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

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 123
755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have never asked Fiance for the specifications… he told me, once, but I forgot. I *think* mine is a “J”… but I have never noticed it looking yellow at all. It might be an “I”. They (3 stone) look white compared to the white gold setting/band.


I suppose it has a good cut, because people (even random strangers at my job) often remark at how sparkly it is, even though I rarely have it cleaned. Personally I would care less about color than the other traits.

Post # 124
706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Mine is a J– and I dont see anything. 


I think shape makes a HUGE difference. Go to blue nile, look at the “recently purchased rings”. It might just be me, but i can almost never see any color in rounds but I think with different cuts the color shows a lot more. So if i wanted a princess or something I probably would not want to go below G. But for round— love my J!

Post # 125
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@alreadyawife:  Mine is an F colour, however the store we bought from has extremely high standards and it is appraised as an E colour. 

Post # 126
1775 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Mine is D VVS1. I honestly can’t really see a difference colourwise, I only notice if a diamond is very yellow

ETA: it’s a cushion cut set in platinum

Post # 127
508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My center stone came with papers that said E, and the jeweler that sized my ring said it was E. Though he disagreed that it was an “ideal” cut, because of the girtle or what not.

Post # 128
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mine is a G but we looked at higher than that as well. But like PPs have said, it depends on how a particular diamond appears in person, and mine looks so white (so do the sidestones) that that was the first thing I noticed when I saw the ring during my proposal. Because I’m so pale and cool-toned, my Fiance knew that I would need a diamond that faced up very white.

Also, I had wanted a Hearts & Arrows cut, which is what mine is (excellent cut round), and it read as much brighter and whiter in person than the non H&A diamonds we looked at, and so perhaps because of the cut I’m not able to detect any yellow in the stone.

Post # 129
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I have GIA I colour with medium blue fluorescence. 

It faces up lovely blueish white, which is all that matters to me. I love it and wouldn’t trade it out for a higher colour since I can’t tell a difference anyway. Bumping colour rating down is a great way to save money on the diamond!

Post # 130
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

Yeah, I will always choose size over color (I actually prefer “lower” colors, and don’t think that I would, at this point, purchase anything higher than a J. I really wish I could find a great M somewhere…

Post # 131
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Mine’s a yellow/peach according to the jewellers (not gia or anything!) and the other stones are a h.  I looked everywhere for a warm stone as i fell in love with vintage rings and how warm their diamonds are in comparison to ‘modern’ rings.

Sorry i can’t get a better pic, it’s a grey day here and my camera won’t focus on the sparkle, my only regret is that the smaller diamonds have been a pain to match to diamonds in wedding rings, maybe they’re actually not a h or the ones in the wedding ring may have fluorescence….

Post # 132
1286 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I think it depends on how big you’re planning to go.  My friend showed me a 2 carat, K colored diamond ring that she inherited from her grandmother and the yellowness was pretty visible to the naked eye.  I’m thinking it’s probably less so with a smaller diamond.  I would personally not go below G.

Post # 133
50 posts
Worker bee

I have a GIA I colored diamond and although it’s on layaway now and I am not yet engaged, I love it and havent noticed any yellow!!


Post # 134
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@claireos:  gorgeous!

Post # 135
97 posts
Worker bee

Here’s my AGS ideal cut J colored diamond!



Post # 135
10041 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Gia graded mine as an .83 carat H color princess cut vs2 clarity excellent cut wi

th no fluorescence. It sometimes looks warmer than the g/h color melee diamonds in my setting but its probably because they are much smaller and are round brilliants


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