(Closed) Best area to compromise on the 4 c's?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Where do you think the best area of diamond quality to compromise on is?

    Cut

    Color

    Clarity

  • Post # 32
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    381 posts
    Helper bee

    @MrsSkeletonKey:  No, they very much do not apply. Moissanite is it’s own gem and cannot be accurately graded by diamond standards – especially when it comes to color. It bothers me that people around here claim “moissy is so much better than a diamond!”, and it’s its own gem, etc.  and will downtalk diamonds, but then will use the diamond grading scale.

    Post # 33
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    2865 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    @bellaluna:  I chose color. Ds are way more than Gs or Hs and the color may not be visible to a naked eye (unless you have a better diamond right next to it). A J or K is noticable thought– last night my friend had her D necklace and K engagement ring and her ring was noticably yellow.

    Post # 34
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    1012 posts
    Bumble bee

    @bellaluna:  If you need more help picking a diamond, I’d reccomend you head over to Pricescope.com and let the ladies and gents there help you find the perfect round or cushion within your preferred specs and budget. They’re awesome! Good luck in your search 🙂

    Post # 35
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @SomedayHisBride:  What is your problem? That was awfully rude for no reason. I don’t “downtalk” diamond, I just happen to not own one. Part of the reason that moissanite doesn’t have it’s own grading scale is because moissanite is not a mainstream gem to the public yet. If there was a moissy grading scale, I would is it. But there isn’t, so for now I use the GIA grading scale.

    The diamond grading scale isn’t perfect for moissy of course, but it does apply to some degree. My moissanite even came with a reputable graded lab cert which explains that it is a J color, VS1, and it’s equivalent carat weight and dimensions.

    Just because I own a moissanite doesn’t mean that I didn’t have to make certain decisions and compromises. I had to decide on carat weight, and I wanted a big stone. The larger the stone, the more pronounced the tint. So yes, I did compromise on color (which was the point I was making to OP). I also had to decide on cut, so I chose an OEC over a RB, even though RB was cheaper.

     

    Post # 36
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    638 posts
    Busy bee

    @SomedayHisBride:  what’s snarky about it?  That’s what “waiting” is, here on the bee.  Although I’d never heard of waiting until this site.  Not sure why that would make you defensive.

     

    future congrats to you And your future FI!

    Post # 38
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    115 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2006

    @SomedayHisBride:  Don’t lump some in a category of all. Some people with diamonds “talk down” on moissy. And the person you quoted did nothing you described. *Rolls eyes*

     

    Post # 39
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    2181 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @SomedayHisBride:  From what I understand, “J” refers to a certain amount of color in a clear stone, and “D” refers to another amount. So why does it matter what type of stone is being measured? It’s just a measure of how much color is or isn’t present, I don’t think it needs to be stone specific. Besides, all stones (including colored gemstones), get graded on Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat. Colored stones are measured differently in “color” because you’re looking at how intense the color is, rather than measuring how little (or how much) color is present.

    Post # 40
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    482 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @SomedayHisBride:  are you serious? Something stinks and its NOT moissanite.

    Post # 41
    Member
    482 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Personally I think clarity is the best to compromise. A well cut diamond with great color will easily camouflage any sort of well hidden natural flaw. As long as any potential carbon spots and crystals are well placed, and as long as the rock isn’t riddled with feathers (which are actually small fissures and are the worst cause they comprise the integrity especially if near the edge or surface and can cause chips and cracks) you should be fine. 

    I ended up with a VS2 and I love it – the only visable flaw is one crystal only I can notice when I tilt it on its side and light hits the right angle – and it’s tiny.

     

    Post # 42
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    Post # 43
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    580 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I myself told the jeweler I didn’t care how yellow the diamond was but I needed it to be clear.  Now that does not include inclusions in my case.  Its my personal choice.  Eye clean is nice.  But, to be honest I need to see the stone.  If I can see the inclusion but it does not bother me for whatever reason then its good.  Never underestamate a kick ass cut.  The cut is everything.

    Post # 44
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    1590 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I like both cool and warm stones, so going down on color wouldn’t have been a big deal. I’d have to have a warm metal if I got a warm stone though. 

    Post # 45
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    565 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @SomedayHisBride:  seems like you’re the one being needlessly snarky which is why I think the poster made that comment, hopefully that clears things up.

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