Opinions on warmth of this oval diamond

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Your ring is AMAZING!!!!!!! everything about it is perfect.  I see the warmth but it’s beautiful.   NICE JOB!

Post # 5
537 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
56 posts
Worker bee

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
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
1836 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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 # 11
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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
1261 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@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
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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
1599 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@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
898 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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).

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