(Closed) Help!! Need help deciding with a diamond

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll:

    Get it! It will look good in rose gold

    Don't get it! It will look yellow

    Stay away from it!

  • Post # 2
    1470 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    Hi there. Yes the flourescense will help, however I don’t know how much it will since it’s only medium not strong or very strong. It’s hard to tell by just the stats given. Do you have a photo or video of the diamond? Also what shape is it? Rounds are great at masking yellowish tints while cushions and radiant a emphasize the yellow tint of warmer diamonds. 

    Post # 3
    5145 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Who are you buying it from? I would ask them for further images (ASET, Idealscope). HCA eliminates stones, but does not “select” stones.

    A GIA J is still in the near colourless range. Grading is done upside down, not face up, and if cut well it will still face up quite white (rounds do face up whiter than fancies). A yellow or rose gold setting should add contrast so it looks whiter. I would stick to H/I for the halo stones or so. If you are colour sensitive, hiding the body of the diamond will help too, as seeing it from the side you may notice tint more.

    Yes, the fluorescence can help it look a bit whiter in certain lighting conditions (UV lighting…so sunlight) but it won’t turn it into an E or anything. I love fluorescence, it is neat.


    Post # 4
    1598 posts
    Bumble bee

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    irukandji24:  Hey, I’m assuming it’s a round brilliant your looking at, yes? 

    I think it sounds like a lovely diamond that would perform wonderfully. A lot of J’s still look very white, particularly as a round brilliant. Have a look on some of the J threads here, some amazing threads with excellent example pictures. 

    The excellent cut and the flourescense will take away the colour and give it that all important sparkle. The rose gold will also compliment it, I think warmer diamonds look good with rose gold.

    Post # 5
    320 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Mine is a J (GIA rated) cushion and I don’t think it looks yellow. I’m very happy with it.  In the first pic you can see it next to a yellow gold band so that should help with a little perspective?  Mine is set in platinum and before I got it, I was concerned that maybe in a “white” setting like that it would make it look more yellow.  But it’s perfect to me!  Hope this helps.    

    Note that the lighting is TOTALLY different in these photos. 


    • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by missbuckeye16.
    Post # 6
    320 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016


    And a few more photos because…well…I will take any chance to post my ring!! LOL!  Why not?  


    Obviously it’s no “D”…but in person, it is not yellow to me at all…and no one has mentioned it, nor asked (uh, rude) what color it is.  

    My 2 cents…if you had a D and a J side by side…you’d notice.

    By itself—nope, hello bling!!  🙂 


    Also–the baguettes on either side of my center diamond are “F” color, for what it’s worth.   And the diamonds in the platinum wedding band are also “F” color. 

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by missbuckeye16.
    Post # 7
    121 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’d be less concerned with the color, especially with a rose gold setting I’d think it would look nice with a little warmth. I would just get the halo diamonds in the same color category so it doesn’t contrast at all making any yellow tint more obvious.

    But more info is needed to determine if this is a good diamond or not. like carat weight and what shape. If it’s a round, I’d be more concerned with the dimensions. It’s cut pretty shallow. Can you see the diamond or a video of it? 

    Post # 8
    4250 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    Sometimes it will show it’s warmth, but it should face up white most of the time.  As long as it is GIA or AGS… not EGL or something like that.

    Post # 9
    264 posts
    Helper bee

    It sounds like a beautiful stone! What shape are you looking at? Some shapes are especially good at hiding color, but others, like cushions, are known to show more color. If you’re not color sensitive, I think you’ll be fine getting a J in any shape, but I thought I would mention it. 

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