- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2008
So, for the second time during this wedding planning, a trip to “just look and try on” something yielded both of us finding exactly what we wanted. We but a deposit on both rings and I’m SO EXCITED.
I’m curious, though. How much does/did the color/clarity of your band versus your engagement ring factor in? What I mean is, if you found a band with smaller set diamonds (as I did) that is several color grades higher than your engagement diamond (as mine is), do you think they can/do look mismatched? Here’s a picture of my trying on the set (on my pinky because the band was too small…I have gross vienna sausage fingers…size 7.25…diamond specs for both rings are below)
Okay..first let me say, my engagement diamond is a 1.2 carat round brilliant, VS1, color grade I (near colorless) and tends to look bright white in most light, which I love…and it’s very sparkly. Its official GIA/EGL (European gemological analysis place) paperwork says it is actually slightly blue. Oddly, in this picture (taken on my iPhone) it managed to catch and reflect the yellow tone of the lighting in the jewelery store. It NEVER looks yellowish like it does in this picture (because it’s not yellow!), so that kinda sucks.
Okay, so the band. The band is a .51CTW 13-stone round brilliant cut band-stones go halfway around. The diamonds are VS1, color grade F (colorless) and, as seen in the picture, look very bright white. They’re gorgeous. In person, I never thought twice about any differences between color of the diamonds. but in this picture, I am wondering if maybe these looks mismatched because the band appears so much brighter and whiter than my other diamond. In person, though, it’s not as extreme. Mostly I was too distracted by the sparkle to really take notice. But I think I would have noticed if it was really…noticeable, I guess!! Hahah.
Does the gradation of your diamonds affect your choices? Do you think it’s appropriate to have diamonds that are relatively similar in color and clarity?
And lastly…do you think my set looks okay together?? It’s exactly what I wanted, but I hope it looks good in person all the time. Odds are, I’m over thinking this, which is what I’m notorious for (just read anything I posted about my dress when I found it…major buyer’s-doubt/anxiety!)
Here’s both of ours together 🙂 FI’s is a 9mm beveled tungsten