Post # 1
Alright! Very nervous for my first post here on the Bee, but I’ve spent so much time reading all of the posts, and am enamored with such a sweet community of ladies!
So, the Boyfriend or Best Friend and I have been saving up for a ring together. We’ve finally finished paying for our diamond and should have it this week (WOOOOO!!!!!). I’ve never seen it in person as we’re ordering it online. Once it arrives, we’ll be able to look at it in a few different settings or, if I hate it, send it back and start from scratch!
I wanted something a little different and really love the blush color of the morganite, but decided to go for the Champagne diamond. So, we picked out one that has a sort of peachy pinkish tint to it. I’m soooo nervous to see it in person, especially since our local jeweler was a little doubtful about the color! AHHH!!!
I want to see what you all think! I’m hoping it might look a little lighter and more sparkly in person…the stock photos never do it justice. Has anyone seen champagne diamonds in person? Usually they look a little too grey or brown to me, but I’m hoping this one has that soft tone I love. AHHH!!!! Thoughts? Love it? Hate it? Will I get sick of it?
Post # 3
I love champagne diamonds, and I especially love their look with rose gold. What was your local jewler nervous about? It is so hard to tell in online pictures
Post # 4
It’s beautiful! I was considering a champagne/brown diamond for awhile. I think its relative darkness is going to depend a lot on the setting you choose. If you choose a white-diamond halo and/or a white-metal ring setting, it will look considerably brighter (I think) than it would against a different back-drop.
Here’s a pic of one version of a champagne diamond/setting I love (I’d probably get a slightly larger stone). I think the pic shows just how much the setting can affect a stone’s overall darkness.
Post # 5
Well, I told my jeweler that I thought it has a blush pink color to it, but he was like, “Yeah right. Champagne diamonds are brown and are cheaper for a reason. It won’t be pinkish.” I didn’t really want the TOO pink cotton candy look…I wanted that softer peachy look. So I’m hoping it’ll be pretty. I hate that the site didn’t offer a REAL picture of the stone, although they came very highly recommended.
Post # 6
@azure: Pretty! Yes…we also heard that if we at least have the jeweler build a “girdle” underneath out of rose gold, it’ll bring out the blush tone. I definitely want it to look lighter!
Diamonds by Lauren always does gorgeous rings and she did this one ring, which has a stone that has the same GIA certifications as ours: “Fancy Light Yellowish Brown”. Anyway, this ring is such a stunner, my heart is desperately hoping that my diamond has the same look:
Post # 7
I like it. Do you want a solitaire setting or would you consider a halo? You could do a halo setting similar to Le Vian’s style with a pink stone like morganite in the halo set in rose gold. I think this would bring out the pink hue.
Post # 8
@MsPoodles: I’m back and forth. I originally had a vintage setting picked out that we were going to have remade, but it might end up looking too busy. I was also thinking that a tapered baguette setting would have that really classic look. I definitely love the sparkle and feel of the halo.
Post # 9
Ohhhh, I like it! (assuming it looks good in person of course 🙂 ) I feel like it would be gorgeous in a rose gold setting.