Post # 1
this is my 1st post and me and bf are looking at oval diamonds and we are deciding between two ovals. One is a G color and a 1.20 and the other is a I color a 1.5. I want to go for the larger stone but I am worried if that the color difference might show. It looks white in the store but wondering if it would bother me later in time or if I add a halo down the road will be noticeable. Both stones are GIA and the larger diamond has strong blue fluroscences which I also don’t know if that a good thing or a bad. Please help and post pictures of any “I” color diamonds your might have and any advice that might help.
This topic was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by Drstgo24.
Post # 2
Drstgo24: In my experience, you will most likely not notice a difference between the two sizes because it’ll be quite subtle. It also depends on the setting you choose. If you choose to add a halo down the road then I feel that the 1.20 would benefit you more.
Also, quality and color is always better than size. A bee on here used to have a 2 carat diamond that was poor in color and in quality, but she wanted to be able to say she had a big diamond. As an anniversary gift, they upgraded her engagement ring and she ditched the 2 carat for a .75 carat princess cut with much higher quality and color and everyone — including her — likes it so much better.
So, rambling aside, I say go for the 1.20 carat with the better color 🙂
Post # 3
I would go with the G colored stone. The difference between a 1.5 and 1.2 isn’t that noticeable but the difference between a G and I color is typically noticeable.
Post # 4
Drstgo24: If the two stones are equivalent in cut and are both eye clean, I’d go for the larger size. I like warmer stones and I don’t think I is that warm. Color sensitivity varies from person to person though.
If you want pictures you can look at these threads: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/can-you-ladies-show-me-your-i-colored-diamonds/#axzz3Eipjgmvn