(Closed) Diamond doesn't look right? Ladies with H-I colored diamonds JOIN in!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I dont have any advice, but I wanted to say I think its beautiful and don’t see any warmth or yellow coloration at all.  

Post # 4
1030 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I mean in pics it looks just fine – but pictures wouldnt capture what you are talking about. I love my blue nile diamond – but every company makes mistakes. Get it checked by someone certified and make sure you take care of it within the 15 days. 

Post # 5
3053 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Yea….I don’t even see a hint of yellow. But I’m not color sensitive. If it bothers you that badly, either return it for an equal one (cost wise) or have it appraised super quickly & find out if it’s really an I. If it’s not, then I’m sure Blue Nile would have to work with you.

Good luck. It’s a gorgeous stone!

Post # 6
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Mumbles88:  Do you have the GIA certificate number? An SI1 still runs the risk of being able to see inclusions. Eye clean is somewhat subjective, and as stones get larger, typically inclusions can be more noticeable. It also depends what kind of inclusion it is.

As for color, some people are really color sensitive. Going from an F to an I is a pretty big jump. With fluoro, just because the stone looks blue in sunlight doesn’t mean it has any. If the sky is blue, your diamond can reflect the sky and look super blue.

I know a lot of diamond fanatics (pricescope) don’t like using Blue Nile because they don’t offer photos of the stones. I personally have not worked with them.

But I am interested to see the GIA cert. And if the color is going to bother you, I’d look for a different stone. Head over to pricescope.com and they can help you find a nice stone. If you don’t want to go there, maybe post your budget and what exactly you’re looking for and some people here may be able to give you some suggestions. It’ll be ok 🙂

Post # 9
1655 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I don’t see a bit of yellow in your diamond at all. I ordered a J, VS2, 0.73ct from them and it was lovely. No yellow at all in that one either:

Post # 10
1655 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

And I also had zero problem returning my ring for a full refund, even after the 30 day limit. I don’t know why they are giving you 15 days to do the refund or exchange.

Post # 12
1655 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@Mumbles88:  Ohh, okay, makes sense. Me and my dumb brain lol.

Post # 13
14660 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Not all SIs are created equal.  You may have had a a higher SI that was closer to a VS grade before, and one closer to a I.  Within each grade, there can be quite a variation.  It sounds like you’re quite color sensitive.  If you want to hide the yellow of yellower diamonds, usually florescence is desirable.  An F grade would not need a strong florescence.  If you’re not totally happy, I’d return it without a doubt and try again.. maybe go for a G, with a size somewhere inbetween your original and this one.

Post # 14
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

If I were you, I would return and get something nearer to colorless

Post # 15
5386 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I agree that there are SI1s and there are SI1s; some have more visible inclusions than others, or have inclusions that are visible at different angles. One eye-clean SI1 doesn’t guarantee another will be.

And while I have no issue with I coloured stones, it IS hard to go from an F to an I without noticing a difference. Had you gone one or maybe two colour grades, it wouldn’t be so obvious, but you cannot help but notice with a three colour grade difference. It is likely this comparison in your head that makes the new stone look yellower.

As for fluoro, I would believe the GIA cert. I have seen countless stones look pale blue or lavendar in the sun when they have no fluorescence at all; it is a reflection of the sky. And fluoro used to be a highly deisrable trait in higher coloured stones (like your previous stone), and they were called “blue whites”. They were known for being icy cold and white. So a blue white compared to an I with no fluoro (when fluorescence probably would have helped it face up whiter) will be a tremendous visual difference. 

If I were you, I would look for a comparable stone, but ask Blue Nile how it faces up before you buy. I worked with BN, and they were very honest about stones that were milky or had visible inclusions in the table, etc. And if the budget allows, I’d look for an H with fluoro. It is highly unlikely that the GIA certificate is wrong or that they sent the wrong one. 

Post # 16
1119 posts
Bumble bee

I have an F color vs2 after having an I color i1and will never go down in color again so I can see the warmth your talking about. In my case I went down in size for the better color & clarity my stone before was a 1ct & had lower color and clarity and the diffference between the two is like night and day. I would def return. At first I didn’t understand why everyone on these boards would say dont sacrifice color&clarity for size but now I totally understand.  




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