(Closed) Color or cut?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
4113 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’d pick the better cut because I’m not overly color senstitive. I’m not overly knowledgeable about diamonds in general but I was told not to sacrifice the cut.

Post # 3
1575 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

Without a doubt better cut. An excellent cut diamond will actually look brighter and whiter than a poorly cut diamond because there is more light being reflected. H color is still near colorless and while you might notice a slight difference in color between F and H, the difference and sparkly and shininess between an excellent cut and good cut is huge.

Post # 4
1152 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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Shane86:  I don’t really know about diamond but I know go for the better cut

Post # 5
260 posts
Helper bee

The better cut! Your hand is going to sparkle like hell! And thats what gets peoples attention. 

Post # 6
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I will go with excellent cut. A good color but good cut make the diamond appear to be dull.  

While an excellent cut will make a H color appear to be whiter than it is

Post # 7
3061 posts
Sugar bee

Cut every time.  Cut = sparkle = fun.

Plus colour is determined by looking at a diamond turned upsidedown on a white background. Most people do not look at diamonds like this. When a diamond is set in a ring most people cannot tell the difference between a D and an I.Therefore they have little chance of distinguishing between an F and an H.

Post # 8
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I have an I step-cut and it looks VERY white to the eye (steps show the most color due to lack of facets).  Go with cut every time.  I only start to get leery of color once you go K or lower.  Then you’re truly in warm to the eye territory.

Post # 9
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

Cut over color especially when the lower color is an H. The difference from H to F is not always that easy to tell but the difference cut makes is HUGE! An excellent cut will also sparkle way more and appear larger and brighter.

Post # 10
55 posts
Worker bee

Cut, and H will still be very white.

Post # 11
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Cut for sure!

Post # 12
349 posts
Helper bee

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CUT is king! Cut is the absolute most important factor. Pretty much everything that influences a stone’s beauty- brilliance, fire and scintillation, is determined by cut.


Post # 13
10041 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Definitely cut!..I love diamonds with some color to them!..plus a well cut diamond will always look whiter!

Post # 14
276 posts
Helper bee

Cut hands down.

Color is very hard to differentiate when they are not next to one another.

Post # 15
496 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Cut because that determines how well the diamond would sparkle. Also I would only pick a GIA graded stone with an ideal scope or an AGS000 with a platinum light report since it’s proven to be cut for ideal light performance. A smaller stone that’s cut better will look better than a bigger stone that’s cut like crap. 

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