(Closed) Right hand ring diamond choice!! Opinions please!

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My e-ring is a D color and the ring I wear on my right hand has an N color diamond. I like the contrast. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee

A J oval is going to show a lot of tint. Personally, I don’t care for so called “warm” diamonds, I either like them to look white, or look fancy colored on purpose. Can you go lower in color and play up with color? A light yellow oval would be beautiful, and the w-z colors are usually a good bargain. I have a Y-Z yellow pear that looks like a fancy yellow. The differences in the color when graded are slight.

But otherwise, I’d go with the D color, if those are the only 2 choices. Are you in a hurry or can you keep looking?

Also ovals are a tricky cut, so make sure you love the facet pattern.

What about this one? Antique ovals are so rare. http://www.jewelsbygrace.com/loose-diamonds/1-ct-to-2-00/1-01ct-antique-oval-cut-diamond-gia-i-vvs2#.VuLOlfHqkrI

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Although my diamond is an E, I’ve come to find that I like a little warmth. But that said, J color is generally not recommended for ovals and I definitely wouldn’t recommend it for anyone who would mind seeing color in their diamond as ovals are going to show tint more than a round would. I probably wouldn’t go below an H — unless I specifically wanted a warmer diamond and/or intended to set it in yellow gold. 

D color, on the other hand, is probably overkill. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend paying the premium for D color when you most likely won’t be able to tell the difference between a D and an F. 

Cut is the most important thing, especially with a fancy shape. Agree with PP that you should make sure you love the facet pattern. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

Personally, I prefer the J colored stone.  I generally prefer stones with a little color, and considering this is a right-hand ring, it’s likely that you already have a near-colorless white diamond.  So why not go for something a little more out of the ordinary?

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

I like the warmer colored oval.  Both are gorgeous.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I like the one you already have better. I’m a big fan of chubby ovals (my own has a L/W ratio of 1.36 so I’m biased πŸ™‚ ). Plus the J color looks pretty dark and ovals show more color than a lot of other cuts.

I think the sweet spot for an oval is F color, and you can probably go down to VS2 clarity for a diamond that size. However, when I was buying my oval I saw a glut of D color stones (and ended up choosing one myself). I have no idea why there are so many D color ovals out there.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

 

punkybrewster:  ugh! Stop! I’m going to spend all of my money on a diamond I don’t have any use for! They are all Sooo gorgeous!!!! Omg! I want them all!

 

I personally perfer the j, but that’s me! If colored stones bother you then I wouldbt get it. Or why don’t you return the one and then see the bigger one in person and go from there? 

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

I’d go for the D as the cut is better and it appears to sparkle more. I also like a “fatter” oval, so the ratio of the D more my style. Both really are gorgeous though!

 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by  MrsT2009.
  • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by  MrsT2009.
Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

The stone you picked is GORGEOUS 😍😍😍 that rep steered you right! Congrats on your new bling!

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