Help me decide between two diamonds!!

posted 2 weeks ago in Rings
  • poll: Which lab diamond would you choose?

    1.2 ct G color

    2.0 ct L color

  • Post # 2
    366 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    If you are doing yellow gold, I would go with the L.

    Post # 3
    673 posts
    Busy bee

    I say get the 1.2 ct since that is a lovely size too and you can upgrade later. 

    If you prefer yellow gold, get the 2 ct

    Post # 4
    3679 posts
    Sugar bee

    Are you able to see them in person? It generally depends on how color sensitive you are, but even if you are not color sensitive, L is going to be noticeably yellowish or brownish. If you are okay with that, a yellow gold setting would look better than a white gold setting. 

    Post # 5
    181 posts
    Blushing bee

    Depends on what each diamond actually looks like. Are you able to see a 360 view or at least top view photo of each? 2 diamonds with similar specs can still look very noticeably different, so if I wasn’t able to see the actual stones beforehand then any without decent return policy would be a hard no.

    Post # 6
    584 posts
    Busy bee

    I would choose option 1 (with platinum!)  would love to see pics!

    Post # 10
    88 posts
    Worker bee

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    @modernjamie:  these diamonds will look vastly different and don’t rely on the zoomed in perfect lighting conditions professional photos that appear on the website that shows them close in color. The L will be obviously warm (yellowish or brownish, even if in yellow gold) where virtually all well cut Gs face up colorless and extremely white. You should probably look at some L diamonds and G diamonds in person if you’re inexperienced with diamonds. The fact that you’re even comparing these diamonds leads me to think that you’re not experienced with them and are trying to get more bang for your buck without realizing what the L will actually look like. 

     Keep in mind the bigger the diamond the more color shows as well. This is really about preference of color or size. You should really think about which is more important to you and make your decision based not and not based on the input from people here. I personally would for the G since a white diamond was my number one priority. But some people love warm diamonds! And they look beautiful and soft and feminine in yellow gold. You really should think about this one. Neither choice is the wrong choice as long as it’s an educated one.

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    Post # 12
    1703 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2020

    That L looks really warm…

    I typically love a 2 carat, but if you prefer colorless, I don’t think yellow gold will hide that much color

    Post # 13
    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My L is buttery yellow (but it’s an oval) and looks like very light yellow diamond once set in yellow gold.. In my case the yellow gold are enhance the diamond color rather than hiding it. If you like white diamond, go with the G.

    I also don’t understand how the price between 1,2ct G and 2ct L can be similar cause the price jump on 2ct are very high, so I’m guessing the cut is better on the G ones.

    Post # 14
    3679 posts
    Sugar bee

    Where are these diamonds from? I see a lot of really nice lab diamonds on Rare Carat for good prices. You can order them and  return if you don’t like them. 

    Post # 15
    5338 posts
    Bee Keeper

    If you think you’re going to upgrade at some point, go with the one that has an upgrade policy. How I wish the internet was around when we bought my first engagement ring. There are so many good options today.

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