Would you down in color/clarity for a bigger stone?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
4543 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998


Post # 4
3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Heidibrooke:  I personally, would not. VS1 is fine with me, but not I color. and only to go from .94 to 1.3. Eh, I’d stick with what you already have.

Post # 5
34 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014


Post # 6
879 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’d drop down in clarity to VS1 – IF seems a bit unnecessary. I wouldn’t drop down to I colour though as I also love the coolness of colourless or near colourless diamonds. Can you find something with similar specs but a bit better colour?

Post # 7
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would.  I have an H and I love it!  I’d rather have it a little bigger. 

Post # 8
1951 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Heidibrooke:  No, not at all, especially in an oval. The larger the stone, the more apparent warmth and inclusions are. Ovals can show color and inclusions even more because of the larger face. I absolutely would not trade my oval for a bigger one with lower quality. 

Post # 9
879 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

One more thing…Your ring is absolutely gorgeous! Part of me just wants to shake you and tell you to be happy with it. I mean this in the nicest possible way Laughing


Post # 10
1625 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Heidibrooke:  Yup! IF isn’t really necessary, and I have seen some VERY white Is. There’s a HUGE size difference between a .9 and a 1.3! That’s just me, though 🙂

ETA: I really DO love your oval though, and think it actually looks a lot bigger than a .9 on your hand!

Post # 11
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I would not. I think what you have sounds wonderful and I wouldn’t change it.


Post # 12
7191 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

No way! Plus, I’ve seen your stone and it’s beautiful and a good size on your finger.

Post # 13
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I would, yea. I don’t think I’ve ever noticed color or clarity (or at least not that I was aware of) in a diamond.

Post # 14
8483 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yes.  VS1 is perfectly fine and eye clean…there’s really no need for IF IMO.

I like some warmth so I would definitely be fine with an H, and probably be fine with an I.  As long as I liked it in person. 

The only thing I wouldn’t go down in is the cut.

If you like colorless though, you might look for a VS1 or VS2 that is G colored.

Post # 15
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wouldn’t. I sacrificed size for clarity, and it was the best decision I made, but it was also personal preference.

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