Post # 1
My fiance proposed with a family ring and we are trying to find a new setting for it to replace the outdated setting. The problem is, the color of the stone is VERY yellow. I’m talking about NOT yellow enough to be fancy canary yellow, but yellow enough to be on the bottom end of the color spectrum. I am distressed because I am struggling to find a setting that will make it look its best. Jewelers have told me to go with either a way to highlight its yellow, just a solitare band, or an antique heirloom style. I’m just thinking of setting in a solitare and calling it a day.
Can you ladies please share pictures of your bottom-of-the-color-spectrum engagement ring settings? Please share K color grade or lower!
Post # 3
No pics to share, but a way to play up the yellow would be to use yellow gold in the setting (either as the entire band or as the prongs). You could also use gemstones or candlelight diamonds instead of white diamonds if you’re looking for a setting with accent stones; that way you’re not having to worry about color matching.
Post # 4
I have an M but I don’t think of it as yellow. It appears white but with a slight tint in certain lighting. We set it in a white gold solitaire. Here it is showing some color (and reflecting some from the ring box).
And how it looks most of the time:
If your stone is very yellow as you say, it will be gorgeous set in yellow gold!
Here is a pear-shaped stone very low on the color spectrum (W-X), but it’s not quite fancy yellow. The owner has had it set in different yellow gold settings and they really show off the color.
Post # 5
Definitely set it in yellow gold and consider adding green, red or blue side stones or halo–Examples:
They can really set off the stone and make the entire ring look richer and warmer.
Post # 6
I have a fancy intense yellow diamond. I told Fiance I wanted no lighter than U-V. It should definitely be set in yellow gold if its on the lower end to accentuate the color but anything above S-T depending on the flouresence wont look too yellow set in YG,just warm. You dont have to have the whole thing in YG, just the head.
Heres an S-T stone (not mine) set in yellow gold, imagine how much lighter it would be set in white. Good luck!
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Post # 8
OMG. I should have my ring soon but I’ll totally post once it’s in my hand. We bought an S-T color stone and had a halo setting made for it. Jewelers were split on what we should do for a setting. Some recommended solitaire styles and others recommended halos.
We picked a halo and it is AMAZING! Seriously. Pop it in a halo with white stones and it bursts into the most brilliant yellow. But by itself, outside of a setting it looks creamy. It’s crazy and beautiful. If you can get the stone out of the setting I totally recommend trying the stone out in some halo or 3 stone rings with other white stones that while contrast the yellow. It’s pretty cool how they can change colors. 🙂
Post # 9
As promised. The pro shot then my less-than-pro-shot. 🙂 It’s an S-T set against H colored stones in a halo setting. I was hoping it would look even more yellow. Now I’m contemplating getting YG prongs in the future.
Did you ever figure out what type of setting you wanted? Did you end up going with the solitaire or something different?
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Post # 11
My antique solitaire is L-VVS1. I keep the white gold unplated so the buttery color accents the stone.
Post # 12
@tonights: Wow! That is insanely intricate. What a beauty!
Post # 13
I know this is an older thread, but I wanted to share mine too, for future reference 🙂 Mine is also an heirloom diamond. It’s an Old European Cut VS1, M-N color. You can probably see the slight tint, but with the white gold, I think it’s barely noticeable.
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2016 - Botanical Gardens
1.39 m color old miners cut diamond set in rose gold with white prongs size 7 finger.