Honesty Hour: K Color Diamonds

posted 1 month ago in Rings
Post # 46
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2019

Maybe I am not color sensitive, but I don’t see the color in your ring.  It’s gorgeous! My best friend has a J colored diamond in a yellow gold setting and it does not look colored to me at all.  It’s sparkly and beautiful.

Post # 49
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Newbee

I have a GIA 1.8 J, excellent cut VS2, with no fluorescence in Platinum. I also scored a 0 on the color sensitivity test and I do see color in my stone, but I wouldn’t say it bothers me.  Mostly it faces up totally white, but in poor lighting situations (like my apartment, pictured here) I do see color. When shopping, I compared this stone to H and I stones in various lighting and ultimately went with the J, but I can see myself upgrading to a higher color someday. I doubt anyone notices besides me, as nobody else is staring at my ring all day, and I get compliments on the sparkle all the time. If you love it, you can find great value in lower colored stones. 

Post # 50
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Newbee

Mine’s a K in 14k yellow gold. She’s a GIA “very good” cut (they don’t grade fancy cut diamonds excellent for cut). Honestly, I love her colour. I really only notice yellowness under yellow light, which isn’t actually the diamond. I love love love that it’s not a super cold stone, and she has so much fire. She faces up extremely white in direct sun and overcast days. Pics for ref!

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This one is my ring in the evening direct light – couldn’t believe the fire and how white she was!

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Here she is showing a little ‘warmth’ but definitely no yellow/brown tint.

Wouldn’t trade her ever!

Post # 51
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5572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’m very colour sensitive but I love low coloured diamonds. I think they look so much more interesting than stark white, however I think they look better in yellow or rose gold and as personal preference I think they look a bit off in white gold. 

Post # 52
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

newbee5 :  I had a K colour diamond which I dont have anymore (returned as it was mis-sold to us, specs were all majorly inflated by at least two colours, clarity and even the carat weight was rounded up). If I am honest the warmth did bother me, but that was partly due to the fact that I knew it wasnt a G. Mine was a princess cut and I just prefer linear stones to be higher up the colour scale. I do however think that rounds in warmer colours are absolutely stunning. 

Post # 54
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609 posts
Busy bee

Mine is a K. But I love warmer diamonds. IMO It gives the diamond it’s own character. Most of the time it faces up white

Post # 55
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639 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

owls :  sorry to go off topic, but are those… dewdrops on your pinky nails??? How do you get that effect?

Post # 56
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

newbee5 :  years ago, just after I got engaged. I won a pair of diamond studs from a jewellery store competition after I purchased a gift for my mums birthday. They were ungraded but I noticed that they were very sparkly but has a beautiful yellowish warmth to them. I’d never really ever until that point seen a warmer diamond and was really baffled why non fancy coloured warmth was considered a negative thing in the diamond world!

I love those earrings so much and my husband is yet unawares but he’s buying me a rhr with a low color grade diamond for our 10 year wedding anniversary because I love warm diamonds so much! 😊

OP, is ask to see the ring and examine it in different lights to see if it speaks to you enough for it to be the ring you want to wear for life. It might be too yellow for your tastes and its an expensive exercise to return a diamond or upgrade to something else after the return period is over. 

Post # 57
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609 posts
Busy bee

BuzzedBumblingBee :  Yes they are lol. Once you finish apply your gel color and put your nails under UV light  between each coat you apply a matte finish then cure it.  Then you get your gel top coat. I used a set of pen like tools that have a ball at the end of them in different sizes and dip that into the top coat and did the drops in different sizes then cured it under UV light. It’s the first time I tried this and I was happy with the out come. I hope this helps. Have fun trying it out.

Post # 60
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290 posts
Helper bee

newbee5 : congratulations on your new diamond! did you take pics of side by side comparison by any chance? Curious to see the colour difference.

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