What "color" is your center diamond and….

posted 2 years ago in Rings
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You really should go to a jewelry store and look at some diamonds in person. Color sensitivity can vary a lot from one person to another. Most people can see some color in stones that are J and lower, so that’s something you might want to keep in mind.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

There are a lot more factors to a diamond than color. Find out the cut first. The cut will make the ring sparkle more or less. Next I would consider clarity. 

There are lots of threads on here with j or k colored diamonds. You would want to see the diamond in person to see if there’s any yellow. Also check the fluorescents. 

Pricscope is a great reference tool, too. I have seen loads of photos of diamonds that are j or k that have no color tints to them. It depends on the stone. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Mine is “H” and I wouldnt go any lower. 

D-E-F: Colorless

G-H-I: Nearly colorless

You don’t want to go beneath that because it will start having a slight yellow tint.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I have G in color but I would go any lower than an H if you like “white”, some other people like the warmer tones though.

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

My stone is an F. I wouldn’t have gone any lower than H.

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I chose a D-colored center stone over a larger G-colored stone, because I could tell the difference between them in the jewelry store. However, I know someone who has an absolutely gorgeous ring that I always thought sparkled beautifully and looked colorless.  The only way I could tell that it wasn’t was when her ring was right next to mine in some flourescent lighting.

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Busy bee

Mine is an H. Before I found out what color it was, I would have assumed it was completely colorless.

 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Mine is J in color but it it’s a bright white in all lights (so far) I cannot see any yellow in it. 

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Definitely look at them in person. I have an L colored diamond and it faces up very white – Inever see a tint of yellow and i could see no color difference when compared to a G and H stone. Always choose a diamond for its beauty not its stats! 

 

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Depends on what you like.  I wanted colorless and didnt want to go lower than H.  My husband must have been quite color sensitive and ended up getting me an F.  J/K is only too low if you want a colorless very whtie stone and are color sensitive.  I cant tell the difference between a F/G, but I can definitely see the difference between F/I and lower side by side.  On its own its a lot harder to notice.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would personally go up to an I as long as my side stones match in the same color or if I had a soltaire.  

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My stone is also an H and I love this ring!  It shines and looks clear to me!

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Mine is an H. 

I wouldn’t change size for quality. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Mine is F, I would go H if I had to.

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