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

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 47
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I also wanted to say that just because a diamond is warmer in color (yellow to the eye) doesn’t mean it’s a low quality diamond. It just means it has color, which is what some people prefer. I saw a few of the yellow-er diamonds at the store, and they were absolutely gorgeous!

Post # 48
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Mine’s a J. I defintely can tell in certain lighting.. but for the most part it looks like this… Also I’m not sure how much of it is psychological b/c I know it’s a J. I actually like that it has a bit of color to it Laughing. I told Fiance out of all the C’s that color was the one I was least worried about.

Post # 49
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Soon2BD-CBee:  Thank you so much! I love it too! I can’t believe my Fiance picked it out all on his own.

Post # 50
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Mine is a G and I actually (and as a shock to A LOT of women) wanted something WITH a visable inclusion. I specifically wanted a visible, yet small, carbon spot in my diamond. I wanted to be able to look at my stone and know that it was MINE. Diamonds can look alike and I wanted a “characteristic” that made it mine. Fiance and I had to search LONG and hard for a diamond that had what I wanted without compromising the other details of the stone (since inclusions CAN make a diamond dull).

However, I wouldn’t go lower than I in color. I can see (with GIA graded diamonds) the difference between I and J and you really start to see “warmth” when you get to J.

Post # 51
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

mine is an E

same as my bra cup

Post # 52
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The color of mine is an E, and Fiance wouldn’t have gone past F. I didn’t have a say really in the center stone, but I wouldn’t have gone past F either.

Post # 53
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Im the other end.  I have a yellow diamond.  Originally, I told him the X-Y range would be fine.  Fiance gave me a larger stone but it was an S-T which was more white than yellow.  I dropped almost a half carat to get a fancy intense colored stone.  I echo everyone who says to go in and compare them.  Its a personal preference. 

Post # 54
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Mine is a G and G is the lowest we would go. We looked at an H and Fiance was able to pick the H color over the G every time I tested him. I don’t notice any hint of yellow, which is the way I wanted it. My mom has an H and it’s set in yellow gold, and looks pretty white. Mine is set in platinum, and I wanted it to look as white as possible without looking like CZ-sometimes I feel like a D or E color can look too white, if that makes sense.

Post # 55
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I would go for any colour so long as I liked it. W-Z look yellow, but in a very nice way. Lighter yellows can have a nice “buttery” yellow look and are cheap because they not so mainstream. The usual D-F are rather boring.

The center diamond in my ring is fancy green, so not helpful for your purposes.

Edit: Ah, Claireos ring is EXACTLY what I meant by a nice buttery colour! Stunning!! So much nicer than a clear diamond 🙂

Post # 56
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I say the lowest to go would be an I – the lowest of the nearly colorless scale.

 

Post # 57
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Bee Keeper

It is a GIA F and that was the lowest we were willing to go. We can barely see the color and both found G warmth range to be too noticeable.

Post # 58
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@alreadyawife:  My center diamond is a D in color. It would be hard to go any lower than perhaps an E for a 2-ct diamond but I’d rather save for a D color diamond upgrade.

Post # 59
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Double post.

Post # 60
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Actually the near colorless scale is G H I J. Only when you get to K does it mean faint tint.

Ideal cut stones face up whiter than non-ideal cut stones. In an ideal cut you can probably go down to a J or K, in a traditional (not great cut) diamond its probably best to stick to I and above. Of course, individual preferences vary!

Watch the Good Old Gold videos on diamond color, they show the entire range in high-definition video quality (but note they are ideal cut stones in the video!) Search “DiamondInfoMan” on youtube for all the vids.

 

This is my ideal cut “J”

Post # 61
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@alreadyawife:  I’m getting a G. I wouldn’t go any lower than an H.

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