond and your H colored band.
Post # 13
I’m not sure what color mine would classified as….it’s for sure lower then a K…color wasn’t a factor for me, I think it gives a diamond character. Because of the color of my stone I got it for a REALLy good price and it’s a lot larger then I thought I would ever have. It’s also set in yellow gold..I will post a pic of it. I’m sure everyone has alread seen it 🙂
Post # 14
megan331979: Do you have any other pictures of it?
Post # 15
I have no idea what my ring is, since it’s an heirloom, but i actually prefer warm stones. Especially since I also prefer gold (as opposed to white gold or platinum) and have warmed skin tones.