(Closed) K color, VVS1 diamond?

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Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Ks will show color, even a triple X. I think I found it . To me, I see the color from the face. If you will set in yellow gold, you might be ok with it, but I really prefer modern round to be H or better (unless super ideal). In white metal, you will really see the body color. Only you can decide how color sensitive you are. 

For comparison, here is a HPD J that I woudl buy. Can you see how white it is from above?  

 http://highperformancediamonds.com/shop/clarity/HPD7895/

From JA, would these work?

  • HCA is below 2. G color. Fait fluorescense. From JA, here are a few choices. 

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.70-carat-g-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-2426196

  • This is a bit smaller, but true hearts and arrows and pretty nice. AGS cert. 

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.62-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-2666483

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Here are some threads showing warmer diamonds. Make sure you look at the cert type. AGS and GIA grade color similarly. EGL and other are much softer and you have to assume colors at this end of the scale are 1 color lower than GIA.

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/any-bees-have-k-colored-diamonds/

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/show-me-your-k-m-colored-diamonds-please/

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/can-i-see-real-life-pics-of-warmer-diamond-colors-j-k-l-m/

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Mine is like I or J.. I had the same logic as you.  I picked a yellow gold setting partly bc I wanted to finagle my budget.  I feel like mine is kind of towing the “too warm” line sometimes.  Prob couldn’t tell in a photo though.

 

Idk how representative the photos you see online will be- you’d really have to look in person

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper

If you want the best bang for your buck I would go down in clarity a bit in favor of color. No one is going to be able to tell the difference between a VVS1 and a VS 1 or 2 as long as it is eye clean. I agree with a PP and would also shoot for an H or better all else being equal. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Totally agree with what what PP said regarding sacrificing clarity. Mine is a G, triple ex l, no Fluro and an SI1. It’s completely eye clean and very sparkly. It looks colourless and you really can’t see any flaws at all……trust me I’ve looked ha. You might not even need to go as low as SI1 but here is how mine looks as an example  

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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lovesbooks99 :  good luck. It’s really hard to get the right balance isn’t it but research really pays off! I hope you find something amazing xx 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I have a K colored diamond with VS1 clarity and high fluorescence. I think most of the time my diamond looks white, especially from the face up.  In slight sunlight it may have a certain tint that I mainly see when looking at it from the side. I do love the fire that the diamond gives off, I’ve heard that diamonds with more color give off more fire. I’ve never had anyone comment negatively on the color in real life so I’m happy with it. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

If you are color sensitive I would not go with a K. Some days my I looks ice white/clear and some days it looks very yellow tinted. Just my opinion if you aren’t a color girl ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

lovesbooks99 A SI1 may or may not be eye-clean. Usually either you or a gemologist needs to have a look. Most of the good online retailers (JA, Whiteflash, Brian Gavin, Good Old Gold, ID Jewelery) have inhouse gemologist that can ‘call’ a stone and look at it in person for you. ID Jewelry is particularly good at finding eye-clean SI stones. JA’s inhouse gemologist are not always great at recommending a stone, but they seem pretty good about saying it is or is not eye-clean. A good cut does not make a big flaw hidden. A good cut gives you good performance and that may help mask some kinds of flaws and certainly helps with color. 

All of these are SI1 (from http://diamondsgeek.com/diamond-clarity-vs1-vs2-si1-si2/)

SI1-Diamond-Clarity-Guide

 

lovesbooks99 You have an existing 1.5 ct. Do you want the new stone to fit into that setting or will you be getting the little diamond a new setting? If it needs to fit in the 1.5ct, that may or may not be possible. You’d need to bring your existing ring to a jeweler and ask how much play you have in the existing prongs in terms of size (spread, mm). 

If you let us know what size (mm) you are looking for and your budget, us busyBees can look around for more options. Do you have any interest in old cut stones? (poke around on Jewels by Grace). If so, that may provide some options as they can be a better deal. 

 

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have an M color, and I see it’s warmth only sometimes. Yeah, you could move up to a J with VS clarity but I don’t really see the point, you’d have to go up a few color grades before the difference would be readily apparent. I’d get a larger, lower color diamond any day ๐Ÿ™‚ 

This is from JA, GIA triple X m color, VS1 

 

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