(Closed) Help! Did we choose the right diamond?!?! (I COLORED)

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I was expecting to see a yellow diamond, it looks great to me! I was lucky enough to get a D color, but I1 clarity. I’m hoping that won’t be noticable, but it helped in the price! You’r ring is beautiful and classy, I love it

Post # 17
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I had a J color GIA princess cut stone and it drove me off the wall with the yellow tint and I had F color stones in my setting.. You will probably notice some warmth in you’re stone due it being a princess cut. from my experience me and my fiancé decided to take it back and opted for an H color and there was a huge difference. If you’re keeping the stone change out the stones in you’re setting so they all match. 

Post # 18
1607 posts
Bumble bee

hairstylist101:  From the pictures it still looks pretty white to me. I can see a slight warmth feel to it but I cant see yellow. I have a J colour diamond and love the warmth and sparkle it gives. 

Only you can say whether you see yellow and whether the warmth is too much for you. 

Post # 19
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

hairstylist101:  just quickly looking at Blue Nile’s options it looks like you paid too much. They have H color VS2 for like 11K and some are like 1.90 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by  lovealways.
Post # 20
1837 posts
Buzzing bee

The I stone should be fine for you unless you are very sensitive to color, but you definitely don’t want it set with D sidestones (Who uses D melee anyway? I thought standard melee was G/H.) because you will see the contrast. Not sure what you are “really worried” about? Either you like the center stone in that ring, or you don’t. If you do–have the jeweler switch out that D melee. If you don’t, get a whiter center stone (you can certainly afford to get a whiter stone with that budget–probably even the same size or close to it, espeecially if you look for an eye-clean S1). 

I’m not convinced 15k for that ring is such a deal (1.8 I VS2 diamonds start at about 9k on James Allen) …. but it isn’t a terrible price, either. 

ETA: Don’t let the jeweler use this as an opportunity to try to get you to adjust your budget upwards. Like I said — that wasn’t such a great deal anyway. 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by  alamana.
Post # 21
5158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

alamana:   All of this.

Keep in mind, stones are graded face down, not face up. If the stone is cut well it will generally face up whiter. Lots of people choose to go down in colour in order to get more size, and some people actually prefer stones lower in colour. However, if you don’t want to emphasize the contrast, set it as a solitaire or use more comparable melee (like alamana, D melee seems overkill and certainly is not a default).

But…..if you are not tied to this jeweler, and want to go higher in colour, I would return that stone and take the $15,000 (or less!) online where you can find a similar sized stone in a higher colour for a similar budget.




Post # 22
3539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I’ll be honest, I can really see the warmth in the the first picture, it’s a beautiful stone though. I would do what a pp suggested and buy a higher color stone online. 

Post # 23
484 posts
Helper bee

I can clearly see the warmth in the first picture, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad thing unless YOU don’t like it. It’s a beautiful stone either way, but you definitely could get a stone with a higher color grade with the same stats online like PP’s suggested if you wanted to. That’s too much money spent to not be 100% in love with your ring IMO. If you like the warmth, then I’d switch the side stones to match. I have an M colored diamond that looks pretty white until you put it next to my RHR with D-F diamonds in it. 

Post # 24
3307 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

alamana:  No one uses D melee! (Which was the point you were making)

OP, it’s probably F-G. You can ask them to do H-I melee, but remember, due to the size of the stones, melee will always look brighter. If the warmth bothers you now, it will only bother you more as time goes by. But it’s a pretty stone and most people consider I color to be white.

Post # 25
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017 - Insignia Steakhouse

alamana:  alamana:  I agree. My stone is 1.5 I, VVS2 Signature ideal cut round brilliant  it was $7000 from Blue Nile. .30 shouldn’t cost an additional $8,000.

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Post # 26
1472 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’m very sensitive when it comes to diamond colors and I do see some yellow tint to your diamond but with that being said, it’s still an amazing diamond! It’s so beautiful and a lot of bees even prefer the warmer look! 

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