Post # 32
Thanks ladies!!! After all your advice I found a few G that is in my price range so I think I’ll stick with it just to be sure.
@MusicBee76: Great info! You had actually messaged me a few weeks ago when I asked another question about radiants and I REALLY appreciate it! You made me cement the decision to stay with a more square stone, so thanks!! 🙂
@cmbr: It’s funny you mention JA I went on there a few days after posting with and realized the prices are a little better, and of course like you said you have a picture to look at! You also get a discount there just by mentioning pricescope.com! awesome! i’ll definitely be going with James Allen now. 🙂
Post # 33
@bbsoon2be: Glad to have helped!! Glad you are on your way to finding the perfect stone!! 🙂
Post # 34
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
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
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
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
I found that jamesallen.com was very good for comparing colours. They have super close-up videos of each stone.
Post # 39
- 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
I find my H coloured diamonds to be white! Love it 🙂
Post # 41
Mine are H and I love them!!!
Post # 42
RDH0513: what a great photo!
Post # 43
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
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.
Post # 45
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.