Post # 1
Took me ages to remember what the 4 c’s are, but after researching my e ring and trying to figure out what I like and don’t like, I’ve realised that ‘clarity’ is the most important quality I look for in an e ring.
It’s most important to me that a stone should have no inclusions above anything else. What about you?
Post # 2
Cut!!! Cut is king – it determines how sparkly and eye catching the diamond is
Post # 3
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
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.
Post # 5
CUT = sparkle, so thats the priority for me!
Post # 6
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
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 # 8
Interesting responses! I never gave ‘cut’ much thought before. I have another antique ring that has circle facets on the gem. Nowadays alot of faceted gemstones have triangle, kite and table patterns, but my ring has actual circle shaped facets all over it. My jeweller was intrigued by this pattern but I didn’t notice the cut at all, however your comments have made me look twice at this ring
Post # 9
- Wedding: December 2017 - Friendship Plaza
Couldn’t have said it better!
Post # 10
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
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
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
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
- Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider
Cut! My Fiance prioritizes color. 🙂
Post # 15
Cut for me. If it doesn’t sparkle, everything else means nothing.