What colour diamond for a rose gold solitaire?!?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1124 posts
Bumble bee

I probably wouldn’t go any lower than a K color round that’s gia or ags certified. Otherwise you’ll definitely see warmth even in rose gold if you go lower (unless that’s what your wanting) 

Post # 3
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

Mine is an I, .79 ct.  I always told my fiance that I was not very picky about the quality of the diamond but he sent me pictures of different stones during the design process to get my opinion.  I could have gone a little bigger with a J but the color difference between I and J was just enough for me to be bothered, so I picked the I.  Personally, I think my diamond is gorgeous and I love the “moody” hue paired with the rose gold.

Post # 4
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I have read that going higher than I or J is a waste of money because the rose gold will make it look warmer anyway.  However, this really depends on how color sensitive you are.  Also, cut is king.  If you get an excellent cut diamond you can get away with a lower color grade.  But if the cut isn’t great, the color will show more.  Here is my rose gold pave band with a hearts and arrow cut round diamond.  It is an I, but I think it would be a J if it were GIA certified.  I will say that in natural light it is perfectly white, but inside you can see a bit more warmth.

Post # 5
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m having an H colour diamond set into a rose gold solitaire. It looks totally white against it!! You definitely don’t need a D/E diamond. Can’t wait to see it! I love rose gold

Post # 6
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

nattom2018 :  I have an N diamond in a rose gold solitaire setting, and I LOVE it! I wouldn’t change a thing about it. In some lights it is bright white, in others it looks almost gray. I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

Taken outside (ignore my awful nails)

Under jewelry store lighting with a ring jacket that I was obsessed with

Looking milky gray under regular lighting in my bedroom

Hope this helps!

Post # 7
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Wow! Congratulations! Lovely ring! I have a rose gold halo and mind is a G but I think he could have definitely gone a little lower! 

Have you also tried Diamond Heaven? It’s primarily online but there is a store in London (and bham and Manchester) if you’re conscious of budget, these guys are diamond dealers and my fi found that you definitely got much much more for your money than on the high street. You can also mess about with the stats to see what different sizes, cuts etc would cost. You can also visit and view the diamond before setting. 


Post # 8
2279 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have a GIA 1.7 ct K and I would buy a K over and over again (its a great way to get the biggest bang for your buck).  I was nervous about going with a K at first because you hear so many people say you shouldn’t go below an I or J, but honestly the colour is negligible and I even have it set in white gold and don’t notice it.  Make sure it is an excellent cut though as this also really helps the colouring look brighter.

Post # 11
601 posts
Busy bee

If you go with a lower colour, you could try looking for a diamond with florecence. The florecence will help brighten it up. Plus, with some diamonds it actually drops the price a bit more as well. 

Post # 12
989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Brown tinted diamonds look really nice in rose gold settings

Post # 13
3167 posts
Sugar bee

I am dying over the rings posted in this thread. SO, so gorgeous. I’m really excited for you OP, and I can’t wait to see your ring when it’s done.

I’d definitely go for a lower colored diamond. Personally, I find I like a bit of warmth, and I think it will look whiter against the rose gold, as these ladies have shown beautifully. I’d go anywhere from I to K range. Fluorescence can also make a diamond look whiter, but be careful it does not look milky as that can also happen in stones with fluorescence. Another thing to consider is if the stone is GIA graded. If not, for many jewelers what they SAY is a K is more like an M. 

Post # 14
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

nattom2018 :  fab! I also loved James Allen however if you’re a UK bee, there will be tax added and also it may incur extra costs at customs. 

My Fiance actually saw a diamond on James Allen and emailed it to diamond heaven and they price matched it! (Without the tax! Bonus!) something to try ;). Good luck. Let us know how you go xx 

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