(Closed) My diamond is beautifully…. yellow tinted

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mine doesn’t sorry :T however whenever I go into Jared it looks really yellow because of the weird lighting they have in there which boggles my mind since you would think they would have the best lighting for diamonds. It might just be the lighting or it could just be the quality of the diamond.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This happened with my diamond and it was due to the hard water at our house (I didn’t take my ring off in the shower).  Put your ring in a mixture of 1/2 water and 1/2 vinegar to see if that helps. This took my diamond back to it’s D clarity! 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

You know, yellow diamonds (canary diamonds) are considered a “fancy color” and are very valued. Diamonds come in all sorts of colors, and it’s lovely to hear how much you love your ring.

But it sounds like the juxtaposition of the engagement ring diamond with the wedding band diamonds is what bothers you most, not the color of the ring itself. Can you wear the rings on separate fingers? Try the engagement ring out on your right hand, you might like it and then both hands get to have some bling πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Amaroo,

I know what you mean about hard water. The hard water at my Aunt’s house turned her hair bright orange.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Mine’s a fancy yellow diamond– so very yellow on purpose πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The yellow color you’re seeing is because of the color of the diamond. Color ranges from D all the way to Z. Usually if a diamond is a K or more in color, you can see a slight yellow tinge to it (depending how sensitive you are to color). Some people can even see a slight yellow tinge when the diamond is nearly colorless (G, H, I, J) It doesn’t make your diamond any less beautiful, though! Some people prefer colorless, while others like a little bit of color in their diamonds.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love my ring, and the diamond is gorgeous, but C valued clarity above everything else and, as I had told him I was ok with a color of I or J, got me a diamond which is…I or J (I can’t remember anymore!). It bothered me at first, because I valued color more than clarity. He wanted as close to internally flawless as possible, whereas I didn’t care as long as it wasn’t visible to the naked eye. I realized, though, that I can’t really see the color when I look at it from the top, although there is a definite yellow tint when I look at it from the side. Now I don’t even really notice it because I don’t look for it anymore. I’m way more caught up in how it sparkles. πŸ™‚

I have a picture of it from the side, but you can’t really see the yellow in the picture because of the flash, so I found this scale instead. This is exactly what mine looks like (I/J) when i look at it from the side, but only in certain lighting (usually sunlight).

http://www.diamondarticles.com/diamond-charts.php

 

ETA: my ring is also set in a white metal, so I’m thinking that doesn’t help the noticeability. πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

^ Great chart! Thanks for posting.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I *think* (not sure) you can get a diamond heat treated to improve color if you don’t like the yellow.

Also, if you like yellow gold, you can get it set in yellow gold so it is less noticeable.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I believe that you can only treat Mossanite to get it to improve color, not diamonds. I agree, the yellow tint is probably coming for the color of the diamond. Since the other diamonds you have may be more colorless, this can exaggerate the yellow color more.

I think going for yellow gold would help it!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011
I’m in a similar situation myself, Fiance bought me a beautiful 2 carat cushion solitaire. He purchased it from an estate dealer, so it wasn’t certified just came with an appraisal. The color was graded as I but another jeweler we had look at it said it was more like a J, the ring has a lot of blue fluor so it looks pretty white in fluorescence/bright lighting but I can see a yellow tint in more natural light (particularly on an overcast day). It’s pretty noticeable to me since it is set in platinum and the micropave on the band looks more white (diamonds were graded G-H and are much smaller, hence whiter).
 
It really bothered me initially because the ring is so beautiful, if the center stone was just a tad whiter it would be completely perfect. But I had to realize that we got a tremendous deal on the ring itself, so it’s not like he got ripped off (paid 5k for a stone that is probably worth >15k) and that no one has noticed but me and my Fiance. Most of the time I get lots of compliments on its size and how clear it looks since it’s a VVS1 (basically no inclusions, even under a loupe x10 mag). I really don’t think most people (unless they’re color sensitive or a jeweler) would notice the color! So eventually I stopped worrying about it and just started loving my ring for what it is! In fact, there are many people who prefer warmer diamonds as opposed to icy white ones.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You’re not alone. My engagement ring has a very slight green/gray tint to it, only noticable from the side view on overcast days. From the top it sparkles and looks awesome, and I’ve become so used to it it doesn’t bother me. I guess, take comfort that not everyone has the “perfect” engagment ring, and trust me, we don’t spend our lives looking at other gal’s rings and looking for flaws.

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