(Closed) Cut, Colour, Clarity, Carat – which 'C' most important to you?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Worker bee

Cut!!! Cut is king – it determines how sparkly and eye catching the diamond is

Post # 3
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Busy bee

Color for sure. We tried to go mid-range with it, and I could 100% see the yellowness.. I hated it.  I don’t know the letters but mine is colorless. Not the very top letter but I believe the one under?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

All of them are pretty important to me TBH, but I think color is just a bit more important to me than the other specs. I am pretty color sensitive and just love the look of icy white diamonds. Certification and Conflict Free totally are also pretty important C’s to me, even though they are not officially part of the old adage.

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 8 months ago by MrsAtlantis.
Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

CUT = sparkle, so thats the priority for me!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

For me, its this order: cut, carat, clarity (as long as its eye clean I don’t care), color (I’m sure *not* color sensitive  🙂

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Cut cut cut cut. Cut is king. That is what determines how it performs. What I look for in cut varies from old stones to new though. In old stones I look for a pleasing pattern, no nail head, not too much leakage. In new cuts I feel pickier 🙂

Clarity wise, I only care it is eye clean. You can get that with some SI1, some S12 stones.

Colour, I like warmer colours for old stones – <K is just fine with me. Modern cuts, then I like the near colourless, sometimes colourless range.

Carat, I do like some size but not very big either, usually something in the 7-8mm range.

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Friendship Plaza

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RayKay:  +1

Couldn’t have said it better!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

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1judejude:  Its cut for me too! Then clarity, next color and finally carat.  I think performance is what draws me to a stone! Post pics of your antique ring please!

 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2007

Like most have said, definitely cut. best cut = best sparkle for sure. Then colour, then clarity (as long as it’s eye clean… you can save so much going down in clarity grades if you find an eye clean diamond). To me carat is not worth so much if I don’t have a beautiful stone to view!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

For me it’s cut, clarity, carat than color. I wanted something very sparkly so that was the most important to me! My diamond is a J in color but almost always looks bright white. When it does show a little bit of a hint of color at times, I don’t mind it at all. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

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1judejude:  That actually sounds like kozibe effect which is a reflection of the open culet on many old stones (a facet). So there is actually only one circular-type shaped facet (the culet) but it gets reflected in the stone to varying degrees depending on the stone.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider

Cut! My Fiance prioritizes color. 🙂

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

Cut for me.  If it doesn’t sparkle, everything else means nothing.

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