(Closed) Did you know?: Colouring your diamond!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you ever colour on your stone?
    Yes! I've done it before. (Please tells us about it below) : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Yes! But I didn't know I could. : (5 votes)
    10 %
    No! Why would I want to? : (43 votes)
    83 %
    No! I know a horror story where it ruined it (and will tell you in the comments below). : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    5189 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @LastGirlStanding:  lmao! How tacky to color a diamond with a marker! I wonder how many people actually do that? 

    Post # 4
    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    We did that for a friend of mine. She couldn’t decide between an all diamond or a diamond and sapphire wedding band, so we used a marker to color some of the stones blue as a quick mock-up. It helped her make the decision. Whatever works. 🙂

    Post # 5
    2490 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I used to do it when I bored (when I was married before)… I would use dry erase markers and just see how different colours would look.

    Post # 6
    1755 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    A long time ago I worked at a costume jewelry shop in the mall.  We would charge people $2-$5 depending on how many stones, to color rhinestone/crystal jewelry for weddings.  All we did was use permanent markers to color stones, let them dry and then wipe the settings with alcohol to clean up the metal.  I don’t know if I’d do it with good jewelry, but I’ve certainly colored a lot of costume jewelry!

    Post # 7
    405 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My jeweler did it to a ring in his store. I wanted an identical setting, but wanted to know what it would look like with a sapphire, so he grabbed a dry erase marker and colored the CZ blue.

    Apparently he does it frequently when someone wants to know what the stone would look like in a different color. Then some water and a few minutes in the sonicator take away all traces of the marker.

    I wouldn’t color a stone and try and wear it out of the house (any water will make the color come off, so sweating or spilling a drink could look funky), but it’s a nice trick at a jewelry shop.

    Post # 8
    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @LastGirlStanding:  OMG this would have saved my Fiance a whole heap of money!! But you know what, I’m more than happy with the real deal 🙂


    Post # 9
    444 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I don’t know much about the cost of canary diamonds but have you tried looking at colored stones? 

    ETA: Have you checked out yellow sapphire? I know when my Fiance was looking for a blue center stone, he went with a sapphire because it’s the 2nd strongest stone.

    Post # 10
    6355 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Sounds like a fun thing to do if you’re bored at home one day. I don’t think there’s the remotest chance it could hurt a diamond… it’s not porous like other materials.

    The annoying thing will be cleaning it afterward. Of course most of it will come right off but I’d be annoyed with any remnant left in a nook or cranny. Water solubility should help with that though.

    Wearing it out of the house like it’s really a colored stone seems like a pretty funny idea to me… it reminds me of pictures I’ve seen where a guy tried to draw on hair over his bald spot with a marker. I like things to look like what they are.

    CZ is somewhat porous, though. That’s why it clouds. I have no idea if marker would stain it right away, but I’d imagine that given long enough, it would.

    Post # 11
    4656 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    This is the first time I’ve ever kinda wished I had a white diamond, just so I could try this. It’s so me, to constantly change what my stuff looks like. I’d color it different every day just to confuse people and for fun. 

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