(Closed) Color regrets? H, I, J colored stone owners!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

I prefer the warmer colors. J set in yellow is my absolute favorite. Switch it out if it bothers you. That ring is a solitaire. I doubt anyone else will be looking at it closely enough to grade the color. It becomes a larger issue in a halo if the halo and/or side stones are brighter or warmer but I think you did a nice job as is!

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

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Aweds89:  I agree with the PP. In a solitaire, I think a slightly warmer color isn’t as big of a deal. Most people who see your ring will never notice any warmth at all, so they won’t ever guess that your color is warmer. If they do notice a bit of warmth, they will likely presume you chose that specifically. A lot of people love a bit more color.

The warmth or difference in color is much more noticeable when the diamond is next to other stones that are higher in color grade. Also, how do you feel about yellow gold? Setting a stone in yellow can tend to make a warmer diamond appear whiter. (At least this is what I’ve been told by a few jewelers.) Also, I think getting a stone that has some (mild to medium?) blue fluorescence (did I spell that correctly? >.O) can help to counteract any warmth and make the stone appear whiter. Fluorescence can be a fine line to walk, though, as too much can make the stone look cloudy.

The stone in my original ERing is either G or H. I tend to be pretty color sensitive, and I have never noticed any warmth in that stone. It is set in yellow gold, but with platinum prongs. So the metal immediately around the center stone is white.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

My center is a GIA certified triple excellent J and my surrounding stones are IGI certified and professionally appraised at an H. They all look white so no color regret at all.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

Mine is an I, and I’ve never thought anything but, “holy crap, this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen!!!!!” 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

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stefzbee:  Holy Moly that’s awesome!! Who made your ring?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2003

I have an H color diamond. I didn’t have a hand in choosing it. But I’ve never seen anything but a perfectly white and bright diamond. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

My center stone is GIA triple excellent H color from blue nile as well, set in a halo with H color stones and I have noticed some warmth very rarely, in awful lighting mostly. 99% of the time it looks icy white to me!

The stone looks very white in the picture you posted, I would keep it if I were you. Like PP said, it’s tough to see warmth in a solitaire when it’s not side by side with other whiter stones.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

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Aweds89:  Your ring is lovely.  I cannot see any warmth in it here, at all.  If it’s going to bother you, change it, but for goodness sake, don’t change it because of what your friends might think.  Being insecure about a piece of jewelry is silly.  Your ring says nothing about you as a person, what you can or cannot afford, etc.  It is your choice with your FI’s.  Keep it that way.

Regardless of what ring you get (big, small, colorless, yellow) someone will always have an opinion, a bigger and better ring, or jealousy issues.  Go with what speaks to you and what you want to wear for the rest of your life.

Most people aren’t going to stand there examining your diamond like you do, so just let that go.  

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2006

My first ring had a j center stone, Gia certified excellent cut, with g side stones.They all looked very white, no complaints at all. The only time I ever noticed any warmth was putting it next to a cz at the store. Dh recently gave me a new ring (vow renewal) with an I center stone and g side stones, again gia certified, triple excellent. Everything looks very white. I would not ever regret a lower color choice if it means that you get an overall better diamond. Cut is king, no one will notice the difference and there is nothing to feel insecure about. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by  ohproudmom. Reason: Added pictures of the I colored stone
Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - City, State

I have an H and its beautiful. I get compliments all the time on how white and sparkley it is!

And even jewelry obsessed me just met a girl with the most beautiful solitaire and I was asking her about it and she told me it was a J! It was sooooo white and clear. I don’t think you’ll have any regrets!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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Aweds89:  I swear to God I don’t see any color in it. If you asked me what grade color this is I would say D.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have an I, and I’ve only seen colour a few times due to lighting and dirtiness.  This is one of those times (hadn’t been clean in a long time and in a room with brown/tan walls).  Otherwise, the colour is never really noticeable and I have this stone in a halo now.

SoliLookingWarm2

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Is it me? I really dont see any warmth or color…

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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Aweds89: I agree with PP and especially what doglover89 posted.  I’m not very color sensitive when it comes to diamonds, but the majority of people aren’t either unless you compare diamonds side by side, so I highly doubt your friends will think it looks yellow. Plus, it’s kind of silly to worry about what they’ll think over something so trivial. 

If the color does bother you that much, then I would go ahead and look into another stone but I think your ring is beautiful!  I have a J with strong blue fluorescence which does make it appear whiter in certain lighting conditions, but I never thought, “man, my diamond looks yellow”.

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