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

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 166
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

My center is a GIA “I” color with Medium Blue Fluorescence.  I mainly do not see any “yellow” in my center in normal conditions.  However, when it is cloudy/overcast outside or I am in strong incandescent lighting I do notice more “warmth”.  Also, when I do compare my stone to CZs it’s obviously a lot warmer – which to me, I LIKE!  But, I personally like some warmth in a stone.  If I were to ever change it, my ideal would be a “H” color with fluorescence 😉

Post # 167
238 posts
Helper bee

Color and cut were by far the most important of the C’s for me. I got a .38 carat, D-color, excellent cut diamond and wouldn’t have gone any lower. I love the look of small, very white, very sparkly diamonds. However, it is such a personal preference that I could never tell someone else what they should do! 

Post # 168
354 posts
Helper bee

Colour is also very important to me. I’m for quality over quantity! My stone isn’t big, but I have very small fingers so it fits perfectly. It’s an F, and I would have gone down to a G but not lower, I wouldn’t like to see any warmth in my diamond.

Post # 169
29 posts

Mine is a K! pics are with the shades closed and shades open in my room. 

Post # 170
38 posts

Cut has always been the most important to me. 

My center is GIA M colore and Sides are AGS K color

Post # 171
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

mine is a D (1.3 carats) – it looks bright and icy icy white, and i’ve had comments about how bright and white it is! i notice how icy it is especially when seated around a table at work with other diamonds, some similar and some look much more yellow under the same lighting. 

Post # 172
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I have an E color princess cut. I actually would rather have high color than better clarity (mine is an I1), which may sound weird….but I really like the idea of it having flaws yet being beautiful anyway, like my relationship with my husband. It’s romantic to me 🙂 I’m also pretty color sensitive.

Post # 173
2849 posts
Sugar bee

D VVS1.  I prefer colorless diamonds so I wouldn’t go any lower than an E…possibly F..

Post # 174
11 posts
  • Wedding: May 2019

Originally my fiance proposed with a I color VS1, but unfortunately my whole ring had to be remade to fit because it was a 6.5 and I’m a 9 😁. Anyway they upgraded the color and the inclusions went down a grade so I have a E color SI1, but honestly I would have been perfectly fine with the first one ❤ I’m very sentimental.

Post # 175
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

In response to some of the pp: quality doesn’t really have anything to do with color. Color is a preference. If you love the way an M stone looks, you aren’t sacrificing quality. To me, quality equals clarity and, most importantly, cut. Just had to get that off my chest!

I have an H that faces up very white. I never notice any color. I would go down to a K, L, M for certain cuts, like an OEC. It’s all about preference!

Post # 176
385 posts
Helper bee


Mine is an H, and it looks mostly colorless to me.


Post # 177
40 posts
  • Wedding: September 2017

All four Cs determine quality/cost, but what you value usually comes down to tastes and beliefs. I have a K 2.5 ct. oval. it’s bound to show more color due to the size & shape. However, it’s also a GIA, VVS1 and has blue fluorescence. As someone previously mentioned, the lab that grades the color is a big factor. A diamond graded as a K by GIA would be closer to a G if graded by some other labs or independent jewelers. 

With that said, I do see some color in my diamond in certain lighting, but the worst is in my office. However, my hand and pretty much everything else also has a yellow tint. I’ve attached a pic that I took in my office with this tint. If I took a pic of my diamond in a store like Ulta , it wouldnt even look like the same diamond, because it would be bright white.  I also attached pics of my diamond next to an actually yellow stone, and I can’t see the yellow tint. The way you see shades of color is also a factor.  A little color doesn’t bother me, but as time goes on I think the emerald cut shape would have suited my personality better. 

Post # 178
1179 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - victoria educational gardens

Initially I was looking at diamonds in the near colorless I-K range and wound up going with an M. Totally out of what I was looking for but I fell in love the personality of the diamond. it’s currently set in rose gold and it’s coloring looks different depending on the lighting. It’s really back to personal preference. Fancy shapes show more color than a round. I’m attaching several pics that might help someone decide whether or not they want a lower color

In my office, bright (noticeable warmth)

In my living room, dim (ivory)

Outside shaded

By the window looking sunny

And lastly from afar in my work bathroom

Post # 179
178 posts
Blushing bee

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alreadyawife :  Mine is D – which is harder to come by.  I would never go below H. However,  the cut, imo, is just if not more important.  Quality surpasses quantity everytime. 

Post # 180
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Mine is a D color. I was happy in the D-E range as I’m very color sensitive. Also, the setting has a lot to do with how much color shows up in the stone. In this setting, anything with  more color than F looked yellow in contrast to the stones in the pave  setting. 

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