(Closed) Worried about my diamond choice

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 18
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5317 posts
Bee Keeper

@Minirayray:  I doubt they’ll say it’s “only a G.” First of all, that would be extremely rude. Second, G is a nice color, not something you’d call “yellowish.” I don’t think too many people would dispute that. And finally, from what I see on the weddingbee at least, a lot of people get H or lower grades, so it might even be more like “Oh wow, a G!”

Post # 19
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Newbee

It definitely depends on the setting, but I’ve never seen a G colored stone that went yellow…

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Is it GIA graded? If so, you have absolutely nothing to worry about!! I have a G color and there’s never, ever, ever a hint of yellow. I’ve never even heard of anyone being concerned about yellow-ness in a G. Here’s my G:

Post # 23
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You’ll be fine! It will be great! Mine is an L (gasp!) and it only looks yellow in my office – which is painted bright yellow with no windows and awful lighting! I also have a halo with G stones and the center stone looks just as white as the G’s.  You will absolutely be fine!  Diamonds are graded upside down but can look very different right side up.  My L faces up very white and when it was appraised in the setting it was graded as a G-H.

Post # 24
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Busy bee

i tihnk especially if you are having blue stones set next to it you will not be able to tell at all that its a G. Blue counteracts yellow a lot (thats why if you have stained teeth everyone reccomends a blue based lipstick to make teeth look whiter) so im betting that when you actually get your ring you will have nothing to worry about!

Post # 25
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Busy bee

My stone is a J – the very last “near colorless” grade. I’ve only been able to see yellow-ish color when it’s in yellow-ish light. I think you’ll be perfectly safe with a G. 🙂

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2002

I have a round Hearts and Arrows G and Ive never seen any warmth in it.

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper

Yes, photos of diamonds are not very telling about their color in person, and usually go in the flattering direction…they generally look quite a bit whiter in photos (in fact it’s also hard to see cut and clarity in photos…I think photos are really more helpful for seeing band designs than picking diamonds). But I still hold that GIA-graded (or equiv) Gs are not “yellowish,” only very slightly warm and it wouldn’t bother most people. You could always go look one more time before deciding!
 

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

G is considered near colorless, so you have nothing to worry about. My center stone is a J and my side stones are G and my ring does not look yellow at all. 

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Oh, I had this fear…I make graphics/logos as part of my job so finding the one pixel of different shade means I’m OCD eyes!

I have a radiant cut J- double gasp!!!I was terrified that I’d get a poopy colored diamond but was surprised to see how white it is! I do see color in the corners when I’m in my bathroom which has warm light and brown walls (I did not paint the bathroom lol) and believe me, I’m always looking.

Here’s a pic I often use on this site. I was just hanging out in my bedroom which doesn’t get direct sunlight. Also the pave setting diamond’s lowest setting is a G I believe, and I don’t see differences.

Edited: added zoomed in view of diamond

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

mines an H also it doesn’t look yellow at all.

 

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