(Closed) Color, carat, and clarity of your center diamond? Need help, post pics please!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What are the color, carat, and clarity of your center diamond? Choose all that apply.
    Color: D-F (colorless) : (23 votes)
    37 %
    Color: G-J (near colorless) : (27 votes)
    44 %
    Color: K-M (faint yellow) : (0 votes)
    Color: N-R (very light yellow) : (0 votes)
    Color: S-Z (light yellow) : (0 votes)
    Color: I have a fancy colored diamond. : (0 votes)
    Carat: less than 1/3 : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Carat: 1/3 to 1/2 : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Carat: 1/2 to - 3/4 : (8 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    173 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    If you focus on the cut, you can sacrfice a bit on the color and definitely the clarity.  I would get a “very good” cut and about an I color. If you go with J, it can look a bit yellow UNLESS it has “faint” flouresence which will help it look more white.

    Post # 4
    127 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    25th Anniversary ring I just got recently!  Big day in a few weeks.  Colour F, VVS 2 Clarity, Cut Very Good, .5 carat emerald centre stone plus .25 tcw side stones. 

    Post # 5
    8041 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    You sure you can’t buy from Blue Nile? They have amazing prices on loose stones.

    I don’t see anything wrong w. the specs you’re choosing, except I’d suggest you verify that the stone is ‘eye clean’ – wherever you buy it from.

    SI2 isn’t great clarity, but you can get eye clean stones of this grade. Even a VS2 can have a black carbon spot in it. You need to verify where these inclusions are, and what their nature is.

    I don’t have a ring to post, but honestly pics don’t tell the whole story – especially ones done by the average camera.

    Cut is king – it’ll sparkle the most the better the cut. That’s the factor you need to put the most money into.


    Post # 6
    11233 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I have no idea what my cut grade is, tbh. I should see if it’s on my paperwork, but we don’t have it appraised yet. It’s a ~.25 princess, H color, I1 and eye clean. There’s one inclusion that’s a crystal, so no carbon spots anywhere (and you can only see it when you look from a certain angle, since it blends in with the facets). This is the best picture I have at work.

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