I want to get an M or lower colored diamond for a ring I’m hoping to do in the future. I seem to only find above that grade where I’m looking. Can you please tell me where I can find M and lower online and a place offering layaway would be wonderful too! Thanks Bees!
Good Old Gold Victor Canera (every now and then) Jewels by Grace Love Affair Diamonds Caysie Van Berkum (every not and then) “Preloved” section of Pricescope (have to have an account and be logged in) And seach for OEC’s on Loupetroop and Diamond Bistro!
My favorites are Brilliance.com, B2Cjewels.com, WonderJewelers.com. Lowest prices I’ve found, sometimes they have photos of the actual diamond. All are certified (GIA/EGL/IGI). Those are the top 3 I buy from when starting a new project ring
TrueLove407 : So, you love M colored stones or is this budget driven? I’m just tyring to assess how you see the 4 Cs. Cut is the most important to me, but after that, what are you looking for?
Old cuts look good in lower colors, as do super-ideals (whiteflash ACA, HighPerformanceDiamonds, etc.) are great at masking color. If your budget allows, look at L & M’s in the August Vintage European Cut from Good Old Gold. Superideal cutting in an old pattern. Unless you look at the side, a G and M look nearly identical.
It will be much easier to select a lower color old cut (old mine, old european or transitional) that has awesome performnace than a modern. In general, lower colors are associated with lower cut quality (until you get to the fancy yellow colors). If you have time, just look and look and look. Make sure the seller has a great return policy as color is very personal. I find old cuts tend to have a ‘creamier’ look that is quite appealing in low colors.