Larger J color diamonds

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@bkm0826:  Pictures aren’t going to be that helpful because i don’t think they will represent well.

Although I don’t have a larger diamond- I will tell you that my first ering was an H color, I1, unspecified cut- (which is why we got rid of it!)– but it was very white to me.  Never a hint of color in any lighting at all.  My current ering is J color- GIA, ex cut/sym/pol hearts and arrows cut.  It sparkles like crazy BUT I definitely notice the warmth in it compared to my H.  You can’t see warmth in pics, but it’s there IRL.  I actually LIKE it- but if you are color sensitive and hate warmth, I honeslty wouldn’t go there-

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I just got a new  to me EGL I, VS1, 2.80ct.  We had a GIA appraiser look at it, and she is said I/J GIA standards.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On a white background, some of the warmth comes through but I think set in white metal it will face up pretty darn white.  Mine is an antique so is not a perfect cut like a GOG AVC or something like that.  But I was surprised that it still looked that white and bright.  🙂

 

Some video inside

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8jy94hkvsE

and outside

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UslwlNj8vuo

 

You can see more warmth outide.  Tons more video on my channel.

 

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@jcent:  BEAUTIFUL!!!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

@jcent:  that’s gorgeous! I read either here or TFL you got a new diamond and I’m so glad you posted it 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Thanks @starla: !  I don’t think any one should be afraid of a little warmth especially if you love the cut.  😉

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

@BlondeMissMolly:  Thanks! 🙂  I am super duper excited about it, but will have more to post when it is set.  

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

@jcent:  do you know how you want it set? And while I’ve got you (lol), when do you expect to have the BP oval I’ve read about? 🙂 I can’t wait to see that!

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Congratulations on the upgrade.

Personally I am not a fan (anymore) of the Whiter Diamonds (G to J) … as much as I am of the more Colourless ones (D to F).

Especially so the bigger the Diamond

(ie my Feature Diamond 0.80 is an F… my smaller Diamonds range from 0.015 to 0.04 carats each and are Gs)

If I was going to ever go larger than 0.80 I’d stay at F or even go to an E or D

Likewise the bigger the Diamond the more important that Clarity is as well.

Lol, as we cannot realistically afford to go bigger comfortably… it was therefore a conscious decision to stay at the 3/4 Carat mark for my Feature Diamond

I will always take QUALITY over QUANTITY if I have to make a decision

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

@bkm0826:  Thank you!  You can see it on a white background, but I would not say it is yellow, which I know a lot of people worry about it.  🙂

 

 @BlondeMissMolly:  It is going in a temp setting for now.  My 14k rose gold ballerina setting.  But when I save up more money it will be in a platinum french cut setting.  <3  And the oval is in setting!!  So soon!!!  Not a BL look al ike like I though first but a simple solitaire.  I was saving my cash for this new stone.  I can always reset though later if I find I want to wear it a lot and want pave.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

@jcent:  can’t wait to see both!

 

@bkm0826:  just as an example for you (and everyone who says they would turn their nose up at a J) one of these is a J and one is a D. Which is which?

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

top J bottom D?

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