Post # 1
Hey all, this is my first post!
I recently purchased this tacori oval double halo ring for my soon to be fiance. I am concerned that I went too warm on the stone. What are your thoughts?
The center is a EGL certified H color, SI1 1.02ct.
There are an addditional 86 diamonds in the halo and on the band, all G color VS1 ranging from .0025-.01ct.
She likes vintage style rings, thats why I though a little warmth might be nice, but now im not sure.
Post # 3
That’s definitely not an H color stone by any reasonable standard (EGL can be very loose on their color grading). That being said, I LOVE it. But I also love warmer stones in general. That stone looks to be yellower than my moissanite, which is about a J-K on a scale comparable to the GIA grading scale. If your fiance likes vintage stones, not just vintage settings, you should be in good shape. But if you’re worried, I would try to be sneaky and find out what she thinks about warmer stones. Maybe find a picture of one and ask if she likes it. Warmth is something that people either love or hate, so it could go either way.
Post # 4
Your ring is AMAZING!!!!!!! everything about it is perfect. I see the warmth but it’s beautiful. NICE JOB!
Post # 5
First, your ring is absolutely gorgeous! But I’d be annoyed that the stone is CLEARLY not an H color. It’s without a doubt lower than that. EGL is known for their lax grading. It’s up to you if you like it or not. Some people love warmer stones and some don’t. It’s all preference.
Post # 6
I agree with PP. That may be an H on the EGL scale, but is probably around a K on the GIA scale so it’s more so yellower in tint than just “warm” if that makes sense.
Post # 7
I definitely see a little bit of color, but I personally think it’s absolutely gorgeous! It adds character and fits the setting so nicely 🙂
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I think it’s really pretty. I agree with the other posters:
1) That looks warmer than an H to me – I have an H and it NEVER looks yellow, just a tiiiiiny bit warm once in a blue moon.
And 2) try to find out what she thinks about “warm” diamonds. I never knew that some people didn’t like them until I came on this website. She may love it, or she may prefer a whiter smaller diamond. It’s all personal taste on that one.
Post # 9
i can see the warmth. but i don’t have an opinion on it either way. all i know is that i am in LOVE with that ring! oh my i want it now. haha.
Post # 10
thanks for the replies so far, here are a few more pics…
the first two in a room with natural lighting, no lights
the last one, in a bathroom with several yellow lights.
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
I have an 1 ct H EGL Tacori ring and the color looks similar to yours. My FI showed it to me before he bought it and I wasn’t crazy about the warmth, but he went ahead and got it anyway. Now that I have it I love it! Yes, it looks yellow under certain lighting, but it also gives off this GLOW that no icy white diamonds give off. Mine is graded EGL H, but is probably more like K-L. If she likes vintage rings she’ll love it. Tacori is one of those settings where it just works with it. Here’s a picture of my ring looking white and one not so white.
Post # 12
Beautiful ring, but I agree with some other posters…I don’t think the center stone is H color….it almost looks like a fancy color diamond. I personlly love it and would be proud to have it, BUT not all women like that either.
Present it to her and see what she says…but yeah, whoever told you that was an H color is wrong.
Congrats! It is lovely!
Post # 13
@mac3973: Wow, what a stunning ring! I adore ovals, and that is particularly beautiful!
As far as warmth/colour goes: it is SO individual. Some ladies on here like warmer stones; others like myself prefer a whiter, colourless stone. My recent upgrade has D coloured stones and it’s perfect for me; I’m very colour-sensitive, and like very white stones. So, I think it depends on the individual is my honest answer.
Post # 14
First off, it is gorgeous! My good friend has something similar that her FI selected because she loves vintage items and she ADORES it.
Like other PP, I would estimate your stone to be a GIA K-L. Personally, I am hoping for a setting in yellow or rose gold and a warmer diamond (GIA I-J). Diamonds don’t look white to my eye unless they’re a GIA D/E and the cost on those stones is beyond what we think is reasonable for the cut and clarity we desire.
You know your SO best, so go with your gut!
Post # 15
@mac3973: oh man, I LOVE an oval stone…however there’s no way that’s an H. I would recommend getting a GIA certed H. I would also be a bit weary that the GIA certed G stones in the halo are going to end up making the center look even more golden- it depends on what she likes. I will say, though, this is something she should wear FOREVER, and if she sees a “flaw” in it I imagine it will drive her bananas (and you won’t be able to return it later!)
Post # 16
Great job picking out the ring! Its lovely! Its definitely not an H, especially being able to see the warmth over the internet.. I would guess at least two grades lower. Regardless though, I think its beautiful; however, my personal preference would be to get a little higher grade color (or an H with GIA certification).