J Colored Solitaire Cushion Cut 1.5ish carats?

posted 4 months ago in Rings
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2021

J diamonds set in white or platinum will still appear almost colorless. I have a J!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Love cushions! Picture? Also, I hear that lower color grades look whiter if there’s fluorescence! I believe they look whiter in natural light and a tad warm indoors.

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Blushing bee

Depends on who certified the diamond.  GIA certification is the most reputable and consistent.  AGS is as well but is known to be a bit softer on color grading.  All the other labs (and diamonds that are not lab certified but instead treaded by the jeweler) are a complete crap shoot. Also, lower colors have broader ranges, so there are “high Js” and “low Js”.  Also depends on the shape of the stone. Certain shapes hide color better.  It’s probably best to check out GIA certified cushion cuts in varying colors in person to see how tolerant to lower colors you are. GL

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I personally love a J-K diamond. I think they have more depth 🙂 That being said, I think you have to see it in person to find out what your tolerance to color is.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I love “lower” color diamonds and have a J but it’s a round brilliant and they show color less that other cuts. I rarely see any color in it and when I do I love the way it looks! It’s set in white gold and doesn’t ever look yellow. 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Forgot to attach photo 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

 

vestedbee :  Where is the idea that AGS is looser on color grading coming from? I believe they’re as strict as GIA. For rounds, their cut standards are stricter. If my information is wrong, I definitely want to know. 🙂

 

To OP: J’s can be tricky. The larger the stone, the more color it can show. Rounds tend to hide color the most. If it’s a solitaire, you should be fine. If there are other stones, it may show the difference.

I have a J in white gold, but it’s a round and less than a carat. It’s pretty white and I love it.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2021

ambivalence :  Thank you! I snapped a pic of the invoice and GIA report for you to see the specs. My ring is Brilliant Earth.

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Helper bee

I have also heard that AGS is softer on color than GIA, but they are definitely more strict on cut. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I have a J too! I never notice any color in it. I have it set in white gold. It’s 1.3 ct, emerald cut. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

J in Rose Gold 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

GIA grading is important. Other grading organizations can be very generous, and grade stones that face up as L or M as a “J”.

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