(Closed) Which would you pick?!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which one would you choose?
    Smaller ring, higher color : (51 votes)
    50 %
    Larger ring, lower color : (50 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
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    490 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    Is it a round? I know I have a .81 pear and everyone assumes its at least a carat, so I would just go with the smaller one.  Then again, I am one who really picks color over a lot of things.  It depends on what your preference is on the 4 C’s.

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @BlondeMissMolly:  If the clarity is the same, I’d probably go down in color, but I personally don’t mind a bit of warmth and I think there are lots of bees on here who have shown their rings with I or J color stones and they still look pretty colorless. 

    To add – I think there would be a difference based on the cut, though.  I’d go with the stone that had the better cut.  Also, there probably isn’t much difference between .8 and 1.1, but between .8 and 1.3, there will probably be a more noticeable difference. 

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I am not picky about color at all, so I would go for the bigger stone with the lower color. Personally, color is the least important C to me. 

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    it depends how color sensitive you are. i personally wouldn’t want anything under an H BUT i’ve seen some lovely stones in the I-J range. some people just value some of the 4 c’s higher than others. try looking at the different colors in person at a jewelry store to help you decide.

    another thing to think about is if you’re going to have a wedding band with diamonds since you want a classic plain setting you may see the yellow in your main stone. most settings are no lower then I color. you may hate seeing the color next to your band, you may not.

    Post # 8
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    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    since i still think .8-.9 is a very nice size, i’d go for the better color

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    hurm I think my choice would be based off of how they both look on your finger. I have a princess cut and I long for more finger coverage but I am also color sensitive. I would not want less than an H, but if that I is pretty white I would probably choose the bigger stone.

    Post # 10
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    in this case, I would go with color. Color isn’t everything but you are in a situation where you have a nice size stone (.8 or .9) and you can have a great color option. I wouldn’t go bigger but that is just me because I don’t like bigger stones because of personal preferences. 

    Post # 12
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    8472 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I would go with a clearer color. I don’t like yellowish diamonds. 

    Post # 13
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    1381 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

    I think it depends on how color sensitive you are. I did not want to go lower than an F, but I am very color sensitive. That being said, your diamond is rarely going to be in a situation where it is next to others, so it depends on what you think and how you like it. In your case I would go with the smaller stone, but if you prefer size, there would be a noticable difference between a .8 and a 1.3.

    Post # 14
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    2893 posts
    Sugar bee

    @BlondeMissMolly:  Honestly? If you literally can’t tell the difference there is no real need to go up in color UNLESS just knowing it wasn’t a F-G would bother you. But if you could care less and you can’t tell unless a jeweler is putting the 2 stones side by side under that jewelry store lighting (because, let’s be honest, how often are you going to be walking around with comparison stones pushed right against yours?) then I’d go down. Disclaimer: I’m a fan of all colors so I don’t swear allegiance to a specific range but I am a supporter of warmer stones. If the idea of it bothers you on any level I’d go up. But if not, get that bigger stone. 🙂

    Post # 16
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think there are a few additional factors to consider… What cut diamond are you considering? Step cuts and cushions show their color more than a round brilliant or princess.  Do either diamond s have any level of flourescence? Also, Some people are very color sensitive while other’s are not.  In addition to that, some also like warmer colored stones.  keep in mind that you will also want the diamonds in your wedding band (assuming there will be diamonds) to be the same color.

    @BlondeMissMolly:  is it possible to order both? there’s nothing better than comparing both options side by side.  Chances are, your eye will be naturally drawn to one over the other.

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