(Closed) Ring Anxiety- Diamond and setting don't match?!

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Hot Ring or Hot Mess?
    Looks great, you're worried for nothing! : (85 votes)
    44 %
    This is a hot mess- did you get this at Walmart? : (24 votes)
    13 %
    Diamonds always change colors in different lighting. : (38 votes)
    20 %
    Doesn't look that great, I wouldn't wear it. : (45 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    472 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @Jackylane:  It’s not icy white, but I like it- I chose a moissanite myself, and I enjoy warmer stones. Super-white just does not have the same character and, well, warmth, to me.


    If anything, I think costume jewelry rings tend to be very white as they’re generally glass or CZ. So a warmer diamond looks like… well, a warmer diamond.


    You loved it in the store, and you’re going to love it again once it’s on your hand.


    Also, I know this is hard for us to remember because we’re all super excited about our rings, but nobody outside these jewelry forums is looking that hard at your ring, no matter how big, what color, or what setting it is. I promise. There is no need for panic. 


    Post # 4
    757 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I love the ring, and if i had that diamond I would have put it in yellow gold or rose gold to blend the colors better…. yes it is warm/brown looking in the pictures, does is look like that in real life? Some times (even with my F color diamond) it reflects a shirt ect in a picture. 


    If you dont LOVE it and you still have time I would keep looking, that said it DOES NOT LOOK LIKE IT CAME FROM WAL-MART! 


    Post # 5
    2277 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @Jackylane:  do you know the colour grade of the stone?  There are definitely things you can do to hide colour.. get a setting that hides the side profile.  I have an I colour diamond and the only time I notice colour is from the side profile.  You could also get a setting with melee of the same colour as your centre stone.  If the diamonds on that shank are whiter than you centre stone that will show its colour more.  Or you could pick a setting with no side stones and only metal.. solitaires always look whiter.  Aside from that, I like the ring and that is a beautiful size stone! Try not to panic.. pictures are seriously deceiving.  After all, most of us post our very best pictures… I rarely post a picture that depicts my diamond showing any colour.  Good luck and congrats!

    Post # 9
    3686 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    All that matter is if you like it. Do you like it? Some people prefer warmer stones, and many antique stones are warmer.

    Post # 11
    3686 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Also, rings always look better in the store. They install special lighting to make all diamonds look great, regardless of cut or color. Have you seen the diamond in natural light?

    Post # 13
    437 posts
    Helper bee

    @Jackylane:  I actually think warmer, champagne hues can be pretty. I think what’s def throwing it off to you are the diamonds in your setting that I think I see. If you had a plain band, I think you’d not even be as worried about it.

    ETA: I went from a plain band to a pave, and made sure to match my primary diamond. Otherwise it can be really easy for this to happen, even with very clear diamonds.

    Post # 14
    5238 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @Jackylane:  I think it looks wonderful, but I prefer warmer colored stones. I agree with PP, its warmer color gives it a genuine gem feel to it. No one will mistake that stone for a CZ. Congrats, its beautiful 🙂

    Post # 15
    11272 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Jackylane:  i think the biggest problem is that the colour of the centre stone and the side stones are on opposite ends of the colour scale.  it is making your centre stone look darker.  if you don’t like the colour difference, i’m sure it would look better as a solitaire.

    when you saw this diamond in the store, was it set in this setting?  is there any way that you can return the stone and upgrade to a better colour?

    Post # 16
    1125 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I sort of like it, but then again I like warmer looking stones. It doesn’t look bad at all and I think perhaps you’re nervous and being a bit overly critical.

    And I love that setting.

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