Diamond color

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 46
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2020

It definitely depends on the cut because some diamond cuts show color more than others. I have an I colored cushion and it’s pretty colorless. The diamond guy I was working with basically said D/E are pointless to an extent because once they get dirty they look like an F-I. Just go look at the colors and don’t overpay for something “color less” when you can get a white looking lower color 🙂

 

 

Post # 47
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Blushing bee

I have an I color and I could go as low as K. With super ideal cut the diamond will show up whiter. Everyone is color sensitive if you put an I colored diamond next to a D. But by itself you would not be able to tell the difference, that’s why it’s funny to read some of the comments. Personally, I could not compromise on clarity and would never go below VS, my stone is IF. Inclusions bother me heck of a lot more than lower color. 

Post # 49
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I have an H and love it. The clarity is SI2 but it’s eye clean – I got my ring from Blue Nile and made sure to look closely and didn’t see any major imperfections. My ring rates excellent on fire, scintillation, etc. when I plugged it into Pricescope. Nice and sparkly!

Post # 51
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

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tamosaur :  Yup! You plug in the GIA number (which, if you’re looking at something like Blue Nile, is listed).

Post # 52
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Worker bee

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raw4 :  I would strongly disagree with your jeweler. My diamond is a D and no matter how dirty it gets it still looks super white. I think I would have to roll it around in plain dirt for it to lose it’s color, lol.

I will say I don’t think very many people care about color when they are picking a diamond and as such very few people have been around D-F color diamonds, especially if they’re larger. I’ve actually had a few people that have either hinted or flat out said they thought my diamond was fake. And I can kinda understand because in some lights it’s so white it looks like a piece of glass. O_o

Post # 53
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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tamosaur :  I like warmth in diamonds so although I own an I, I wouldn’t be opposed to something as low as M. 

Post # 54
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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Puss_in_Boots :  I agree. I can’t stand seeing inclusions. I wouldn’t go below Vs1 in clarity. 

Post # 55
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2021

I have a J VVS2. I love it.

Post # 56
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Newbee

mine is actually a K! It’s a 1 ct, vvs1 set into yellow gold.  It faces up white.  I barely notice a tint in indoor lighting.  It’s bright white in natural lighting.  I think for white metal, I’d go as high has J.  For yellow or Rose gold? L or M, but I like warmer stones.  With colored metals you can get away with a faint yellow color grade because the metal will project some color into the stone.  No sense in buying a D grade that will look like a J.

Post # 57
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

 

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downonmulberry :  I was reading old posts on here and I kept seeing this statement and never knew what a ring bearer was! I even tried googling it and couldn’t figure it out. Thanks for clarifying lol. 

Post # 59
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Helper bee

For a larger diamond I wouldn’t go lower than D/E/F – but I’m sensitive to colour, especially if it’s set in a halo or has side stones and the difference is more apparent. Colour is also a lot more noticable when it’s set in white gold or platinum. Just be aware of lighting because it can be really hard to tell in a store, and outdoor lighting makes all stones look brighter than they can look in regular indoor lighting.

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