The Diamond Colour Thread

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What's YOUR diamond colour grade?
    D-E-F - Colourless : (90 votes)
    37 %
    G-H-I-J - Near Colourless : (123 votes)
    51 %
    K-L-M - Faint Yellow : (9 votes)
    4 %
    N-O-P-Q-R - Very Light Yellow : (1 votes)
    0 %
    S-T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z - Light Yellow : (1 votes)
    0 %
    Fancy Light Yellow : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Fancy Yellow : (1 votes)
    0 %
    Fancy Intense Yellow : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Fancy Vivid Yellow : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    305 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    This is my E by EGL standards. I think it’s definitely “colorless”, but sometimes under incandescent lighting it has a little warmth. Having a colorless stone was my second most important ‘C’ after carat, and even though it’s only EGL certified, I think it is a ‘white’ stone. If I had the money, then I would have splurged for a GIA D colored stone that’s eye-clean, but that was certainly not in the budget!

    Post # 4
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    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

     I colour diamond, graded by GIA.  I didn’t pick it, but I presume colour was sacrificed for carat and cut.  I’m perfectly happy with the colour, wouldn’t change it as I think it was necessary in order to get the other C’s that we wanted. Colour would be my least important of the C’s!! 

     

     

    Edit: added a (massive sorry) pic of it. 

     

     

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

    – What’s your colourless or yellow diamond graded?
    My diamond is an E color
     
    – Who is it graded by?
    GIA
     
    – Why’d you pick the colour you did?
    I’m stupidly color sensitive, and color was very important to me and FI. We knew we wanted a super white stone.
     
    – Do you wish you had gone up or down a colour grade or two and why?  
    Nah, I’m happy. I’d only go up to a D, I wouldn’t go down. And I can’t tell the difference between a D and E so an E is just perfect for me 🙂
     
    – How important is colour as a ‘C’ to you?
    It was VERY important. I went with a smaller stone to make sure color was high. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    5483 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    These are beautiful stones!! Mine is a G, it was FI’s grandmothers so I didn’t have a choice, but I love it!

    Post # 7
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    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    -What’s your colourless or yellow diamond graded? 

    My diamond is a E Colour

    – Who is it graded by?

    GIA

    – Why’d you pick the colour you did?

    I liked that its white with NO tint of yellow in it.

    – Do you wish you had gone up or down a colour grade or two and why?  

    Nope Im so glad i chose the colour I went with.

    – How important is colour as a ‘C’ to you?

    Its actually rated my 2nd most important on the 4 c’s

    Cut

    Colour

    Clarity

    Carat

    Post # 8
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    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I picked F because it was still very much colorless but was less expensive than the D or E color grade stones, I would’nt pick a better color grade. Color is very important to me, I picked a smaller carat size to have the better color in the end. 

    Stats: 

    1.22 ct 

    Clarity: SI1

    Color: F

    Graded by EGL

    Cut: Excellent Ideal Cut 

    Post # 9
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    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Please ignore my hairy knuckles lol

    – What’s your colourless or yellow diamond graded?

     It’s an E

    – Who is it graded by?

     GIA

    – Why’d you pick the colour you did?

     Color wasn’t at the top of my list. We got it cuz it was a great price & all 4 C’s were darn near perfect.

    – Do you wish you had gone up or down a colour grade or two and why?  

     It can only go up one so no…the only way i’d go down is if i got a fancy yellow diamond…i’m in LOVE with them!

    – How important is colour as a ‘C’ to you?

     I think color was probably ranked 3rd for me. I knew i wanted the cut & clarity to be as amazing as possible & carat was definitely not top priority cuz i didn’t want anything big anyway.

    Post # 10
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    1779 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @Arshim:  my engagemt ring (top) is an e by igi but a d by independent appraiser. My rhr is a g by Tiffany &co which has the reputation of being even a little bit more strict than the gia.

     

     

     

    I am obviously very happy w the color of my engmt ring however I wish it had higher clarity, although it sparkles pretty well n dont see any inclusions.

     

     

     

    Post # 11
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    5483 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @gemgirl6:  you are sooo lucky to have a t and co rhr!! Jealous! 😉

    Post # 12
    Member
    10992 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    – What’s your colourless or yellow diamond graded?

    D

    – Who is it graded by?

    EGL

    – Why’d you pick the colour you did?

    Because I wanted diamonds all across the top of my e-ring and wedding band, and I chose platinum for my metal. This seemed to call for me choosing the whitest stone possible. When one of my best friends had chosen her ring, she chose a thick, pave setting, and she said she chose a “D” stone because of this same reasoning.  I remembered what she had said and kept it in mind when I chose my diamond.

     – Do you wish you had gone up or down a colour grade or two and why? 

    I actually chose from among four stones, all graded at SI1 or above clarity.  In hindsight, I sometimes wonder if I should have chosen the 1.38-carat “G” stone over the 1.21-carat “D” stone that I chose, because, although my center stone looks perfect with the seven stones in my half-eternity wedding band, in some lighting, it does look  much “whiter” than the “F” colored baguettes in my cathedral-mounted e-ring setting.  If you look at my baguettes directly on from the side of my ring, they appear blinding white.  But, because, they are cathedral mounted, from the TOP of my ring, they often appear to be warmer than my center stone.

    – How important is colour as a ‘C’ to you?

    The jeweler assured us that as long as we chose a stone graded SI1 or above, we would be fine for eye-clean clarity. Therefore, at the time I was choosing, color and carat-size were the most important factors to me. (“Cut” was not commonly rated then in the way that it is today. If it had been, I’m sure my decision would have been even more complicated!)

    Here is my ring:

    Post # 13
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    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2000

    K, GIA

    Eccentric reason, it was husband’s last initial.  Only other significant initial was E (farm name).  Have had a smaller carat F and loved the icy white, but inherited older, lower color diamonds and that is what I was used to I guess.  “Supposedly”, fire can be easier to see with lower colors, and that’s what I love most.  In person, L’s started looking a bit much, so took a slight chance on K.  This one is certainly not white, but not yellow/buttery.  When it shows tint, it’s like a cool sand, not as “warm” as I figured.

    If I were to pick another grade, I might want to see a KLM with a “faint brown” designation.  I still admire the colorless range.  Probably just like extremes!

    Color was not as important, but as I said above, there were odd reasons.   This shows the color (against a horse mane).

    Post # 14
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    1779 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @wrkbrk:  thank you. I do love it. Love Tiffany & Co.

    Post # 15
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    497 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    My stone is E in color.  It was graded by IGI.  I picked the color I did because I wanted a colorless diamond.  If I was getting one, I wanted it to be clear and sparkly, which is what I got.  I would have went with an F too, but the diamond I picked was an E.  I do not wish I would have went up a color grade.  I think I was lucky enough to get what I want, I wouldn’t push to get a D.  I think as long as its in the D-E-F range, I would be happy. 

     

    Color was VERY important to me when I was picking a diamond.  Its one of my top. 

    I need newer pictures.  I promise there isn’t a black dot on the top of it like it shows in the picture.

     

    Post # 16
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    122 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

     

     

     

    I have a GIA I colour diamond with medium blue fluorescence. 

     

    Colour is the least important factor for me. We had a tight budget for a 1 ct stone so I went with I colour to save money since it faces up bright white anyway. The blue fluorescence shines through and gives a lovely blue glow so I never see any yellow tinge in my stone. It’s the perfect balance of beauty and cost for me!

     

     

     

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