Does my 1.3 ct J color lab diamond look too yellow in the halo?

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 4
1128 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

mariastarlove :  I swear some Jewelers are just elitist assholes. “No, you should go with MY diamond, MY diamond is better”.

The ring is beautiful Bee, don’t listen to the haters! It doesn’t look too yellow to me. I can see it’s a warm diamond, but it doesn’t make the ring any less beautiful.

Post # 5
168 posts
Blushing bee

mariastarlove :  J colour is still in the “near colourless” range of diamonds. Maybe this chart might give you some perspective. 

I think in my opinion you only start seeing obvious tinges of yellow once you reach L and down. 


Of course a jeweller won’t sell that low of a grade. The brick and mortar jeweller stores are ALL about making money. Thats why they do mined diamonds and you’d be hard pressed to find lower colour grades. Why? Cuz they don’t cost as much and they won’t make as much profit as they could. 


Time to change jewellers! A lab diamond is NOT a diamond sim. It IS a diamond. Just not one mined in the earth. Its like buying an apple. Just beacuse you bought an apple from a supermarket instead of from a farm, it doesn’t change the fact that an apple is an apple. LOL. Not an exact analogy, but you get it. 

The only reason he’d say it is “worthless” its because they dont have that much of a resale value. But no one buys diamonds (lab or mined) as an investment to “sell it off”. If you want to upgrade in the future, you are better off getting a bigger stone and setting this one into a pendant or necklace you can give your kids. 

Seriously though. There isn’t anything wrong with your stone. You need to love it and not give too much room for other people to place value on it. What does it mean to you? It’s a beautiful stone (I can’t even see any colour LOL), and it’s a beautiful ring, so wear it and flaunt it.

Post # 6
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

mariastarlove :  what an incredibly rude thing to say! I would’ve smacked him in the face with my ring if it was me. Lol.

But seriously, bee your ring looks amazing! I see a teeny tiny hint of wamth from the pictures but nothing that looks “out of place”. It’s still a very gorgeous stone. But if it would put your mind and heart at ease I say go ahead with changing it before it’s too late. Follow your heart! 

Post # 7
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Wow, the jeweller you went to should not be in customer service!!!!!!! Your ring is gorgeous, i love the mismatched look, which is a perfect pair really, and your diamond doesnt look at all yellow in these pics. Im sure if you went elsewhere you would no doubt have a different experience, do whats right for you but from what you have shown us, i would be more than thrilled with that baby

Post # 8
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Your ring is beautiful, bee. That jeweler is hustling. Don’t take it to heart.

Post # 9
349 posts
Helper bee

That jeweler is worthless. J is likely one of the most popular colors for diamonds. That’s what you will find the most of if you go into a store and look at their preset diamonds. 

In those photos, I do not see any yellow. I have a cushion cut J and cushions are known for showing more body color. I can see it from the sides. However, rounds are the best at hiding body color, and yours is in a halo, which will help hide the side view thus helping with the color. Hopefully the stones in the halo are closer in color (H/I) to help as well. But honestly, I don’t think you have anything to worry about. It looks like yours faces up very white and that halo is beautiful!

Post # 10
2814 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

I don’t think it looks yellow at all. But if you can see some yellowness/it bothers you enough, I would try to return it and upgrade to an H or I color. I can’t imagine the price difference being that much more for lab diamonds.

Post # 11
6291 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t see any yellow at all! I have a J too. FWIW mine looks “darker” aka almost steely grey when it shows color. Not every J has yellow undertones!

Post # 12
1904 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

No, looks fine

Post # 13
852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

Looks bright, white, and beautiful to me! I am sorry the jeweler was such a jerk! 

Post # 15
557 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

It looks amazing! I have a J in a halo. Mine does show warmth in certain  lighting but I love it. 

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