Post # 1
SO is in the market for a diamond (!!!) to put in a ring (!!!) for a proposal (!!!!!!!), but he wants my input which I am happy to give since it’ll be with me for life 🙂
I’m hooked on yellow diamonds (I’m blonde so already have to take that into account with what I wear so don’t think I’ll have issues with the yellow ‘not going with outfits’ etc
Last night we just ‘happened upon’ Blue Nile to see the fancy yellows they carry 🙂
We found a 0.83 ct intense yellow, excellent cut, vvs2 for ‘the right price’ (just under $4k), but not much else with those higher qualities until nearly $6k for a 0.91ct, intense, vvs2, excellent cut.
We’re pretty much sold on the color (intense) but I can’t really qualify an additional 2k for the slightly larger stone (the actual dimensions are pretty much the same in mm). Am I missing something? I’m preferring a solitaire (no halo) so would a stone of 5.53×5.09mm look silly on size 6 fingers??
alternatively there would be the option of going bigger with a fancy yellow (not intense) but we want a stone that will look yellow no matter the lighting.
I can now see why he’s called me in on this one.., talk about mindfield!!!
Post # 3
Go for the quality over size. .83 is not a small stone and it will look just right on a size 6 finger.
Post # 5
Check out http://www.diamondsbylauren.com! They have a lot of fancy diamonds and beautiful yellow ones!
Post # 6
I have a fancy intense yellow stone. Fancy yellow is still very very yellow. Heck, Even the stones W-Z are still obviously yellow. If your willing to drop color for size To ease your mind then do it. The price difference between something rated Y-Z and fancy anything is substantial.
Post # 7
If you’re set on the color, then go for the smaller stone. It’s doubtful you will see a size difference in 8 points. If you end up wanting more finger coverage, put a halo on it!
I’m sure an intense yellow stone will have quite the presence, anyways. Make sure you put yellow gold prongs on it even if you have a white gold/platinum shank.
Post # 8
What cut are you looking at? Round brilliant, princess, cushion, oval, radiant etc…
Post # 9
@Wonderfully: You should check out the www.truthaboutdiamonds.com there is a lot of information on diamonds and yellow diamonds. Also pricescope.com has a lot of information on yellow diamonds and how the setting and using yellow or white gold can make a fancy yellow look more like an intense yellow diamond. Good luck.
Post # 10
Can you meet in the middle? I can never tell the difference between a VVS2 and a VS1….
Post # 11
2k more for a stone of the same specs and ridiculously minute size difference? I really doubt you could even tell these stones apart if they were side by side!
I’d go for the .83 carat, which yes, is a great size, and spend the 2k on something else!
I would definitely NOT go for a weaker yellow.
Post # 13
@AP1976: yeah I love that website!! I’m going to copy one of their ring designs hopefully 🙂 it’s great to be able to see the diamonds (unlike with blue Nile) but I think overall the quality (at least the clarity) appears lower at DBL?
Post # 14
@MASP only 1 jeweller in my town carries yellows so I’ve only seen 2 in real life and they were both fancy yellows and although very beautiful I want something arhat REALLY stands out. How do you feel about yours? Would you have gone down on color for size?
Post # 15
@Arshim: radiant seems to be the most common cut for yellows which I am more than happy with 🙂
Post # 16
@BeeBiscuit: cool thanks for the info!!