Post # 1
I have a D colored oval engagement ring. SI1 ideal cut. I noticed other engagement rings that tend to send off blue sparks in the sun which I love. The jeweler said that a Dcolor would send off the most “fire” but I’m noticing that I have yellow and orange tones. Instead of sending off a ton of color it just seems to ‘glow’ in the sun.
Has anyone else experienced this with D color?
Post # 2
autumntrout : My mom has a K colored highest cut grade and is a VS1 ir VS2 and that ring sparkles like I have NEVER seen a ring sparkle before in my life!!!!!!! No matter the lighting. My moms ring is probably one of the most beautiful diamonds I have ever seen in regards to light performance and sparkle. I have an F and it sparkles quite a bit and throws blues. That is odd to hear that D will provide the most fire, I personally have never heard that perhaps if every other aspect of the diamond is perfect maybe, but to my understanding any diamond can have a ton of fire and sparkle if the cut is superior and it has great polish and symmetry and light performance etc. Also, rounds sparkle most of course which I am assuming yours is a round and my moms is in deed a round, but my pear sparkles quite a bit but nothing compared to hers! Hers is literally like a disco ball in a dark night club. Its out of this world! I wish all diamonds sparkled the same LOL. I am sure yours is perfect. I think we tend to over analyze them, at least I know I do. Ok so now you have to post a few pics I gotta see your beauty.
Post # 3
I also have a D oval. It is my understanding that fire/sparkle comes from the cut not the color.
Post # 4
Agree with previous posters. It’s the cut that will determine sparkle. Mine is a J and it throws fire and sparkles in all colors, but it’s a round ideal cut.
Ovals have a more subtle sparkle regardless of color. Nothing wrong or less beautiful about it! Just that rounds will generally have more fire than ovals based on the angles that light is returned.
Post # 5
Your jeweller sounds like a crack pot. Colour has nothing to do with fire.
Post # 6
I have an E and it has no fluorescence but seems to sparkle more blue than anything. It’s really the cut that decides I think. 🙂
Post # 7
A D color won’t “send off” more fire (that is determined by the cut) however, whatever fire it does have will Be more visible than if the stone had yellow tones that cancelled out some of the colors of the refracted light.
So, if you do not see fire in D stone, then that is because othe cut is not refeacting the light in the first place.
That being said, fire is not the only characterisic that makes a diamond beautiful – a very white and bright diamond is gorgeous in and of itself – plus the stone itself is rare. You’re lucky to have one!