Post # 1
So I’m torn:
Amora Gem: 1.75 carots soaring hearts H VVS1
Diamond: 1.5 carots 3x Excellent cut H&A M (brown tint) VVS2
both are within budget, both are beautiful. Obviously the diamond is more expensive. I’m just torn. I love the idea of a warmer stone but M is very warm and I don’t know if it will bother me. My so likes the idea of an AM because of the price but I think he would feel better if he could say it were a diamond. Which would you choose?
Post # 2
Does the diamond have any fluorescence? I have a 1.5ct M that’s also triple x and when SO showed it to the jewelers they couldn’t believe it was an M it looked so much whiter due to strong fluorescence. But I also love colored stones (so much that he had pink diamonds put into the basket underside) and am getting a rose gold setting. Something else to consider.
Post # 3
Have you looked at the exact M diamond? Inspect it in different lights if you can. Depending on the exact tones in different lights (incandescent, indirect, sunlight, cloudy daylight) it may rule itself out by being the wrong tone of ‘warmth.’ I for one love an orange diamond but am not partial to pink and I really dislike pure yellowy turning to green.
An amora won’t have the same amount of variability which could be better or worse for you. You won’t need to explain whether it’s really a diamond or not to people who are outside of your close family and friends.
Post # 4
it doesn’t have any fluorescence but I could look for one that does 😊
Post # 5
Im pro warm diamonds, but you certainly need to see it for yourself – in many different types of lighting.
Post # 6
Tbh tinted diamonds really bother me so I would go with the gem if its white or a smaller whiter diamond. However it is up to you but I think you should go to any jewelers and look at an M coloured diamond before you decide, to make sure it’s your cup of tea :).
Post # 7
I would say warm diamond. It has great specs and will shine beautifully. I also thought I’d add that some people actually love these warmer diamonds because they love the soft yellow/pink that a slightly “brown” diamond would let off. I personally like colorless for myself, but I have seen SOOO many warm diamonds that are put in beautiful settings that compliment their warmth so it looks totally intended and beautiful almost as if the convey “I chose this warm diamond over a colorless diamond because it looks so beautiful”. I am totally pro-diamond though. I think if you are even slightly worried about how you may feel with an amora gem, you should go with the timeless, elegant warm diamond 😉
Post # 8
Luuuuuurve warm diamonds. I’d pick the M stone every time!
Post # 9
I would choose the real diamond over a simulant any day! However I would probably go down on the diamond to a 1 carat (or a few points shy to save money) and get a H or I color . You could add a halo if you want more finger coverage.
Post # 10
Neither, honestly. I’d drop to a 1.3 or 1 for a H, I or J and drop the clarity to eye clean SI1 or VS2.
Post # 11
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Warm diamond! But it’s personal preference. Warmer rounds won’t show as much color as a fancy cut. I have an M color pear diamond that is super sparkly and the color changes in different lighting from an ivory color to a light yellow. I have mine set in rose gold to compliment the color. If you can view the stone in person inside and outside lighting that would be ideal. I bought mine online with only seeing pics of it but I was specifically looking for a warm stone. Check out this thread for more examples…
Can I see real life pics of warmer diamond colors?? J K L M?
Like the other bee said as well, you could drop carat size for a higher color.
Post # 12
I agree. I or even J color diamonds, if well cut, are much whiter than most people realize.
Post # 13
I wouldn’t go down to an M in a modern cut. But everyone’s color tolerance/preference is different.
If you’re TRULY torn, maybe buy the M so that you can carry it around and look at it in different lighting conditions for a few days then return it if not in love?
Something to think about: a brown-tinted M will look darker than a yellow-tinted M. When we talk about the color grade of diamonds, usually we are talking about diamonds with a yellow tint. This diamond has a brown tint, which is less desirable, in general, because of the darkness.
Both of these diamonds are graded K. As you can see, the brown tint makes a HUGE difference. And that difference will become even more apparent at 1.5 ct.
If I were you, I’d probably get the Amora Gen for now, then save up for an anniversary “upgrade” to a diamond, if you really like the idea of having a diamond ring.
Post # 13
A brown tinted M will be much darker than the yellow tinted M we usually think of.
These diamonds are both graded K.
The color difference will be even starker at the 1.5 ct size. If I were you, I’d get the Amora gem now and save for an anniversary “upgrade” if you still feel the need to have a diamond ring.