Post # 1
Hi!! I’m so torn between these two lab diamonds and in need of help. They are both lab diamonds and have ideal cuts (both great HCA score) and clarity VS2 but from different companies with different upgrade policies.
1.2ct G color
-will be set in white gold 6 prong solitaire
-has upgrade policy potentially will upgrade in the future but not for a while
2.0 L color
-will be set in yellow gold 6 prong solitaire ring
-no upgrade or buyback policy
they are similar in price. What would you choose?
Post # 2
If you are doing yellow gold, I would go with the L.
Post # 3
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
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
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
I would choose option 1 (with platinum!) would love to see pics!
Post # 7
@katebluestone: @roofox: @Ellak30:
Both companies have 30day return policy. I can’t see them in person but they both have 360 view videos. I’m including the top views. First one is G (gray color b/c I reserved it for 2 days and can’t click on it) and send one is L. When I put in the measurements for HCA scores, 1.2 carat G diamond scored higher for better performance and is more “suitable” for a ring.
Post # 10
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.
Post # 11
thank you for your reply. I actually have owned several diamonds over the years (all natural). All had superideal to ideal cut because cut is my absolute priority. I’ve owned a J colored diamond but didn’t like it at the time so I sold it back a few months after but I think it probably was because of the white gold setting. I never had a warm diamond with yellow gold so I wanted some input. I think I might like a warm diamond with yellow gold setting.
i cannot seem to prioritize color vs carat. Ive been going back and forth for some time between these two diamonds. The diamonds I owned were all under one carat with colorless range so I’m very curious about the L diamond with yellow gold setting.
Post # 12
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
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
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
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.