(Closed) H Colored Diamond

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Post # 44
1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It also depends on who “graded” the stone.  GIA tends to be stricter.  Mine has a little flouresense (however you spell that) which supposedly makes it look whiter if it’s a “lower” color.

Post # 49
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Mine is I in color, and it still looks clear and white to me. I really don’t see any yellow. Mine is 7/8 ctw.


Post # 50
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@MrsCoachBtoBee: This is true about GIA.. My stone came with 2 reports and GIA says it’s darker than what AGS says.

I found that unless you want to pay an arm and a leg, you HAVE to compromise on at least 1 of the 4 C’s.  For me, that was color.  I personally like diamond that have a little “warmth,” because it instantly sets them apart from CZ. 

The other area where we compromised was carat weight… there’s a HUGE jump in price when you go from the .90 to .99 range over to 1 carat, although the difference wasn’t visibly obvious to us.  Clarity was very important to Dear Fiance (he was hung up on finding a “perfect” diamond).  Cut was important to me, because better cut = more sparkle.

For reference, this is my ring…  Not a great pic, but you can see the slight greenish tint in this one.  Up close in direct, bright sunlight is the only time you can see any color whatsoever.  On the GIA report, it’s J color, IF clarity, Excellent for cut, symmetry, finish and polish.  No fluorescence.  On the AGS report it has a zero for everything except color, which is a 3. Carat weight is 0.90. 


Post # 51
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Here is my diamond it is a color H SI2. It does not look yellow to me at all and as far as inclusions are, I can only see a small carbon speck on one of the corners that the prong actually covers. My diamond is set with a halo around if so there might be more inclusions, but I cant see them so I don’t care that it is an SI2. Good luck!

Post # 52
2114 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

G/H is my sweet spot for stone colours – DEF tend to look CZ-esque to me  – IMO … I would make sure it is eye clean – that would probably bother me more than anything else

Post # 53
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I have a 1.01 H I don’t notice any “yellow”

Post # 54
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

my stone is a 1.75c G SI1 – and jewelry and diamonds is my hubs’ speciality.  You have to decide what’s more important – the numbers or the wya it looks.  You can put 2 GSI1s together and theyll look completely differently.  Just play around with various combinations in your price range/size range, and youll find the perfect diamond! 

Post # 55
4801 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would think that G colour would look really nice!  I’m not a huge expert and mine is F but I can’t really tell the difference between colours unless they’re I or above.

Also, I think SI2 would be fine.  My diamond is 1.10 carat and it’s I2…it’s really not as big of a deal as people make it out to be.  I have a really visible inclusion but it’s not really that noticeable unless you inspect my ring.  If you have to look really hard to find the flaw, you probably won’t be doing that very often.

Post # 56
11 posts
  • Wedding: February 2011

WHo is the SI3 diamond graded by? I wouldn’t invest in a diamond these daysa unless it was graded by GIA personally and I know GIA does not use SI3 anymore as some other posters said. 

You definitely want to make sure these diamonds have a grading certificate. 

Also, as the other posters have said, H is fine. I would be more concerned by the SI3/2 clarity and also what cut is it…those will affect cloudyness, inclusions and if it sparkles. 

Make sure you get all of this info before you buy! Good luck! 

Post # 57
2273 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have a similar looking ring to @pinkdaisies thou 6 prong with 5 diamonds on each side. My centre diamond is 0.71 carat (1 carat all up with side diamonds), G and I1 and I cannot see any spots or anything in mine, even on the valuation papers with the zoomed in pic of the diamond… It sparkles like crazy too πŸ™‚ I wasn’t too worried with the colour I just loved the setting and we upgraded our centre stone bringing the ring from a 0.5 to a 1 – thou I am a 9.5 size so the bigger stone definitely looked better πŸ™‚ I had a chance of getting a stone in the GHI range and just totally lucked out – I would’ve loved it either way thou just cos it is sooooooo pretty and is the first diamond I have ever owned πŸ™‚ yes only had the ring a month so still mesmerised hehe.

Post # 58
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Mine is a GIA certified G color and an SI2 grade at 1.03 carat. It only has one tiny flaw which is a crystal at the top squared edge.  It’s noticable to the eye when you are searching but it’s great.  Personally, I didn’t mind the 1 noticable flaw because the color is fabulous and it sparkles.

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