(Closed) Carat VS color

posted 4 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

From my understanding, colour doesn’t affect performance in any way except how yellow the diamond is. Although I could be very wrong, that would mean that it’s kind of entirely up to your preference which diamond to choose. Personally I’d go with the happy medium middle diamond as it’s still nice and big and also still near colourless. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee

Cut is extremely important (affects light leakage), but sounds like you’ve got good ones in all three. Are they equally eye-clean? If not, what kind of inclusions do they have? If color is the only concern, and you don’t care for a yellowish tinge, J-K should be avoided. If you want large, and don’t mind the warmth, you can take your pick. Again, the inclusion(s) have potential for affecting brilliance, so should also be taken into consideration.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

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blushingbride0708:  Personally colour doesn’t bother me unless really yellow, I have a J coloured heart. But that depends on the individual on what they think about warmth in a diamond. The larger the diamond, the more colour can show… Just something to keep in mind. 

Its good that all have excellent cut, it will help the colour. I would also want to know the proportions, to see which may be top heavy or if any of them are deeply cut. All that can affect how it looks. 

I would also go with one that has decent clarity, rubbish clarity would show a lot with a diamond of those sizes.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

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blushingbride0708:  also, see whether you can get to see them in different lights. The colour and cut can look different in different light and settings. 

I would also see whether they can put the diamonds in a mock setting so you can see how the size looks on your finger. 

Post # 6
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Newbee

To me, the color matters a great deal, I wouldn’t compromise on it.

You have to choose what matters most to you, in the long run.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I think the both are important color makes a difference to me. ‘H’ was always the highest I would go. But I can easily see the color different as my jeweler showed us diamonds. But if you don’t mind a little yellow, and it sparkles….your preference! Good luck!  

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I would personally choose color over carat, but I’m someone who would also choose cut and clarity over carat.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I really well cut sparkly diamond that catches your eye is they key thing I think. Does one just appeal to you more visually?

if you like you can post the specs and the reports on the pricescope forum and the folks there can tell you which is technically the best value. 

I have a 2.4 old mine cut centre diamond that’s an I colour. I feel its white enough and it appeals to me. Here it is indoors and also outside in bright sunlight where you see the most tint. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

In my opinion, color is the most controvercial “C”. I have a K grade diamond and I absolutely love it, but I am sure there are ladies (especially on the bee) who could see color with just once glance. I do have a triple excellent which helps hide color as well. To me it looks white, but I am not color sensitive or diamond expert nor are most people on the streets who will be appreciating it from afar. In this picture, it’s just laying in a smaller setting at a jeweler its being set now so Ill be able to take it into more lights when I get it back.

One thing I DID notice was the K color was enhanced when I put the stone into a yellow gold setting, since diamonds take on traits of their surroundings it looked more yellow to me in the yellow setting (although I didnt get a picture of this).

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Here it is in a few more lights inside, direct sun, and indirect sun, and a side view (color is more apparent from the side)

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Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would go for an H or I maybe J… (Are they all GIA or AGS? have you seen them in natural light?) but I wouldn’t go for the K. They’re all really big so I don’t get why you want it to appear yellowish just so it could be a few tenths of a carat bigger. 

Post # 14
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Newbee

I would definiely go for the H or the J, the K doesn’t look anywhere near as nice in the photo but it might look better in different light. But the H looks the best in my opinion, if a white colour is what you’re going for. I have an I colour diamond and personally wouldn’t go any lower, and I liked the vintagey feel to it (which matches the style of ring). I say go for the H colour diamond, 1.7 carats is definitely big enough (but I am from the UK and wouldn’t have ever wanted a diamond larger than 1 carat.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Are these the actual diamonds you’re considering or just random pics for color comparison? And the jeweler just gave you a line so you’d spend more, don’t listen to him. I for one don’t care for TVs that take up a whole room or gaudy diamonds either (not that these are, just in general giving you a counterview to his statement). With fractions of a carat, I can’t even really tell them apart. I think the bottom one looks like it has the most color (the K) but I also don’t think it looks any bigger than the others, so I’m not even sure which diamond is which. It may be the lighting, but I think the bottom has the best sparkle and I’m not such a fan of the darkness in the top diamond. That would matter to me more than the stats on paper — which diamond do you think is prettiest when you look at it? Even within all excellent cuts there is a lot of variation and a 1.7 could face up the same size as a 2.0 depending on how it is cut. You should also consider the other stats (clarity, dimensions/proportions of the cut) and who graded them.

Put the stones in ring holders, try them on your hand in a few different lights, and pick the one you like best. 

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