(Closed) K colored diamonds

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Helper bee

leahsullyjohn:  this is the I diamond I just posted vs the K diamond you posted just so you can  see the color difference. 

Post # 32
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Blushing bee

My engagement ring is an I that faces up very white.  I don’t like the icy whiteness of D-F and when we purchased, my I had a better HCA score than the H we saw, so we went with it.  (Cut was most important to me.)  Occasionally, I’ll see a bit of warmth from the side.  It’s not yellow, it’s just a soft white and not icy white.

I also own an OEC that is J/K.  I can see the color in that, but as PPs have said, it gives it an antique feel.  The stone is almost 100 years old and from family, so I’m fine with that.

 

E ring below.

model shot of ring

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I have a K (faint brown) colored round brilliant! It faces up so white and was such a good value. It’s set in yellow gold and looks great. 

Post # 34
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Now you have posted size of what you are looking at I’ll mention that that is the size of mine. 

I’m in Australia and to have got a diamond with the exact same specs as mine it would have been $80,000 AU (FI’s after tax salary for the year).

Mine was about the same as a 1.3 H with reasonable specs or I could get my slightly coloured one with beautiful specs- everyone (even guys) comment on the sparkle.

I’m a size 7.5 and I was initially looking at about a carat, but looking at the stone I ended up getting beside the smaller whiter one there was no contest.

If you’re buying online maybe go to a jewller when they’re not busy and have a look. A smaller one is better as they often don’t have the crazy lighting. You can go back and buy your wedding bands there so you haven’t wasted their time.

Also if you do want a diamond band you will probably want to go to a small jewller that will be flexible and set it with i’s- that is if you don’t want contrast. A lot of the big places don’t have design control and can’t or faux-snooty places are above it. Strangely the best bespoke place in Sydney was fine with it- but it was going to be half the price of the e-ring lol

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

skplue:  faint brown can be so beautifu- lovely champagney quality 

Post # 36
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Sugar bee

leahsullyjohn:  i think you actually have your metals-warm diamonds backwards! typically, the advice is to set a warmer diamond in yellow or rose gold, since the contrast between the warm metal and the white(ish) stone will play up the stone’s white-ness, making it appear less warm. setting a warm stone against a white metal does the opposite – the contrast with the white, makes the stone appear MORE yellow (just like sitting a warm stone next to whiter diamonds make the yellow more noticable than if it were sitting by itself)

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - The Summit Country Day School Chapel/The Hilton Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors

Here is my K! I don’t think it looks yellow at all. We looked at whiter diamonds but they were almost too white and I preferred the depth of the K. The jeweler also thinks it’s probably closer to J than K. 

Post # 40
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Busy bee

Mine us K color with excellent cut.  I don’t usually see any warmth.  Only certain lighting, and only very rarely. 

Post # 43
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Helper bee

Here’s my K! The lighting wasn’t great, but It’s extremely sparkly. 1.33 carats, excellent cut, VS2

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