(Closed) H colored diamond?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 33
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@bbsoon2be:  Glad to have helped!! Glad you are on your way to finding the perfect stone!!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 34
1000 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yay for near colorless stones!  FH picked out the ring himself, so I never got to see how a colorless stone looks.. but I absolutely adore my GIA H-color stone.  It’s VS1, excellent cut.  The side stones are F, and I don’t see any difference in the colors.

Post # 35
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Mine is D color, GIA certified, internally flawless, with no flourescense (picture is with yellow-tinted indoor light).  I was very sensitive to color when my Fiance and I were looking at diamonds. I could see a lot of yellow in G, H, and below.  I even saw an F with a slight hint of yellow.  The gemologist was shocked that I could see it, but he said I was correct (it was closer to a G than a “true” F). Mind you, those were all GIA certified and technically should be colorless.  I LOVE my D color diamond. Personally, I wouldn’t go below an E. (the diamonds in the band are E colored — they were passed down to me from my grandma! I do not see yellow in them either.) Flourescense is important too, though.  Because in the outside light, your diamond may look bright blue or purple with medium to high flourescense! And even an I or J color diamond looks bright white in an outdoor photo (if it has little to no flourescense). 

Overall, I recommend putting the diamond on a white piece of paper at the jewelry store.  See how “yellow” it is compared to the white paper and decide if you are okay with it =)

Hope this helps! =)

Post # 36
9168 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Best way to know is to see it in person. Some stones face up whiter than others.  My jeweler told me to chose a stone for its beauty to me not it’s stats.  When holding my L stone up next to a F, G, and H I saw no difference. I didn’t know it was L until after I decided it was the stone I wanted.  It faces up very white and I very rarely can see any warmth in it.  I have a halo with side stones on the band and can tell no difference between the colors.

Post # 37
10041 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Mine is an H color princess cut diamond vs2 excellent cut..most of the time its very white but on occasion I see some warmth but that may be because its surrounded by F/G color round diamonds. The 3rd pic shows the most warmth ive seen it so far.

Post # 38
1099 posts
Bumble bee

I found that jamesallen.com was very good for comparing colours. They have super close-up videos of each stone.

Post # 39
653 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

Here’s my G diamond, against white snow and ice…I don’t see even the smallest bit of yellow in it

Post # 40
2635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I find my H coloured diamonds to be white! Love it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 41
1505 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Mine are H and I love them!!! 

Post # 42
55 posts
Worker bee

My “I” pendant



Post # 42
10 posts
  • Wedding: March 2016

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RDH0513:  what a great photo!

Post # 43
49 posts
  • Wedding: December 2017

Here’s my H, VS1, 2.5 diamond. It’s medium blue fluorescence, which, I read, actually “cancels out” any hint of yellowness. It never looks yellow to me.

Post # 44
1260 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

My previous diamond was an H colored princess (lost it in 2013). It wasn’t even GIA graded and did not seem warm to me and I’m color sensitive. I actually love the candlelight warmth of I-J diamonds though, but have never had one. 

My replacement diamond is a G color, IF clarity. It’s graded by GIA. I will include macro photos of both for you to see there isn’t much difference in their color.

H, SI1



Post # 45
1422 posts
Bumble bee

I have an I colored diamond. Most of the time is looks bright whit to me, but occasionally it has some warm color. I would prefer it didnt, but I love it anyways. I would go with G or H. 

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