(Closed) Yellow Diamond vs. Yellow sapphire?? Sparkle factor?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I’ve never seen a yellow sapphire, but I know yellow moissanite is another option to consider and moissanite is definitely sparkly!

This is a video of a RB yellow moissy. 

Post # 3
4251 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

You could use yellow sapphire, but it is not anywhere as sparkly.  I would look into lab grown yellow diamonds before a sapphire, if price is a factor.

Post # 5
2316 posts
Buzzing bee

The diamond is going to sparkle much more than the sapphire. in my experience sapphires are shiny more than sparkly. Diamonds have undeniable sparkle which is why they carry the premium price tag. If it is the color you love find the color in whatever stone. If it is the sparkle you love most you will have to find a well cut diamond in your price range. 

Post # 6
2521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have a yellow sapphire center stone on my ering, and I absolutely love it.  The yellow color was much more vivid and bright than unenhanced yellow diamonds, which I preferred (I really wanted a natural stone).  My sapphire is quite sparkly, but it does not have the same kind of sparkle as a diamond.  Diamonds reflect a rainbow of colors to create the sparkle, whiile the sparkles of my sapphire are mostly the color of the stone.  I have diamonds as side stones, and I quite like that each stone sparkles differently.  Another thing you should know about sapphires is that they get dirty much easier and faster than diamonds.  If I don’t clean it with an ultra sonic cleaner fairly regularly it starts looking really dull pretty quickly.  I’ve attached a picture (not the greatest picture- just happens to be on my computer) with flash- you can see how the sapphire sparkles different than the diamonds on the band.    imagering

Post # 7
51 posts
Worker bee

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SmartCookie1:  I have a lab grown diamond.  I love it.  I specifically asked for a lab grown one and I am so happy with my choice.  It has all of the sparkle at a fraction of the price, and none of the ethical concerns.  And the yellow you get with lab grown diamonds is much stronger than the non-lab ones.  It’s amazing.

Post # 8
1688 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

This Canadian gem dealer has absolutely stunning sapphires for good prices. His cuts sparkle so much, and I think you would be very happy with the sapphire substitute. Diamond as side stones and a setting that let’s in lots of light would up the sparkle factor. I’m in the process of having a custom sapphire solitaire made with them to replace my current engagement ring, and it was really difficult to choose between all of their stunning stones. They sent me videos of each one I was looking at to help me choose. Their price for a custom setting was also comparable to pre-made ones from James Allen and the like.

Yellow / Orange Sapphires

Post # 9
470 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have a yellow cushion cut lab grown diamond. Same checmical make up as a mined diamond. I’m currently going to sell it back to dneadiamonds.com because of their great buy back trade in policy. It’s a fancy vivid or intense and super sparkly so I say diamond. 

Post # 10
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Yeah, if you want the sparkle of a diamond…go with a  yellow diamond (lab or natural). The price can be $$$ though especially as you move into fancy intense and fancy vivid yellow! Sapphires are lovely and yellows will be be easier on the wallet, but are definitely not going to give you that high (or comparable) sparkle you liked about the diamond. 

Post # 12
9528 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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SmartCookie1:  Check out Diamonds by Lauren!

Here are a few that look somewhat like the setting you posted. This one’s $5.4k: http://www.diamondsbylauren.com/index.php/jewelry/loose-diamond-119ct-radiant-cut-w-x-natural-light-yellow-si1-gia-great-bargain-r3662

This one’s $5.5k: http://www.diamondsbylauren.com/index.php/jewelry/loose-diamond-153ct-radiant-cut-fancy-brown-yellow-i1-gia-cool-stone-r3759

And I know this isn’t like the one you posted but I love it so I’m posting it anyway haha


Post # 13
1886 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

what about yellow moissanite?

Post # 14
10570 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have an L color oval diamond and it’s a pale yellow. What about going with an even lower color grade(Q-Z) to get a light yellow?  They cost alot less than colorless, and fancy yellow diamonds. 

Post # 15
1929 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I just picked up my fancy yellow GIA 2 carat heart. It’s beyond sparkly and very clean. i do love sapphires though too! But diamonds and moissanite will be crazy sparkly. 

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