Show me your K-M colored diamonds please!!!!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Here’s an awesome video on the subject, they compare diamonds D-O in color, both upside down and face up. It’s amazing how little difference there is face up! http://youtu.be/vcmSj8dOLRI

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

No problem Zee!

I didn’t plan on a photoshoot today but couldn’t leave you all alone here. Some solidarity for warm stones…my 1.58 M(ish) OEC. No photo editing, all I did was sharpen.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

@Zee0411:  Here is mine! She’s a 1.51 carat K Color! I love her (:

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Beautiful oval nathansamy!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My ring has had a few photoshoots! 😛

OEC stands for Old European Cut. Sorry- It’s easy to get used to using the short versions of these names. Once you move past K colors, diamonds (nicely cut ones) tend to pick up colors from their environment and can take on many many “faces” and not in an unpleasant way either. I like that quality in an old cut and understand what you are saying about seeing the cut. Old stones have “chunkier” faceting to them and so those little petal things you see in the middle are what would become “arrows” in a modern cut stone later on once the facets that make those were lengthened to today’s standards.

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

*waves* bastet!! HEHE I see you!

 

 Here’s my M, loose, from the side profile where it shows the most tint:

 

 

The photo is a very accurate representation of the true color I see IRL.

 

This next photo was taken by the vendor in the MOST critial light environment, plopped into a halo earring jacket of colorless melee:

 

 

And… this color is what I see most of the time:

 

 

This is, of course, a GIA graded stone. If you’re seeing too many differences in the appearance of color in one color grade, it might be due to them not being accurately graded. When I was searching for my stone, my vendor pulled up an EGL L that he tested in the colorimeter… Q-R!! Hah!!

 

 

 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Hi Madelise!!! (insert wavey here!) I keep forgetting, has yours been set yet?

My stone is much the same from the side, picks up color (or lack of it) from whatever is around. It definteily has tint (trust me), but hey, it all worked out fine!

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