Post # 1
So we are getting ready to order my ring in a few weeks, and we found a good diamond at a great price, i would like a smaller one….here are the specs on the diamond:
Cut: Marquise-Very good cut
Carat: 0.31 carats
however the stones in the setting are rated
for the diamonds: I wont list the sapphires i dont think that its important (?)
minimum carat tw: 0.10carats for 8 total side diamonds…
so here is my issue….will it be noticeable if I have a better cut and clarity center stone, with the j color, next to an i diamond in the band, that is alternated with sapphires, and that have a poorer clarity and cut….and are smaller???
Can you even tell the difference between an I and a J side by side? i tend to like the warmer stones ive noticed….i loved the J i saw in the store! but it was a solitaire that i saw….and i tend to not be color sensitive at alll….
so would you J or should i spend a little more to get an I to match even though the cut and clarity would be different??? With a Marquise stone next to round stones? for reference here is a picture…..from the mock up….ive posted it before but its SOO pretty!
not the exact diamond but VERY close!
Post # 3
I personally would go with an I or higher! But if you don’t mind the color then no one else will notice, I promise!!!
Post # 4
You realize that I and J are right next to each other in the alphabet, right? 😛 I don’t think it will made a lick of difference. I’d worry more about the cut than the colour any day!
Post # 5
@futuremrskgt: Thank you, for the reply, i was in the jewlery store and they guy showed me a bunch side by side and i really couldnt tell a difference, unless they were like k or lower but i was thinking that with a really good cut and clarity it wouldnt matter as much…there are just soo few marquise stones i can find that im having a hard time comparing color on of i, j or otherwise with the marquise stones…
Post # 6
I would go down in clarity and up in color. Have an I center stone with VS2 or VS1 clarity. I would be very very surprised if you could tell the difference between VS1, VS2, and VVS2. I wouldn’t be that surprised if you could tell the center stone is one color warmer than the sidestones though.
Post # 7
@fry: Thank you! i just know some people make such a fuss about how they have to match i wasnt sure it would be like super noticeable….haha yeah i didnt think of it like that, its not like im putting a J in a setting full of D stones or something like that…. : )
Post # 8
@asscherlover: hmm….that is something to think about….maybe ill run the specs by a local jewler who maybe can line em up so i can see or help me make a decision…..
Post # 9
unless the center stone is closer to a carat, i dont think you will notice such a slight color difference. sounds perfect!
Post # 10
@kansas_nurse: There isn’t much difference unless you are color sensitive like me. I can see color in G or H colored diamonds (not that it’s a bad thing). Keep in mind that the larger the diamond the more noticable color and flaws are. Also a well cut diamond of any shape will hide flaws and color much better.
Post # 11
@sleepyhead22: thank you for the advice….its a 0.31 carat with a very good cut
@JustLove25: thank you, i really dont notice color too much unless it is noteably yellow….it has a very good cut and few internal flaws and is defenitly eye clean…so im just hoping you cant see a difference between the center stone and the diamonds in the band….since they are not right beside each other…
Post # 12
@asscherlover: ITA but I would go all the way to Sl1 as long as it is eye clean.
Post # 13
I think you’ll be fine! I and J are not that dissimilar at all. They are right next to each other in the “nearly colorless” category.
Just FYI, I have a J .52 center stone next to I+ accent stones. The accents are so small (similar to the stones on your ring I believe), they don’t even reflect the light well enough for it to make a difference. I can only see a little color in the center stone in my yellow kitchen light – in sunlight, shade, florescent light, ANYTHING else it looks whiter than whiter than white.
Post # 15
IM about to give you the best advice you are going to get. If you want to get a larger stone, but it is an I/J color, set it in NOT white gold, but yellow gold. I’m rocking a HUGE rock (bigger than 2 carots) and I can barely tell that the color has a bit of “warmth” but if it was set in yellow gold instead of white gold I bet I wouldnt be able to see it at all. Pic to follow if I can figure it out…
Post # 16
No, you will not be able to tell. My e-ring setting, center stone and wedding band all have slightly different specs and they all match perfectly.