(Closed) Color/Clarity of radiant cuts?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Stillwell House

Hopefully you are going to be able to view the stones in person before deciding;  radiants don’t really have a set standard for what is an ideal cut  http://radiantcut.com/CutLabs.aspx

That said, I went VS1 with a color of I for my 1.5 ct.  I had considered a VVS1 H color, but the one we chose ultimately had more fire and light when compared side by side and the stats no longer mattered at all.  

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Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

What color are you looking for? I chose a GIA L-faint brown because I love the Fire of warmer color diamonds.  As far as clarity, It really depends on what type and where the inclusions are; and the way the radiant shape is cut.  There are so many variables I do not recomend going off of stats alone when buying a radiant cut.  You have to see the diamonds inperson in several different lighting conditions. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

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Whitetoes:  If the color doesn’t bother you now, it won’t once it’s set, especially if you’re having it set in a colored metal. Color shows much less in settings than it does in a loose stone, and colored metals make diamonds look whiter.

I toyed with the idea of a rose gold e ring but ended up falling in love with a D color diamond. I pretty much had to set it in a white metal because it’s pointless to put that high of a color stone in a setting where it would be indistinguishable from an H color. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

As long as you see the stone in person and love it you will be fine, 

I would be looking at the cut of a radiant since they vary so much.  I really didn’t love the crushed ice look that comes with a lot of radiant diamonds, but I know some ppl love that type of sparkle. I went with one that sparkles more like a round and stayed away from the crushed ice. Go with what you love at the end of the day the stats will mean nothing if you dont love the ring.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

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Whitetoes:  Diamonds with a grey body color look very nice in rose gold.  JKL nearcolorles and faint diamons can have a yellow, brown or grey body color and that body color is not always reported.  Each color has its pros and cons.  So if you dont see any yellow you may be looking at a grey diamond.  Do some research and look at some youtube videos so you can tell the difference.  The best thing to do when buying a loose diamond is educate yourself.  I was shown a very inexpensive round diamond and was told that it was a great quality colorless diamond because the price was good and the jeweler compared it to a K with a yellow tint,  but it was actually Grey toned K diamond.  They both face up pretty white but the fire was quite different.  

I believe during my search I was able to see radiants with these stats and none were ideal to me for one reason or another.  Sometimes the inclusions were in places that would effect the way it sparkles or returns light.  sometimes the cut was too deep or too shallow.  Sometimes the polish was not excellent.  Since you like colorless I would look for a D or E.  that would look amazing on a rose gold band.  Are you thinking of getting a halo or any side stones?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Hans Fahden Vineyards

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Whitetoes:  I was pretty picky about the diamond I selected from an aesthetic standpoint; I wwnted a diamond with serious sparkle, and ended up buying the one that gave me the most. I looked at everything from a D to K, IF to VS2, and a ton of different symmetry/polish/flourescence combinations, sizes from 1.8 to 4 carats….

There were D’s that had bad bow ties and average sparkle, and J’s that we’re the opposite. I pretty quickly decided it needed to have as close to ideal cut, ideal table and depth proportions, and a medium girdle more than be colorless. From there, I wanted to find the right proportion of about 1.2-1.3 (I like the rectangular radiants best), and I ended up looking at diamonds in person/over video.

After about six months, I got what I thought was the perfect stone, had it shipped to myself to review it, and was thrilled with the decision for a triple excellent, J-color 1.28:1 with a bit of blue flourescence that sets the craziest fires. It’s really beautiful. I’ll send a picture tomorrow, but here’s the stone for now

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Hans Fahden Vineyards

Sorry the clarity is VVS1

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