(Closed) Color or Clarity?? What do you think of this new diamond?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I1 diamonds can be beautiful, but I usually go for great clarity over color. It’s a personal preference.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yeah I have to agree with @KatyElle: — You can get a diamond that is color G and not notice any kind of color, at which point you could probably get a better clarity. If you’re working on a specific budget, it’s probably best to find a balance between cut, clarity, and color. You don’t necessarily want to sacrifice in one area to get the best in another area.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

color is more important IMO.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would probably go for something like H or G colour and a higher clarity. The problem is I1 clarity is visible with the naked eye, whereas it’s pretty hard to tell the colour difference unless you have diamonds side to side. 🙂

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

color is more important IMO.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I would try to compromise, like froydis suggested. Go for a diamond slightly lower on the colour scale (you won’t be able to tell) and bump the clarity up to an VS2 or so. I think VS2 is the lowest I’d personally go on the clarity scale.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

If you think the stone is beautiful, then that’s all that matters.  I’m assuming that you looked at it closely so you know if there are any flaws that are visible. I1 doesn’t have to be a bad thing if the the flaws are situated in such a way that the cut hides them. 

I have an emerald cut, and for an emerald cut the clarity has to be extremely high because it is really hard for the diamond cutter to hide the flaws.  It’s easier to hide them in a round or princess cut, because there are so many more facets. 

Can’t wait to see your ring! I bet it’s going to be beautiful. 

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It really depends on the stone… It could be I1 on the border of SI2, or I1 on the border of I2. If you saw it and you like it, then who cares what its rating is.  Have you seen the stone?  If I could not see it before ordering it, personally, I would have scaraficed a bit of color down to a F/G to go try to get up to a SI

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

A muddy, white diamond is going to look pretty bad compared to a clear, yellowish diamond.  The yellow one is going to sparkle like crazy and the white one just will look pretty drab.   

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have seen I1s where the flaws kinda build onto the sparkle, but that means your dealing with a great cutter.  If you saw it and loved it then thats all that matters.  But I would vote clarity over color.  Especially because most people won’t know the difference between a J or a D stone unless they’re next to each other, but they will sure see that dark cloud and it will be more profound with a bright stone.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

im a clarity over colour girl too , but if you love it and the inclusions arent too visible for your own liking than wear it with pride!

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