(Closed) Anyone else not give a hoot about color as a C?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

at the end of the day… its all goofy…. Don’t get me wrong i absolutely love my diamond and love the man that gave it to me even more and would have married him without it… but the whole diamond market is a big gigantic racket and we have all bought into it…. the color of a diamond is the color of a diamond no matter where it falls… to me it would be like lining up five different women, all different skin complexions, some with a mole, some with big eye brows and saying… the one with no color at all is the most beautiful… NOT… beauty is in the eye of the behodler and I think the same thing applies to diamonds…. the agony we put ouselvs under and put our men through based upon a societal standard.




Ok Rant over… and still love my diamond… LOL


Post # 33
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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@creeative1:  Well stated!  🙂

Post # 34
3400 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@msop04:  Thank you! The H color OEC isn’t mine, but the J is, and I agree, I just love the antique ivory color it takes on sometimes 🙂

And I also agree that a little color looks better on an older cut as opposed to a H&A cut or something similar.


Post # 35
5217 posts
Bee Keeper

@priyawouldntwannabeya:  I actually prefer warmer diamonds.



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@spezia:  Color sensitivity is another thing that I did not know existed before WB. I can only tell the difference between obvious gaps on the scale.

Post # 36
2903 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX

I am super color sensitive. I don’t like anything below an H.

Post # 37
2585 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

In general I seem to be happier with a stone that shows a little warmth. My sweet-spot tends to be around the H-J range.

Post # 38
1828 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My setting has F-G diamonds in it and my center is an F. I compared my center to an H of the same size and clarity and just couldn’t get over the color difference between them. I can’t speak for any other color grade differences, and maybe it would have been okay if my setting had H side stones.


Post # 39
106 posts
Blushing bee

It really didn’t matter that much to me.  I didn’t want anything too warm because I have a bezel solitaire and the color would be too pronounced because it is outlined in white gold. I wouldn’t have cared though ultimately, and inclusions weren’t a huge deal either – as long as the integrity of the stone was okay and it wouldn’t feather and chip.  However, to my Fiance color was very imortant, and he wanted a D-F, and the end result was a D (and I love it!)

Post # 40
1891 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Mine is an H! I think it’s beautiful and sparkly white AND saved us a great deal of $$$


Post # 41
7705 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I am actually hugely colour sensitive. I was hired at a major printing company because of it (and it is partially for this reason that I despise online colour tests. Backlit screens in questionably lit rooms do not yield accurate results). I can absolutely tell the difference between grades when comparing them. 

However, being colour sensitive does not mean that a person dislikes colour in a diamond. That’s a completely separate issue based on preference. And depending on the setting, sometimes I prefer an icy white stone and other times I prefer a creamy colour instead. Just because a person can SEE colour doesn’t make a person a colour snob. I chose a diamond in the middle range (GIA “near colourless”) as far as colour went because based on the setting it didn’t make sense to go a lot higher.


Post # 42
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I specifically asked for a really warm colored diamond! I ended up with an L colored oval. I love the champagne hue that comes through in the sunlight. I wanted a vintage feel. It’s really preference! 

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