(Closed) Good online places to buy KLMNOP diamond rings?

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Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

diamondsbylauren has a lot of warmer diamonds but she specializes in cushion cut stones!

jewelsbyericagrace has a lot of gorgeous old cut diamonds with warmth!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Tell me im not the only one who sounded out KLMNOP thinking it was a word…

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@SuzySchmoozy:  No, but I did read it to the tune of the ABCs lol

Goodoldgold.com is reputable, appears to be reasonably priced, and has a selection of  stones in that color range. I know a few bees have gotten stones from there.

Also, you might have some luck with stores that sell estate diamonds, as I find that the older cuts tend to be warmer.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

We bought my S-T in person at a Diamond’s International branch. But I second diamondsbylauren.com. They’re my source for colored diamond porn. ONE WARNING though: while they have a fabulous inventory and some drop dead gorgeous stones, I have come across a bunch that significantly window or are cut too deep or too shallow. Now, my stone is cut too deep but it’s the one thing I regret. Reason being is the light refraction isn’t as good as it could be due to light leakage underneath the diamond. I love it and think it’s gorgeous, but I know it could be more gorgeous were it not for that (potential better light refraction). Also, a deep stone faces up smaller than it should. Just wanted to give you a heads up in case that is something you’re concerned about. But that certainly doesn’t negate that they’re still beautiful stones and he has an amazing inventory.

Also, David at diamonds by lauren will also hunt for stones with your specifications for you, keeping your budget in mind. He also specializes in settings that show off the color. He’s a colored stone lover and has nothing but great reviews and he’s been helpful in my brief encounters as well.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

Another note: Diamonds by Lauren is the reason we ended up buying a warm buttery diamond. He had a huge inventory of warm stones set in white halo settings and my heart literally melted. All thoughts of buying a pure white stone were out the window. He also sells loose stones and does custom work for settings. Prices are reasonable as well. One of the pluses for wanting a warmer tone is you’ll be looking at less cost per carat that fancy yellows or perfect whites. 

Ok. I’m done. I swear. Just got excited. 🙂 Hope it helped. Good luck!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@claireos:  just wanted to comment on your first post–I think the significantly shallow/windowed stones are those cut by Henri Daussi- he is known for his reverse-style cut that maximizes the table of the stone, BUT is very shallow and appears more like an emerald/cushion hybrid.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

@Dell79:  I think you’re right. I knew they had a name but I couldn’t recall. The emerald/cushion hybrid is a perfect way to describe it. 🙂 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Just a note – KLMNOP are not actually “fancy colours” and not considered “yellow diamonds”. They are just considered warm. They do start looking more yellow at O-P and lower, but still are a very faint yellow.  More visible yellows start at about U-V. Obviously the cut and the setting will also affect how yellow they appear. I have seen some rather faint-yellow appearing diamonds recut to become very strong in yellow colouring!

Fancy yellows have their own “grading” (fancy, vivid, intense).

So, you need to figure out if you want a yellow, or a warm creamier-(sometimes slightly yellowish)-white.

Diamonds By Lauren has lots of fancy yellows, and lots of warmer whites.

Good Old Gold carries some lower coloured diamonds (like in their August Vintage)

If you are looking for OLD cuts though, I recommend JbEG (Jewels by Erica Grace). Many, many old cuts come in the K through O-P and lower range.

You can contact any of them and they can probably help you out.

ETA:

Here is the comparison chart for white/colourless diamonds:

http://www.diamondsbylauren.com/DBL_White_diamond_grading.shtml

 

And the comparison chart for yellows:

http://www.diamondsbylauren.com/index.php/content/education

 

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Without knowing what cut or size you’re in the market for–I’ve seen this N in person and it’s to die for. Any of the Infinity stones would be an amazing bet if you want a round or princess. They cut a lot of lower colors.

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