Diamond color

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Helper bee

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tamosaur :  I think cut is the most important aspect, because a superior cut can face up whiter than a poorly cut but “higher colour” diamond.

Personally I love colour upto K in vintage diamonds, and I once fell for an M graded diamond in an OEC..personal taste only though. Good luck in your hunt. 

Post # 32
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Helper bee

Post # 33
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Helper bee

This video shows how cut can show the diamond differently, it’s amazing!

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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avafox :  That was such a fascinating video! Thanks for sharing 🙂

Post # 36
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Helper bee

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newbeegirl :  You’re welcome!

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tamosaur :  Cut can make the diamond look bigger or smaller too…there is a HEAP of info online about the stats of ideal cuts. A person off the street could never tell the difference between a colour within a grade or two, it’s dependent on so many factors. 

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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tamosaur :  definitely be careful about store lighting. I am looking for an old European cut and was reading about them on loupetroop where they said their diamonds looked awful in the jewellery store because they generally try to upsell colour to make more money so the lighting makes lower coloured diamonds look worse. 

Post # 39
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Busy bee

I would try and go with a jewler than can show you a lot of diamonds and then once you have decided what you like, can try to source one for you.  Remember, as long as you love it, who cares what colour it is. 99% of the population knows nothing about diamonds and will just go ‘wow! A diamond!’

Post # 40
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Busy bee

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tamosaur :  I spent A LOT of time comparing dimensions lol it came down to a difference that no one would notice and I actually ended up choosing a stone that was a bit smaller in dimension, but overall a better quality!

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

Mine is an I.  Anyone will be color sensitive when you see H-J next to a D – that’s how a lot of stores try to get you to spend more and buy a higher color diamond.  I would recommend looking at diamonds alone to see if you like them.  Don’t compare color based on “how they look next to each other.”

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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mollyjane79 :  An L color will look quite warm against white gold. It may show some yellow. 

Post # 43
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Busy bee

Mine is an F and I would go below it. 

Post # 44
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Worker bee

Cut has to be the most important C in my opinion because without it all the others Cs kinda don’t matter. Your diamond won’t face up as sparkly and clear. After that you can decide for yourself which Cs are more important to you. 

For me, the Cs are in the order of color, carat, clarity. I don’t care at all what the clarity is as long as I can’t see the imperfections and they don’t affect the diamond’s sparkle. When it comes to color, regardless of shape I wouldn’t go below an F color. So when I look for diamonds I get the largest I can afford taking into consideration the cut is excellent and the color is D-F.

My engagement ring is D color but the clarity is decently low – SI1.

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Honey bee

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tamosaur :  My jeweler let me take the stone outside to see it in regular lighting.  I think it’s important to see it when it’s not under the perfect store lighting made to make it look super sparkly.  It’s also very important to look at stones and compare different cuts and colors.  See what really speaks to you.

I compared my I cushion modified brilliant to a G round brilliant and the cushion sparkled so much more!  It was a disco ball.  I loved it.  

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