(Closed) Here are some colorless vs near colorless picture comparisons.

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
2497 posts
Buzzing bee

@katy13:  Cool! Is the cut quality the same in both rings? I don’t really see much yellow in the bottom stone, but it appears to be reflecting less white light than the top stone.

ETA: Which is which? They look nearly identical in size and I’m not size or color sensitive!

Post # 5
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Two beautiful ovals!!!!

Post # 6
2050 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Oooooo how helpful! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

awesome! i actually prefer the G over the D in the case of these two. But its all up to personal taste! thanks for showing!

Post # 8
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

few questions before a legit comparison can be made:

1) are both certified by the same certification?

2) what are the other specs of each ring? (clarity, and cut rating)

3) have both been properly cleaned at the same time?

Post # 9
9681 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I have a D flawless too. I was able to see a stark difference when compared with other stones in the store. I could care less either way, but it’s what Fiance wanted to get.

Post # 13
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think it’s really difficult to make these kinds of comparisons fair.  Not all VS2 stones are created equal, some are more cloudy than others, which can affect how white/sparkly it is.  Also, were both stones cleaned the same way right before this test?   The G stone could have had a year of dirt/grime on it from day to day wear, for all we know.

The reason I’m saying this, is that usually a G color would not appear as yellow as in these pictures here.  I am a proud owner of a beautiful J-colored stone, and the only time I see any warmth in it is in direct sunlight.  It’s a beautiful stone, and never appears as dull and non-white as the G you’re showing here.

Anyway, just my 2 cents. One can save a ton of money by going with a G-colored stone or lower, and in my opinion, they look just as beautiful, even if sometimes showing a bit of color.  Here are some examples of my stone in different lighting, and one to show some color in it:

Natural indirect light:


Fluorescent light:


Direct sunlight:


Sparkling like a mothereffer in the car on a cloudy day:


Showing some color (indirect sunlight, I think):

Post # 14
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

And, OP, your ring is obviously made of GORGEOUS!  Lucky girl!  


And it is possible, that my stone would appear more yellow when directly next to a less colored stone, but you could never tell unless directly comparing them, I guess.

Lesser colored stones get a lot of flac here on the bee, I just wanted to show that they’re not so bad!


Post # 15
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

Love oval rings.  Thanks for posting.

Post # 16
6355 posts
Bee Keeper

Cool pictures, OP! Yours is certainly bright bright white (well, colorless, but you know what I mean) in comparison. Seems like your mom’s has more of a grayish and/or brownish rather than yellowish undertone, which I know is fairly common too. You can tell better the tone of the color in person and from the side though.

My diamond is an F and I adore it, but I do love to see the pizzazz of a D!

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