K coloured diamonds – GIA graded (pics)

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

well, vvs2 and excellent cut should definitely make it sparkle like crazy! That’s probably the first thing I’d notice!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

@rose22:  Oh I bet! Smile If you are not color sensitive it’s not an issue. I am very color sensitive personally but the cut of the diamond makes a huge difference.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@rose22:  The cut of the diamond helps more than the clarity. Beautiful diamond you got there!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

There is also a little slack because your band is yellow gold.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

It’s gorgeous!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Mine is K colored according to the appraisal.  I never see the yellow, I remember being in shock to see it when the guy took these appraisal pics, it seems odd to see it be yellow.  Mine is an I2, its a good cut, no fluoresence.  (Pretty much the polar opposite of yours!) It’s funny because most people would consider those stats crappy and if he told me about it before hand I probably would have been worried lol.  But nope its friggen beautiful lol. 

We looked at several diamonds together and I didn’t like any!  I told him I wanted it to be sparkily, have no visible inclusions that I can see on the face and I that I would have prefered that he fill it with a something on the 1.25 carat end, which was the biggest diamond that would fit into this heirloom platinum setting (the smallest that could have fit was 1 carat.)  He really listened because that’s exactly what I got!  I love my diamond, but then again most women are in love with their e-ring.  Thank goodness the bee gives us a place to show them off.  Here’s a crapload of pics.

Appraisal pic:

The first ring pic:

A (dirty) close up:

Another close up in blue tint (still dirty lol):

And the chart:

 

Post # 12
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Worker bee

Beautiful ring. It’s not the clarity that affects the color, it’s the cut. An excellent cut diamond will appear brighter, since it’s reflecting more light back. This makes it look BIGGER, and WHITER than an equivalent diamond of a poorer cut grade.

 

Congratulations, he did very well 😀

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@rose22:  That’s the whitest K-coloured diamond I’ve ever seen. I would never have guessed. Simply beautiful.  

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’ve never seen a K in person.  I saw a J and it looked SOOOOO yellow.  Couldn’t handle it at all (personally).  But in those pictures yours doesn’t look yellow at all!! Gorgeous!!

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Worker bee

H&S – if a J looked “sooo yellow” to you, it probably wasn’t even a J. Who graded it? Anyone can grade anything, and claim it to be anything. I’ve seen supposed I’s and J’s at the mall jewelry stores that look dirty yellow-brown, and make my M appear bleach white in comparison! It’s sort of like… when you’re talking with one friend, and she thinks a color is lavendar, but you swear it’s more orchid. Your eyes percieve it differently, and you name it differently. Color is subjective. All these little companies name their own diamonds and write their own paperwork for them, and claim they’re so-and-so color. The only way to have a true color comparison is to compare it to a very strict GIA set of colors. ONLY GIA graded stones will be reliable with color. EGL is known to be ~2 grades off, on average, but I have seen stones that were graded J that were truly Q-R’s when tested on a colorimeter. AGS also tends to be softer on color. Any other grading company is really just bogus stuff mall stores come up with. I’m betting my money that the J you saw was not really a J.

 

rose – your Fiance did his homework, you should really, really be proud. Most men don’t. 🙂 If you want to see the visual difference between an ideal cut diamond vs. a “very good” diamond (in cut grading, very good is actually crap), here is a comparison of two diamonds, both the same dimensions (5mm), but look how much BIGGER and brighter the well cut diamond is!

 

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