(Closed) What do you prefer?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
8943 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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DearbornPop:  #2. Better clarity and 2 grand in my pocket more than make up for a the color difference.

Post # 3
534 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

option 2! That’s easy. I doubt you will be able to tell the color difference in real life. Not worth the 2,000$ premium.

Post # 4
1534 posts
Bumble bee

#2 also 😉

Post # 5
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I would prefer option#1.  The rarity of a colorless diamond–wow!  The VS1 clarity will be totally eye-clean and not impact the sparkle factor in any way. The I color will show warmth, but that is not necessarily a problem if that doesn’t bother you. 

Post # 6
1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Probably #2, but I prefer slightly warmer diamonds.  DH would definitely pick #1 even though it’s more expensive because he is totally color sensitive and he’s way more into the “specs” than I am.

Post # 7
4640 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I am with

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gingerwillmington:  on the D colored stone if you are color sensitive at all, but if not then probably the #2 stone because I is still pretty white in my opinion!

You could plug in the specs into the HCA calculator as one of many tools to evaluate cut on the stones http://www.pricescope.com/tools/hca 


Post # 8
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

2 might sparkle more because it’s a better clarity and cut, but it will have more warmth to it than the colorless 1. Put them side by side and see which one you are more drawn to

Post # 9
1908 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

#2, I got a J triple excellent Gia certified diamond and it is very white. I learned from the bee to compromise color over specs, and it wasn’t even a compromise because my diamond doesn’t look yellow at all.


Post # 10
10572 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’d go for #2 and save money. An excellent cut I color diamond will be plenty white. I actually like G-J color diamonds because they are still white but are not icey stark white. You can put that $2000 towards your wedding bands.

Post # 11
2544 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I guess it really depends on you? How color-sensitive are you?

I-color would personally bother me a lot, but I have an F-color diamond and next to a D-color I definitely notice the difference. I don’t think I’d want warmer than an F but again, that’s because I’m color-sensitive. It might not make as much of a difference to you.

Plenty of bees are thrilled with their warmer G/H/I-color diamonds and never notice any warmth in their day-to-day.

Post # 12
1705 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It would come down to whether or not color sensitivity was an issue for me. If not, I’d pick #2, if it is, then I’d happily get #1 and never lookd back. 🙂 

Post # 13
46 posts

Considering my diamond is an H and I see absolutely no warmth, I’d go with the 2nd.  $2000 would definitely persuade me. 

Post # 14
173 posts
Blushing bee

I’d go with the D colored stone If you can comfortable afford the extra $2000. 

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