Post # 1
Ok, I know we can see the color (if there is any) in our own diamonds, because we know its there. I personally am not super color sensitive so I asked my Fiance for an I colored stone and went up a bit in carat and a good deal in clarity and cut. I honestly do not notice the color 97% of the time. I have noticed it sometimes though, in certain lighting, and it does bother me now after having it for a bit. I hope it is something I can get over and I really do not want to upgrade because I am attached to it, but I am considering it. This is the reason for this thread, if I am the only one who can see it, well I will just get over it. I am the first of my friends getting engaged so I can’t really compare with them, so I come to the bee. Do you notice it in others? Did you notice it before getting engaged (aka knowing what to look for and becoming obssessed with e rings?)
Post # 3
I’m pretty good at detecting gradiants of color (as I work in creative) but honestly, I don’t see color in other people’s diamonds usually. If I see it, it’s because it’s super warm.
In addition, rarely am I so close to someone else’s ring that I can really scrutinize it. DH and I noticed poorer cuts and to some degree, clarity, more than color.
Post # 4
I don’t notice & don’t look for it either.
Post # 5
Exactly! I noticed cut and clarity much much much more than color that was why I sacrificed it, now it bothers me but I think I can get over it, right now the question is more like should I? Thanks for answering!
Post # 6
I don’t either, before looking for mine I didnt even know they had color gradings, it was more like “oh sparkly!” lol
Post # 7
If someone handed me their ring to look at, yeah I could probably see the color in it as I’m pretty color sensitive. But for regular everyday interactions? No. I don’t pay that much attention to other people’s jewelry.
Post # 8
I do want fries and ice cream..separate though! I can never do dipping fries in milkshake.
on the other hand, I can’t detect color either unlesitIt’s really obvious 🙂
Post # 9
I’m often not paying attention to what people are wearing at all, but if I notice the ring, then yes. I’m very detail-sensitive, that’s why color and clarity were very important to me in my own diamond.
Post # 10
I might notice, but that doesn’t mean much.
I think diamonds can be beautiful at any color. If you love your stone, then don’t second guess yourself.
Post # 11
Seriously??? I love them together! And the saltier the better! But a milkshake sounds pretty delicious right about now, no fries
ETA: I just read your post carefully, I never dip fries in milkshake, just no. Then they get soggy and no. I like the fries with vanilla ice cream from mcdonalds, it doesnt work for me with wendy’s frosty’s… yeah I’m an ice cream/fry snob
Post # 12
Yes, the reasoning I think is that cut and clarity (mostly cut) will cause your diamond to sparkle and refract light and when a diamond doesn’t do either, it’s either VERY, VERY dirty or a poorly cut stone with a lot of inclusions. FWIW, I have a stone with hearts and arrows and even when it’s super dirty, it still sparkles. So it’s more noticeable when a stone doesn’t sparkle then if it simply looked a little warmer. It’s easier to spot from a distance a large but not sparkly stone than a sparkly, but warm, stone.
Post # 14
That’s very true, thank you! I do love my stone it’s beautiful! (Even if I say so myself lol)
Post # 15
I don’t notice color, I do notice if they are clean or dirty though!
On a side note, fries dipped in milk shakes has to be one of the best combos ever.
Post # 16
I see yellow really easily in diamonds/moissanites. I probably look at peoples rings more than the average person though. I just think they are sooo pretty:) But yellow hints do turn me off.. Found that out pretty quick when I was e-ring shopping with DH. I doubt most people look at others rings that often to notice.