(Closed) “i” colored diamond

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
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134 posts
Blushing bee

My ring is an I color SI2 old European cut diamond set in platinum and it almost always appears white. I know this is oddly specific, but mine only reflects yellow when I’m in my living room during the day with the blinds cracked so the sunlight coming through is limited/filtered lol   

Here it is under direct sunlight, florescent office lights, and soft halogen lighting. Sorry the pics are so big they’re uploaded from my phone!

Post # 32
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174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I think it will help. But I also think you can find a potentially better diamond for around the same price as what you’re paying. My brother got a ~.95 ct. J (or maybe even K!) in a gold setting on James Allen for around $3300. The diamond has really great specs and performs super well. It faces up white even in the gold setting. Sometimes I even get a little jealous of his fiance’s ring. 😉

Post # 34
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942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

themrsnewbie :  is it GIA  rated I ? If not i wouldn’t trust any other certificate with color grades 

Post # 35
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174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

themrsnewbie :  it’s not all about color. A lot of how a diamond appears has to do with performance,  which takes into account a lot more about the diamond than its color. We’re talking measurements, other specs like cut and polish, etc. 

The Holloway Cut Adviser was one of the helpful tools when we were helping my brother pick a diamond. Once you do a bit more research, you’ll see that there’s a ton that goes into performance of a particular diamond. He wanted a larger diamond that was still within his budget, so he loosened up on his color preference and found a high performing diamond that looks great. 

Bottom line, you can’t just say “this .95 ct I color diamond is better than this .95 ct J color diamond.” This is why a lot of people prefer to buy their own diamond and have it set, rather than walk into a store and buy a ring as is. You have a lot more control over your stone that way. 

Hope This Helps.

Post # 36
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Sugar bee

Here’s a newer pic – I think this is the most yellow my stone ever looks – which is quite yellow. 

Also, yes, I agree with PP that GIA/AGS I will be very different from an I graded at most other labs. My stone is an AGS I.

 

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