(Closed) Need honest opinions on my diamond and ring……I'm an over thinker

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Will this specific stone look too yellowy?
    yes : (18 votes)
    17 %
    I don't think so : (27 votes)
    26 %
    It will be gorgeous, stop overthinking! : (58 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 2
    1607 posts
    Bumble bee

    alanapowell:  How colour sensitive are you? I have a heart brilliant J colour diamond with a pretty excellent cut and I don’t think she looks yellow. Sometimes in some lights she will have a warmth but not yellow and if anything you can see the colour more in photos than real life. And a round brilliant shows less colour than fancy cuts like mine. I think it’ll look fantastic once it’s set, you can see a bit of colour from the bottom but that won’t be noticeable when set.

    Post # 4
    521 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    I think you should be fine, mine’s a color grade lower & looks white almost always. A J is still in the near colorless range, so it should be fine. Pricescope is a great place for info & pics!

    Post # 6
    558 posts
    Busy bee

    alanapowell:  I have a .30ct round K VVS, crown of light cut, and I’ve never seen the color in it, spotlighting or sun light, in the car, and it shines like crazy all day every day, also the fact that it’s not a big diamond helps. So I’d say you made a great choice and you should be just fine!

    Post # 8
    618 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    It should be totally okay, J is near colorless, even though it is the lowest recommended color for a white gold band. If you are totally worried, go with a J that has a slight blue floresence, that will counteract any color it may give off 😉

    Post # 10
    381 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    J in itself is fine for a round brilliant, but I would be a bit concerned about it matching up with the pave, which is G-H. (I’m really into the Q&A section of diamonds.pro, and they push H and sometimes I for JA pave settings.) I know with larger side stones JA will match to the center stone if you request it, but I’m not sure about the tiny pave stones. They actually have several completed rings with J colored diamonds, if you scroll around below the photo, including a couple very close to your diamond size. I can tell a difference between the stones, but with how small they are, it may not be very obvious to most people in real life. I have heard that if you request the different color-grade stones, though, it’s considered custom, and you can’t return it. That may not be an issue for you guys, though, since you’re already getting a custom head.

    Beautiful diamond, btw! It will look crazy huge on that thin band. You’ll have to update us when it comes in and is on your hand. 

    Post # 11
    370 posts
    Helper bee

    alanapowell:  the cut on that stone is incredible, I actually like the color a lot. Are you having it ser in white, yellow or rose?

    Post # 12
    80 posts
    Worker bee


    bourdon:  Totally agree with the pave stone comment. I have an oval double halo set in rose gold with a light brown L stone. It used to be a regular L, which is two color grades lower than yours, and it drove me nuts haha. I’m also very color sensitive. The rose gold didn’t help either. If you’re worried about it and willing to change the metal, you could try yellow gold! 

    Post # 13
    1357 posts
    Bumble bee

    I agree with PP’s, it’s a lovely stone, but my main concern would be putting that stone up against the GH stones on the band. If it were me personally, I would have gone down a smidge on the clarity, ( to a VS2, and bumped the color to an H.) If you’re unhappy when it’s all done, can you exchange it??? 

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by  beetruz13.
    Post # 14
    1607 posts
    Bumble bee

    alanapowell:  Haha, me neither. At first when I was told the diamond they found me was a J colour I was just as worried and concerned as you, then I saw her in person… The cut will help a lot on the colour and takes it away, with the diamond you have chosen this shouldn’t be a problem. Mine has faint fluorescence and helps it appear whiter too, so the fluorescence will help on the J colour. But personally like I said before at times she shows warmth and especially in photos but never actually looks yellow. I wouldn’t worry if you’ve seen some in person and couldn’t tell they were J’s. Plus, your one is GIA certified so you know that it has been graded well and will get your money’s worth! 

    Aww thank you. My setting wasn’t made by James Allen but is inspired by one of theirs. I live in the UK so would have been expensive to get it over so I found someone to do it based on it, plus James Allen didn’t do it with a heart shaped either.

    0.51 heart brilliant, vs2, J colour with faint fluorescent.

    i wouldn’t worry, your ring is going to look stunning! 

    Post # 15
    5567 posts
    Bee Keeper

    J’s and K’s get a yellow rap, and it’s just not true.  With that setting it’s going to be breathtaking!

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