(Closed) K coloured diamonds – GIA graded (pics)

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Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Wow! Gorgeous ring!

what interesting information in this post. Does any one know how color reflects in fancy cuts since very good is as good as it gets? Just curious.

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@maplemag Some fancy cuts reflect colour much more than round – I think especially emerald tend to show colour particularly, so if you’re colour sensitive and don’t want to see yellow, you’d need to go to a higher colour.

Some fancy cuts are really well cut, but there is no non-subjective measure to this (except for princess cuts), since they can be so different, so any cut grade is just someone’s opinion, not based on known proportions like for rounds. So you really need to see whether it reflects light well with your own eyes, or from someone who is experienced at judging it.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@banana_nut13:  I think it was a round hearts on fire.  It looked fine inside, but in the natural sunlight it was very obviously yellow.  I don’t know a lot about diamonds, so thanks for the explanation! πŸ™‚

Post # 20
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Worker bee

@HeartsandSparkles: Hmm, that’s so weird. HOF are a proprietary brand that I’m sure would not be overly lenient on their color grading. I’d also be surprised if they didn’t use GIA or AGS to grade their diamonds.. but then again, T&Co doesn’t either πŸ˜›

Let me share my favorite “warm colored diamonds” thread: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/show-me-your-m-and-under-diamonds-please-t180912.html

Maybe you just have amazing eagle eyes that can see the warmth of WHITE as opposed to the cool, BLEACH white?

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2016

rose22:  your ring is gorgeous!!! I have a 1.01 carat K VVS2 Triple Excellent GIA Diamond Solitaire.  I love my K but I can’t tell the difference between my K and a G.  I guess I’m not color sensitive 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

shuane:  Your diamond is beautiful! I also have a K and cannot tell the difference unless it’s next to a much higher colored stone. I 100% would recomment K colored diamonds to anyone on a budget, they’re perfect! So sad that they get so much flack… 

Post # 23
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

shuane:  beautiful! I love warmer diamonds πŸ™‚

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Just reactivating this thread as I’ve read EVERY feed on here about warm/k colored diamonds while trying to make my decision.  I finally pulled the trigger and ordered one and I was fully anticipating seeing warmth, but when I ever opened the box I nearly had heart failure from how GORGEOUS and super bright white it was. It is super white 95% of the time.. the only time I’ve caught that buttery color I was anticipating (and actually really love) was outside on an overcast day. cut is king when dropping in color and honestly it’s just so sparkley that It’s hard to even  try to focus on seeing the color πŸ˜‚

GIA 3.01, SI1, no flour 

Post # 27
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Busy bee

lllkay :  Finally an oval K! Your looks lovely, did you buy it blind or in a store? Everyone says cut is important when going lower in colour but ovals don’t have a proper cut criteria! I have to say, your ring is really making me consider a K. 

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2018

whnlz :  I honestly can’t even believe people spend like $50k more just for a d color. I purchased through James Allen and felt very comfortable because of the 30 day return policy. I drove myself crazy worried about having it set in platinum, looking yellow from the side, about having flourecense, and the side stones not matching. It’s all irrelevant lol. Obviously not all diamonds are created equal, but James Allen gives you The 360 degree zoomed view. And you can tell some k’s have more yellowish tinge than others so it’s just a matter of finding one that you like the look of. GIA graded my polish and symmetry as excellent, so that’s the best chance at getting the best cut. I have a photo/videos of this compared to a D color SI2 (clarity enhanced) and a moissy.. and this was by far the best choice.  Mine is the bottom left, the brightest one 😊

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

My FH and I knew nothing about ring specs, all he knew is I wanted something dainty and elegant rather than something that really pops, and I wanted rose gold. My ring has one .25 center stone, a ton of small round and emerald cut diamonds twisted around the center stone.

My diamond is listed on the compnies site as having the lowest grade everything except for cut, yet it’s so gorgeous! I never would’ve guessed! The diamonds are more firery and clear than other rings he had looked at that actually had higher specs? I can’t complain, we got it cheaper and it’s more beautiful than I could’ve imagined!! 😍

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

This is an M. GIA triple X, VS1, HCA 2.4. Super inexpensive:)

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