Post # 1
My future fiance and I are looking at rings and I can’t decide what color or clarity diamond I want! (which also affects the size, I am currently looking at .5-.7 ct princess cuts) I’m curious as to what the average clarity and color is that people choose? Please post pictures for comparison 🙂
Looking forward to seeing all your lovely rings!
Post # 3
I can’t get a good picture of this ring to save my life, but it’s an E, VS1. There’s no visible spots/feathers, and the stone is VERY sparkly. The dark spots you might see are due to the cut – the oval tends to have a ‘bowtie’ effect.
Post # 4
I don’t quite remember, but I think it’s a F, VS1, .4ct.
Post # 5
@KristenGotMarried: Your ring is beautiful! I just read about the bowtie effect since I hadn’t heard of it until a few days ago, I guess its the effect of a really good cut 🙂
Post # 6
@Ms.GoodEarth: I love your ring! It’s unique 🙂 it looks perfect on your finger
Post # 7
@Wanderlusty: Hey, just as an FYI, if you PM me, my Fiance and I own a jewelry store and have a Lucida (princess-like) Tiffany and Co diamond ring for sale. It is VVS and maybe an E? I can’t remember. Stunning and gorgeous. I don’t usually mention my job but it really is a gorgeous ring.
Post # 9
This princess cut is GORGEOUS! It’s a GIA certified E, SI1, .72 carat- Excellent Ideal Cut/Polish and Very Good Symmetry for sale for $2100. The band is 18k gold with .2 carats of diamonds. Message me if you are interested.
Post # 10
.59ct Lucida cut, F colour, VVS1 clarity.
Post # 11
Mine is F colour, I-2 clarity
Here’s a regular pic on my hand and a pro pic from my e-photos:
Post # 12
@Wanderlusty: Mine is G, SI2 and “good” cut but it’s an EGL certification. I got it independently appraised and everything agrees with the GIA certification except maybe for the clarity. I don’t see inclusions and it’s still nicely sparkly.
Post # 13
VSI, D color, 1 ct. asscher cut on a Tacori band. (wow, that SO didn’t shrink! I’m sorry)
Post # 14
O.9 ct, color H, clarity VS1
There are no visible inclusions, and color appears perfectly white to the untrained eye
I think the point where they start to appear yellow is usually a a J so of you are on a budget, I wouldnt really go for d-e-f. The price goes up significantly and you won’t notice a difference, really.
I would go for colors g-h-i, clarity no les than VS1 and excellent cut their will e super sparkly. And in that range, chose the biggest carat size you are comfortable with in your budget. Some people will consider ir white upo color J, personally I do notice most of J’s to be slightly yellow.
I have also heard that if there is a slight flouresence, J will appear whiter
I apologise for the size of the pic
Post # 15
@Wanderlusty: My stone is F color, SI1 clarity:
If you’re curious what other people are buying, this page at Blue Nile is fun to stalk:
Post # 16
@Wanderlusty: mine is F VS2…i was looking to balance both the carat/quality with the price :p i have very petite fingers though (size 3).
sorry if the images are unclear, these are the only ones i have in this computer.