Show me your "J color" diamond

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

there will be varying opinions on this.. I personally like a warm color diamond… but my diamond is set in yellow gold and my bands are yellow gold and rose gold… so it works for me. Also when you buy a warmer colored diamond where you may really seee it is with a diamond band if the stones in your band are whiter than your E-ring.  In that case I suggest putting band between your wedding band and E-.ring.   Here is what I will say…. whatever you like, go with it and don’t let anybody or anythng persuade you for what YOU like…At the end of the day you have to wear it the remainder of your life or until you upgrade… Good luck in your search.

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2004

I thought that the further down the alphabet you go, the less desirable it was. I have never really heard anyone wanting a yellow diamond (aside from the canary version)…that’s why the whiter ones cost more. I figured that by calling it “warmth” is just seeing the glass “half full”. 🙂 personally, I’d rather have a smaller, whiter diamond than a larger yellowish one. This might help…it says that the gem quality is actually based on the absense of color:http://gia4cs.gia.edu/en-us/diamond-color.htm

that being said, get whatever makes you happiest!! 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  yidabid.
  • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  yidabid.
Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Have you seen an I or a J in person, side by side? That’s the only way to know how ‘color-sensitive’ you are. My jeweler put a G and an H side by side and I definitely saw some warmth in the H. For some people, H is ‘nearly colorless’, but for me, I saw enough color to be bothered, so I went with a G. I or J would have been too warm for my personal taste, but honestly, it really depends on how you view these. I was willing to sacrifice clarity to get a better color, but that was just me. Some people want a flawless stone and would be willing to sacrifice color to get it.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

yidabid:  I think there are lots of people who wanted a warmer diamond. And warm is definitely not the same as yellow.  It really is all about personal preference!

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

My center diamond is graded as an H but it definitely has some warmth. A local jeweler told me it looks more like an I/j  and I agree. I like the warmth it shows it certain lighting. Most of the time it looks colorless. Although if your getting a round brilliant diamond a J probably wouldn’t look near as warm as my princess cut. You can save alot of money by getting a J color diamond. Plus its still considered in the near colorless range. Heres some pics of mine in different lighting situations.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I had a GIA J and it looked the slightest of yellows but ONLY if I was staring long and hard at the side of the ring. It always faced up super white and pretty. I don’t really have a great picture of the diamond itself however. It depends on which grading facility did the job. An EGLI “J” diamond would be more like a L-M colour compared to a GIA J. I’ve also seen a GIA I and J next to each other before too. I couldn’t spot the colour difference either. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

This may help. It’s from Whiteflash. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

GreaterisHE:  I do not think Blue Nile sells any stones in that range…weren’t you looking there?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

HannahGrace:  I got my J diamond from Blue Nile. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I think as long as you stick to GIA grading, and get a very good cut & clarity, the J will look wonderful.  

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

My first instinct would have been that I wouldn’t put a J in a white metal, and I wouldn’t put it with side stones unless they were special-ordered to make sure they are the same colour. Even melee in the same colour can often appear brighter and whiter than a larger J or warmer stone, simply because that’s the nature of melee.

Whatever you decide, make sure you see the stone in person before choosing, and make sure that you see it at least set on a white setting before mounting so you can make sure the colour doesn’t bother you against it. And if you choose the J, make sure you order the side stones in the same colour. I’ve seen some fabulous J coloured stones that looked quite white in most settings, and I’ve seen some Js that looked too warm for my taste, but it all comes down to the particular stone and what you are comfortable with.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I would suggest looking in person at some stones to see what you prefer. I tried on the only J they had on one shop, and I couldn’t tell any colour in it. Before that, from threads on the bee I was half convinced that an F was the lowest colour you could go without having a crap diamond that probably should have been made into industrial cutters.

 

try on whatever stones you think you might fancy, go find a bored jewellery store clerk and try on a range of different cuts, carats, colours and clarities. I found out a lot about my preferences that way. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have a J in a plantium setting. 

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