Yellow Gold Tacori

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Newbee

Ughh, that is so gorgeous. I don’t think the diamond would less white in a yellow setting…in fact it might stand out more! 🙂

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Your ring is beautiful. And I don’t think that a diamond would look yellowy in a yellow gold setting.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1987

In a well cut round diamond most of the light that enters the diamond and is internally reflected/refracted enters through the diamond’s table.

As long as your setting and prongs are below the level of the diamond’s table they shouldn’t affect the overall colour of the diamond.  

A few months ago I did a couple of experiments where I photographed my G colour diamond set in yellow gold next to cubic zirconia (which are always D colour) set in silver.  There was no visible difference in colour between my diamond and the cz.  I even tried using Photoshop EIements to over-emphasize any colour present.  Still no difference.  I then took a photo of my diamond in its setting and magnified it lots of times.  I found a slight reflection of the yellow gold right next to the prongs but when I calculated its size it was at the limit of the resolution of the human eye.  Only a sharp-eyed, short-sighted three-year old would be able to see the refection, and only if the three-year old was somehow within a few inches of the diamond.  (And I can assure you that most three-year olds have much better things to do than gaze at diamonds.)

The other thing is, of course, the human brain and eye.  We are sensitive to contrast and so yellow gold tends to emphasise the whiteness of a diamond whether the diamond is a D or a K.    This won’t necessarily happen with pave (melee) diamonds because from a distance the eye will blend the yellow and white, but the contrast will be very apparent with your big diamond.

I’ll see if I can dig out the photos.  In the meantime here is a photo of my ring outside on a cloudy day in Scotland.  The diamond definitely looks white. If you magnify it hugely on computer you will see the tiny gold reflection by the prongs.

I really like yellow gold.  It’s a different look from white metal – maybe not so delicate but very soft and luxurious.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1987

Diamond ring compared with cz silver earring on a cloudy day in Scotland with no coloured objects nearby.  The diamond is G VS1.  I tried to make the ‘experiment’ as fair as possible. 

The reason I did it was because there was a lot of debate on Pricescope about whether yellow settings make diamonds look yellow or not.  [As usual, no one had actually tried anything out.]

Colour unenhanced:

 

Colour falsely enhanced across entire photograph using Photoshop Elements.  Any colouration of the diamond from the yellow gold setting should show up:

 

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Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

Miss Corgi:  I think that yellow and rose gold provide a nice contrast to white stones. That ring is beautiful! Go for it!

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