(Closed) Which of the C's would you disregard?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which of the Cs is the least important?

    Carat

    Clarity

    Color

    Cut

  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2018 - City, State

    Uhhh I dont think you can actually disregard any of them. But I suppose if I haaaaad to it would be carat because I wouldnt want a 3 ct dull stone. My personal list in order of importance (not that this had any bearing on my ring because Fiance picked it as a surprise) would be cut, carat, color, clarity. I ended up with a Hearts and Arrows excellent cut, 1.33 ct, H color, VS2 (or maybe its VVS2, I really dont remember) stone. Its absolutely perfect in every way. However, I wouldve been happy with a smaller stone. 

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’ve found, that in a clear diamond, with few inclusions and a good color, the carat (to me) is least important.

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I would say colour is important because a carat that is dull yellow tinged doesn’t look as nice as bright white.  

    Post # 5
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    Color and cut are so important.  I worked in the jewelry business for 9 years and one of the biggest mistakes people make is choosing clarity over color.  You should also choose a well cut stone.  If the stone is poorly cut, it will not refract the light and look as brilliant as a well cut stone. Carat weight of course is personal preference.  I would much rather have a smaller high quality diamond than a large diamond with visible flaws or yellow tint to it.  

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee

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    futuremrsc2be:  Cut, Clarity, Color, Carat–in that order. 

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    Clarity. As long as it’s eye clean, it’s fine by me.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee

    Probably carat because I don’t like super big rings on my, I’m a size 5 so to me on my hand anything bigger than a carat looks fake and too big but I think they look nice on other people 🙂 

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee

    I prefer colour over clariy, i.e. I would rather get a G VS1 than a H VVS2.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2016 - Modern, Classic, Fun

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    futuremrsc2be:  I agree 100% with what 
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    Ham1320: said 😉

    Post # 11
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    Newbee

    You obviously need to balance everything, but IMO, getting anything better than eye clean is a waste of money (depending on the shape).  Why give up carat just to know your ring looks better under a loupe?  Also, if you pay extra for a stellar cut, it will make stones face up a couple shades whiter, meaning you can go lower in color.

    This is my FI’s ring.  It is an eye clean SI1.  I always laugh a little inside when her other friends brag how theirs is flawless.  

    Post # 12
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    My diamond is an h and all my sidestones are d-f. I can’t tell the difference. 

    Post # 13
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

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    ssimonvii:  agree with you on clarity! My stone is a SI1 and it looks perfect!

    Cut and carat were important to me… ended up with 1.3 excellent cut H color and I absolutely love it!

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

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    futuremrsc2be:  definitely clarity … A exquisite small diamond is what I’m planning on as I have small hands and short fingers!

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