(Closed) What "color" is your center diamond and….

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 136
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Mine is an H. I wouldn’t go lower in color. 

Post # 137
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Worker bee

My round is an “E” and very icy white. 

Post # 138
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Worker bee

My cushion is an EGL “L” and is definitely warm. I purposefully got a warm diamond because that is what I wanted for this particular ring. I think the best way to judge how color sensitive you are is to go see rings in person. 

Post # 139
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Mine is an “I”.  I personally wouldn’t go any lower.

 

Post # 140
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

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alreadyawife:   I wouldn’t go any lower than H/I.  I have a halo cluster that’s H/I SI1. Most of the time it looks white.  I even had jewelers tell me that it faces up very white, but there are times when I do see a little buttery yellow. I don’t have a problem with it because it makes my ering look awesome. 

Post # 141
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Mine is an M and it faces up white, at least to me.

Post # 142
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Wannabee

When my Boyfriend or Best Friend and I first started looking, we prioritized:

#1 – Cut

#2 – Carat

#3 – Clarity

#4 – Color

Therefore, we ended up with a GIA XXX 1.50 K VVS2 – what a mistake! It just looked so washed out against my pale skin – see 1st three pics below. As a result, our new priorities are:

#1 – Cut

#2 – COLOR

#3 – Carat

#4 – Clarity

We went to Tiffany’s today so I could guage what a huge decrease (1.50 to 0.8-0.96) will look like in person. I was (happily) shocked that the 0.80 H VS2 looked more like a 1 carat on my 4.25 size finger  – see 2nd two pics below.

Right now we have James Allen reviewing 3 different E and D rings since I definitely prefer a more icy white look – can’t wait to try it on in person!!

Post # 143
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Mine is E and SI1 (eye clean). I think that I am biased because I didn’t care about center stone size, but I didn’t want a traditional solitare. I agree with PP look at the diamonds physically in the store before you decide.

Post # 144
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

One other thing to consider is that you sometimes lose “size” with cut. My Fiance picked out my diamond and wedding band (and did the best job possible, for me). His first priority was cut, and it literally has the highest cut score on all three of the cut dimensions. It also has 102 facets instead of 54. But, it’s not as “big” as other 1ct princess cuts (i.e., the table top isn’t as big). It’s a G (looks colorless), SI1 (nothing visible), and he could have gotten a much bigger ring for the $$. But, this thing sparkles in the dark and is beautiful, and I would personally rather have a diamond like this than a larger diamond.  My mother is the exact opposite.  She prefers larger stones and will give up color and have some noticeable inclusions.  She actually likes the “flaws” because it gives the diamonds personality and makes hers unique from everybody elses.  So, I really think it depends on your perspective.  I would not be happy with hers, she would not be happy with mine!

Post # 145
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Worker bee

Mine is an excellent cut VS2 marquise in H color. 1.24 carat center stone. I must not be color sensitive because I have yet to see any “yellowness” not sure what to think on color on other diamonds since I can’t tell!  I would have to see it in person more than likely And compare different colors.(That’s not my manly finger btw, my Fiance did a better job getting a picture lol) 

Post # 146
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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alreadyawife:  Mine is an F color! It all depends on what kind of look you want; warm stones are beautiful too 🙂

Post # 147
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

The info Fiance got with mine just says all the stones in the ring are ‘H colour or better’. 

So I might have a couple random D colour stones in there lol!

 

Post # 148
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Mine is a EGL certified E, so I would assume it would be more like a GIA certified H.  I don’t notice any color expect in weird “in the shade” lighting sometimes.  I think H/I is fine, J might start to show some color depending on the lighting.  And remember certifications are still subjective so if possible make sure to see it in person to know if you’re comfortable with the color.

First pic is in my office, optimum lighting   Second pic is in my car, kinda weird shade lighting

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Post # 149
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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Riesz:  beautiful diamond! Do you have any photos in outside light? I’m currently looking online for an I with med blue fluorescence! 

Post # 150
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Mines a G color 

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