(Closed) Amora Gem or M colored Diamond?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Amora Gem or M colored diamond

    Amora Gem: 1.75 ct soaring hearts H VVS1

    Diamond: 1.5 ct triple excellent h&A M VVS2

  • Post # 2
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    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
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    Blushing bee

    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 # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Im pro warm diamonds, but you certainly need to see it for yourself – in many different types of lighting.

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
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    Helper bee

    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
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    Busy bee

    Luuuuuurve warm diamonds. I’d pick the M stone every time!

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

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    ringlesssara :  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
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    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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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - victoria educational gardens

    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
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

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    SoonMrsCrocker2 :  I agree.  I or even J color diamonds, if well cut, are much whiter than most people realize.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee

    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.

    http://beyond4cs.com/color/side-by-side-comparison/

    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
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    Buzzing bee

    A brown tinted M will be much darker than the yellow tinted M we usually think of.
    http://beyond4cs.com/color/side-by-side-comparison/

    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. 

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    M in rose gold!!!

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