(Closed) Color and clarity

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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birdsnest22:  My center stone is a G. My band stones are also Gs, and I think they sometimes read brighter/whiter than my center stone. I’m convinced the smaller facets throw more light! (my center is an oval and my band is comprised of RBs, which is also part of it).

anyway, I can see a difference using the same color grade. I’ve read that you need to downgrade color from your center stone to halo/band stones… I don’t think I’d want my secondary stones being noticeably brighter than my center, and my guess is that it’ll be visible if the other stones are Ds. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

This is my 1.5 carat S1 1 , G color diamond. It’s super white! I don’t think you have anything to worry about. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

However if you’re worried, maybe you’re better off to cancel just in case!!! 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

My jeweller says anything S12 should still be pretty eye clean. I have G S12 .30 x 12 band and they are gorgeous!

It really depends on where the inclusion is, if its right in the middle of the stone, you may see it but the difference in grades costwise is huge, I am sure you will be happy with it

Are u setting it in a halo??

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

G is still pretty white and you’ve got a lot of metals in that ring setting so I wouldn’t be worried  about the colour. 

Can you ask for some images if your diamond to put your mind at rest? on the clarity you have you may see some inclusions if you peer into it. They may bother you if not hidden in the setting. I think you need to see to know if it does annoy you. If any inclusions you see are a deal breaker, would you be prepared to go down in carat and colour to find a diamond for the same price but with higher clarity?

if it was me, and the stone was eye clean unless looking at it very closely, I’d stick with the better colour and weight. 

if it helps at all, mines a VS and not one person has looked for inclusions (as far as I know), or commented on clarity. if other people’s thoughts matter to you, then know they’ll just be struck by your setting and sparkley diamond. So don’t sweat the inclusions unless seeing them close up will bother you. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Simsbury 1820 House

I have a G, but it’s a VS2.

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Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I think it will be beautiful! I wouldn’t worry about the color at all. G is still gorgeously white and with all the detail in the setting I doubt the difference in color will be noticeable. As for the clarity, I have seen some stunning SI2’s and some not so pretty. If you saw it in person and didn’t see any inclusions, then you’re fine! No one will walk around with a loop so you’re good 😊 sounds like you’re going to have a lovely ring! Post pictures when it’s all said and done and try to relax and enjoy the process! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016 - Long Island, NY

Here’s my SI2 stone (color is D, but SI2 is SI2): 

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider

My stone is a G color Asscher, and the micro pave band is also made of G color stones. step cuts show more color than RBs, so every once in a while, I do see small buttery flashes. . .but only when my stone is next to something BRIGHT white, and in a specific sort of lighting (fluorescent? maybe? I only notice it very rarely on the ferry – so once or twice a month for maybe a minute).

if your center stone is an RB, or anything else cut for sparkle, you should be ok. 🙂

 

 

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

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birdsnest22:  Thank you! I’m honestly not sure! It’s a Simon G setting but it’s 10 yrs old! I’m thinking the side stones are around a D to F, but can’t remember!!! Post a pic once yours is finished! Looks lovely! 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

If its set with the same colour stones…I would never notice..but when its set or is beside a stone of a higher grade…I personally notice.  It all depends on preference. I think colour is more important than clarity…I have a D 1.4 but S12…I have never ever been able to seen any inclusion. image1_1

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