Post # 1
Hi all! This is such an exciting time for us. I got to pick my own ring. Me and my Boyfriend or Best Friend decited to order 0.5 carat, J colour, triple EX, ideal cut round solitaire without seeing it (Blue Nile). It should be here in a week. I am so excited to see how it looks IRL. Will I like it…? Will I see any tint? I have never seen J colour diamond in real life but the exchange policy is good so no worries if we don’t like it.
Has any of you seen round J colour solitaire and been dissapointed? Can you post some not so good (unflattering) pictures of your J color solitaire?
Post # 2
Aweds89: I can’t help with posting pics of J colored stones. But I wanted to reply to say how excited I am for you. Hopefully, the week will pass by quickly so that your ring is with you super fast. I’m sure it will be beautiful!
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman
There’s some threads on J colored diamonds if you search. I used to have a diamond that was J or K (I don’t remember) and it looked very white to me.
Post # 4
Given it has an ideal/Excellent cut and isn’t a huge stone, it will be pretty darn white! I’m sure you will love it and won’t see much warmth or any at all. Can’t wait to see it!
Post # 5
Its not letting me post a pic but my ring is on the bee. Its a 1/2ct 14k WG VVS1 with H-K color. I hardly ever see the warm color unless in the dimly lit house. It looks cristal clear to me. I LOVE it. Even if it was a lower color. I like the warmer tones
Post # 6
Here it is looking yellow.
Post # 7
An Round Brilliant in J color(GIA graded) is usually great esp with an ideal cut. I wouldn’t worry about it. Unless you’re super color-sensitive, you’d have to look at the diamond upside on a white background next to say a G/H. In the ring it’ll be gorgeous and plenty white IMO.
Here’s a video that shows Round Brilliant in H, J, and K …color comparison starts at abt 4:18
The cut, IMO, is the most important factor and you’ve chosen well!
Post # 8
longtimemrs: Thank you! I only now after reading your comment realized that I am going to see my future ring and about to get engaged soon 😀 yay
peegee: good to hear! I’ve looked and googled a lot! and found everyones J’s perfect and didn’t see any tint in most of them. But I still somehow afraid that people are trying to post a good picture of their ring
MrsSparkleBee13: Thank you so much! Can’t wait!!
AdrianaPB: Thank you! This was excatly what I wanted to see. It still looks beautyful and I totally wouldn’t mind if my ring would look like your in some lights
ppresto: thanks for the link. Those rings look so good that I can’t bealive that J looks that good 😀 ok, so clearly I am NOT a colour sensitive person 😀
Post # 9
Aweds89: This is my “M color”* diamond loose, in natural light. From this photo it looks pretty white. For my stone, the place where I can see the most color is from the underside, and even then it’s just a touch. (I’m still waiting for the proposal, so I can’t say for sure how it’s going to look in all lighting, every day.)
*it’s an older, family stone (cut sometime in the late 30s/early 40s), so the specks are not nearly as “nice” as yours (M color, I1, Good cut) I however, LOVE it, and wouldn’t trade it for anything else in the world.
I also think it’s a good choice to get a solitaire with a warmer colored stone, sometimes the contrast is more noticable when it’ next to whiter stones. On it’s own I doubt you (or anyone else) will notice it.
Post # 10
Here is a picture of my 0.85 J color pear diamond. It is set in yellow gold which I think compliments warmer diamond. Are you thinking of getting a white or yellow setting?
If you are getting a white setting, I would suggest getting a more colorless stone to avoid that yellow tint.
Post # 11
Aweds89: Welcome! 🙂 i rarely ever see the color unless in weird lighting or next to a really white stone.
Post # 12
I’d have to agree that a J coloured, GIA certified, excellent cut round stone will normally look white. It is still in the near-colourless classification, so the only time you might see much colour is if you look at it sideways. Face up, it should look white. I have an I coloured stone from Blue Nile that always looks white to me. I am sure you will love your stone!
Post # 13
My diamond is from blue nile. It’s GIA certified, j color, ideal cut, .77 carat, all excellent specs. It’s not yellow, even in different lighting.
Post # 14
I have a 0.82 CT Round Brilliant I colored diamond (just one step above a J), but it is also a triple EX ideal cut. I rarely notice any warmth, and the ideal cut and triple ex really make it sparkle! I think yours will look beautiful! In my first picture, it is actually reflecting my brown leopard phone case, so any of the yellow/brown tint you see is from the case and not the diamond.
And one that really shows off the sparkle (from the flash on my camera phone):