(Closed) Help choosing stone cut!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

In my opinion, since both have roundish demensions, I think you’ll be happy with the cut either way. I think I’d base my choice on the color. If it were me and I was interested in a yellow stone, I’d want it to be yellow and not light- maybe if it’s too light people will think it’s a cheap regular diamond with poor color? Not sure if that makes sense!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@soontobemrsm11:  I agree with PP. My decision would be based completely on color in that situation. If the yellow is too light, it might just look like a bad cheap diamond. If you’re going for yellow, go all out and get the bright yellow!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Actually, it would be very unusual to find a sapphire that’s light enough in colour to resemble a “bad” diamond (by which I assume you mean K or lower?).

Putting aside opinions on the desirablilty of warmer stones (many people love them just as much as the pure white ones): as seen below, the lightest yellow sapphire (which is pretty rare, and harder to get) is roughly on par with an X Y or Z diamond.  At that grade, they’re verging on fancy yellow anyway, and certaily would not be mistaken for a white diamond.  

If it were my choice, I’d go for the lighter sapphire, as the tend to have more of a true yellow hue in that range, and get a bit too orange for my taste as the colour intensifies.

Diamond:

Sapphire:

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

It really depends on how “yellow” it is. Lower color grade diamonds have a yellow tinge to them. We don’t have pictures so we can’t tell how “light” this yellow really is, but it just might be something to think about when you see them in person. I would just make that whatever you get, the yellow is yellow enough that it looks like it’s supposed to be yellow. That’s why I always get nervous about yellow stones unless they are very vivid and bright in color. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Here’s my yellow e-ring.  it’s a yellow citrine though, not a sapphire, because I preferred the lighter, slightly green tint to what was available in sapphires.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Tough choice – both shapes are great! Do you have a preference on the strength of the yellow? It sounds like one is more lemony and the other more buttery.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@soontobemrsm11:  That colour looks just about perfect to me!  I love the oval too 🙂  It’s probably about the same shade as my citrine, minus the ever so slight greenish tint that I have.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@soontobemrsm11:  That oval yellow is perfect. Love it!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think it also depends on the setting. The photo of the citrine above in the hallow, it’s very clear that that stone is supposed to be yellow because it’s surrounded by diamonds.

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