Help! Why is my ring dark? Should I return it?

posted 5 months ago in Engagement
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

The diamond’s proportions are within AGS ideal and GIA excellent ranges. It’s very common for ideal cuts to appear “dark” in direct light. I purchased my ideal cut diamond from Yadav as well and they have excellent customer service if you decide to swap out diamonds. 

Post # 5
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1602 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

Is it dark to the eye or just in photos? My ring photographs so dark but it’s clear to the eye! 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

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@Hawkeye378:  

Have you posted this on pricescope? They have people there who can deissect those specs and really help you figure it out. They can also help you select a replacement if you decide you’d rather exchange it.

Post # 7
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8363 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

It only really looks dark in two of the pics. Does it look dark to your eye or just to the camera? What lighting have you viewed it in? Some lightings make any diamond look like shit and some make it shine. Take a freshly cleaned diamond to Costco or Walmart and it’s dazzling because of the high spotlights. Also under a tree on a sunny day is some of the BEST lighting, especially for pictures. 
honestly, looking at the specs and the pics, I think it looks really nice. The arrows are stunning, and (not to knock your photography skills too much) with some better lighting and practice this would be a model stone! 

Post # 8
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254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I think your diamond is beautiful! I had similar doubts when I got my first RB diamond. I wasn’t used to seeing a triple ex RB diamond especially in that size ( I had fancy cuts and they appeared whiter). It took me about 2 weeks to warm up to it, I thought it looked fake lol try running the specs through this : https://www.pricescope.com/hca and see what you got. Also look at your diamond when you have a white shirt on. I bet it will be much lighther then! 

Post # 9
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254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

ok so I did it for you. If you wanna return the diamond I’ll give you my address to send it to 😀 I recommend reading Pricescope, they talk about white looking diamonds vs max brilliance diamonds

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