(Closed) which C would you be most willing to compromise when picking a stone?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which of the 4 c's would you be more willing to compromise-explain
    Color : (130 votes)
    36 %
    Clarity : (76 votes)
    21 %
    Cut : (38 votes)
    11 %
    Carat : (116 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 3
    732 posts
    Busy bee

    Definitely carat. Having a large stone is not important to me. I am very much a “quality over quantity” type of girl.

    Post # 4
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Carat. A small diamond that is clear and well cut will always be more beautiful than a large included diamond. I prefer warm diamonds, so the lower end of the color scale doesn’t bug me. Bring on the KLMNOP diamonds!

    If you can afford a huge sparkler you’re lucky!

    Post # 5
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @KatyElle:  I agree 100%.

    Clarity, Cut, and Color are most important to me.

    A flawless, colorless well cut small stone will often appear larger than an included, poorly colored and poorly cut stone. 

    The sparkle really comes from the cut & clarity. I’d probably be willing to give a little bit on color, but honestly I prefer the colorless range.

    Post # 6
    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Colour for sure, since I love yellower stones anyway.

    Post # 7
    3234 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I said clarity but that demands on the  shape you go with.  As long as the stone is eye clean.

    Post # 10
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I say clarity because unless you are comparing diamonds side by side its not always that obvious to spot included diamonds. Whereas color, cut and size are more obvious

    Post # 11
    96 posts
    Worker bee

    Definitely color. I don’t necessarily PREFER warm diamonds, but I don’t mind them.

    Carat would be next. Clarity and cut are the really important ones to me.

    Post # 12
    11233 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I said color, clarity, and carat. Cut is really important to me. I like small diamonds, so carat is not a big deal. As long as the stone is eye clean, it’s good (mine’s an I1–gasp–but it’s eye clean; no one is going to be looking at it with a loupe). Color isn’t really that important, as long as all of the stones in the ring and the wedding band are the same color.

    Post # 13
    688 posts
    Busy bee

    Color. If the cut is excellent, it faces up white. I sacrificed to a J color to afford a little over a carat. I wouldn’t go past J though.

    Post # 14
    112 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My piorities were: 1. Cut 2. Carat 3. Clarity 4. Color.  I wanted as big as I could get while staying eye clean, near colorless and great cut.

    Post # 15
    14558 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    It depends on what you’re asking me to choose between.  I wanted the largest stone I could get VG/Ex cut, H+, VS2+… But I also wanted over a ct.  I was willing to compromise on all of the C’s up to a certain point.

    Post # 16
    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I’d “sacrifice” colour because I love “lower” colours. I’m planning to get an S-Z stone set in yellow gold in the future. 🙂 I’d actually quite like a stone with medium-to-strong fluorescence too.

    Clarity is next for me, unless it’s a step-cut. As long as it’s eye-clean, I’m happy.

    I’m torn on the last two. I want a large-ish (ideally 1.5-2ct) stone with an excellent cut, but my willingness to compromise on the first two make that a feasible possibility.

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