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

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 92
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Mine is D color, but I’m not very color sensitive, so I didn’t really care either way about it.

Post # 93
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My stones are rated as H/I I1/I2. I find them white! Next to a cubic zirconia though, they look darker because cz is man-made to perfection. As long as my wedding band has the same quality diamonds, I’m happy! 

 

I also have a second more delicate set. The center flower cluster has stones that appear slightly yellow in the sun. I love it!!! So warm and pretty, goes well with my rose gold band 🙂 Can’t tell so much from the picture though…

Post # 94
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Honey bee

It depends. In an ideal cut round, I would probably go to H or I, maybe even J but I would need to see it first. I’m pretty color sensitive though and prefer diamonds in the true colorless range (DEF). I would never pay for any clarity above VS though. 

Post # 95
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My cushion cut is a G color. I also looked at an H stone with Fiance, but when he put the 2 next to each other, he insisted on the G. He was very color sensitive, and could tell the G from the H when I tested him numerous times. My clarity is a VS2, and the stone is exceptionally clear and sparkly. Mine has faint flourescence that my jeweler said is actually a good thing for a G, and makes it really white. I would have been ok with the H (I think, maybe I would have always wanted the G?), but I’d never go lower to an I, J, etc. 

 

Post # 96
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Mine is a G color princess cut. I agree that it really depends on the cut. For princess cut, round brilliant or any modern cuts I like a more white color so probably not below an H. For older or vintage cuts I tend to like warmer colors. Old European or August Vintage Cushions I tend to really like K and even to M. The warmth is gorgeous on those cuts! It’s all personal preference and seeing them in person of course Laughing

Post # 97
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I have a D color but I would not go lower than G. But honestly most of the colors are pretty as long as they have matching stones around them. It is when you have a yellowish center stone and white mellee around it is when it can not look as good. If you go lower color do the same with the mellee. No one will ever notice then. 

Post # 98
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

<,< I don’t think mine fits on the color scale.. It’s black

Post # 99
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Buzzing bee

I have a J and it only shows warmer in some lights. Outdoors it looks completely white. But it’s never thrown enough warmth to make me question it. I love it and am perfectly fine with it 🙂

 

Post # 100
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@alreadyawife:  I agree with the other ladies about viewing them in the store. I am lucky to have an amazing guy that didn’t want to settle for anything less than the best.  I ended up with a 1.5ct D! =) He would have gotten a 2ct – but I prefer pure white over larger diamond and yellow. lol. But we went to the store previously and saw GIA certified diamonds in E, F, G, H and the lowest I would have gone was an F.  I could even tell a slight hue of yellow in certain F’s! However, my mom’s diamond ring has a cluster of G diamonds and they look rather lovely as well (but the ring was made in the 1940’s – so diamonds were graded differently back then).  Good luck! And ultimately pick the one you like most!! =)

Post # 101
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

 

Mine is an E…but I had originally picked a J! Fiance upgraded the stone before popping the question and I have to be dead serious when I say I cannot tell the difference. I didn’t tell him that, though! Apparently keeping it at 1ct and colorless cost a pretty penny…I wish i could tell the difference? I love my ring though 🙂

Post # 102
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@FromRtoS:  What a pretty setting!

Post # 103
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Sugar bee

Bump.  I love seeing pics with their color grading!

Post # 104
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

mine is an “I” and i would go even lower because i like color in my stones. i prefer it over the white of the colorless stones. the center stone was the only one we had a choice on. all of the side stones were included in the price of the setting. they’re higher on the color scale but i can’t remember what they are. probably “G”.

 

this isn’t the best pic but it’s all i have on my work computer. if i remember, i’ll post a better pic when i get home (but i’ll probably forget).

 

 

 

Post # 105
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Mine is a G, I wouldn’t have gone much lower. But like other PPs have said, it is an individual preference. Some people like a warmer stone, some people like a whiter stone. Here is mine!

 

 

 

Post # 106
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My center stone is an H-I. I can see color in it sometimes, depending on the lighting. It’s a family stone, so we didn’t select it, but if we had, I’m more comfortable with a G.

Also, the color is more visible now that it’s in a white gold halo setting than it was in its previous yellow gold solitaire setting.

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