(Closed) Poll: Color

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Has anyone ever asked you about the color of your ring?
    No...never : (39 votes)
    81 %
    Yes...only 1 person : (6 votes)
    13 %
    Yes...but less than 5 people : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Yes...but only 6-10 people : (0 votes)
    Yes...maybe 10-20 people : (0 votes)
    Yes...definitely more than 20 people : (0 votes)
    Yes but it was only because I was talking about the other 3 Cs...just to be complete : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Socrates: I would never ask because it either looks white (and then it doesn’t matter what it is) or it looks kind of yellowish (and then I would feel rude and snobby pointing that out).  Nobody has asked me, either.

    Post # 5
    Member
    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    People usually just say “Oh, Sparkle!!!!”

    Post # 7
    Member
    2829 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Only one person has discussed this with me, and we were discussing rings and diamonds in general at the time.

     

    @deliciousappleblue:

    “I would never ask because it either looks white (and then it doesn’t matter what it is) or it looks kind of yellowish (and then I would feel rude and snobby pointing that out).”

    this.

    Post # 9
    Member
    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Socrates: I’m really not sure.  I was actually just wondering that same question myself!  I don’t inspect other people’s jewelry that closely, to be honest.  But I’ve looked pretty damn close at mine, and even though mine aren’t all the way to the “colourless” end of the scale, they still look pretty bright white to me.  I think you’d have to be around the middle of the scale or lower for it to start getting obvious, and once you get all the way to the other side, you’re looking at a yellow diamond anyway, which is just as “desirable” price/rarity-wise as a colourless one.

    EDIT: There is no OBVIOUS difference between a D and F, in my opinion, unless your diamond is so effing huge that you can actually see what colour it is.  I think at that point you’re paying for the right to say you have a flawless D more than anything.

    Post # 11
    Member
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Nope, I have worn my engagement ring for 19 months now, and I have never been asked color or clarity.  I had one person ask me what cut it was, princess stones aren’t too common around here.

    Post # 12
    Member
    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Socrates: I am Canadian! 🙂  And yes, near colourless is just as good, at least by me.  I don’t know anyone who could tell the difference just from looking.

    Post # 13
    Member
    806 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My ring’s color is H and I think it looks plenty white.  No yellow cast to it at all.  In future diamond purchases I’ll probably stay in the G-H range.

     

    D-E-F are great, but IMO it’s the equivalent of paying more to have VVS+ clarity… if you’re a jewelry “purist” then it matters to you, but don’t expect anyone else to know the difference or be more impressed on the sight of it. 

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