(Closed) Waiting for 0.5 carat J color solitaire that I haven't seen!

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
5970 posts
Bee Keeper

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
3114 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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
10577 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Here it is looking yellow.

Post # 7
1277 posts
Bumble bee

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!


  • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by  ppresto.
Post # 9
255 posts
Helper bee

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
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Aweds89:  Welcome! ๐Ÿ™‚ i rarely ever see the color unless in weird lighting or next to a really white stone.

Post # 12
6445 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

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
1910 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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):



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