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2 Gs and an F. Which is whitest. Please advise

Please choose best color of the 3

  • Left has best color

    Votes: 44 71.0%
  • Middle has best color

    Votes: 15 24.2%
  • Right has best color

    Votes: 3 4.8%

  • Total voters
    62

whitewave

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It’s so subjective and on the internet etc. given the conditions for choosing, I chose the middle one based on the upside down photos
 

Mlh

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I am awful with color so they honestly all look similar. But if I try really hard to find differences then I think the middle is most white

Thanks @lovedogs . They look similar to me too. Tough to tell from these pictures. But one is an F. I am told it is a mid to high F. The Gs are suppose to be mid to high Gs. So who knows :)
 

kenny

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If the color grades were issued by a legitimate lab (as in GIA or AGS) then the F is the whitest.
Period.

I trust these labs more than I fall for the nearly-universal misconception that pictures don't lie.
Photography cannot be trusted.
There's lighting, camera settings, Photoshop, incompetent or dishonest operators, and a million different viewing screens, et. al.

Why do I say this?
I'm a photographer.
 

dk168

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The first one on the left in the original post looks the whitest to my untrained eyes.

DK :))
 

Mlh

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If the color grades were issued by a legitimate lab (as in GIA or AGS) then the F is the whitest.
Period.

I trust these labs more than I fall for the nearly-universal misconception that pictures don't lie.
Photography cannot be trusted.
There's lighting, camera settings, Photoshop, incompetent or dishonest operators, and a million different viewing screens, et. al.

Why do I say this?
I'm a photographer.

Thanks @kenny. I appreciate your perspective as a photographer. I agree this is not the best system to evaluate color. I would hope the F is whitest.
 

LightBright

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One on the left looks whitest. But Kenny is right, the AGL (or a GIA report) will tell you in relative terms which is whiter (AGL can be comparatively softer grading color than GIA). The other good info is White Flash telling you it’s a mid to high F versus a mid to high G. So comparatively, the color of the F will be whiter.
 

Mlh

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One on the left looks whitest. But Kenny is right, the AGL (or a GIA report) will tell you in relative terms which is whiter (AGL can be comparatively softer grading color than GIA). The other good info is White Flash telling you it’s a mid to high F versus a mid to high G. So comparatively, the color of the F will be whiter.

One is a Gia G. One is Ags G. One is Ags F. I am hoping the F is whitest...costs more :)
 

Mlh

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If you can’t tell the difference and you’ve had them take pictures with each option in the first position to eliminate lighting, I’d pick the biggest or the cheapest, not the F just because it’s an F.

I tried out the G in person. Thought I was seeing tint. So wanted to see the F. She sent these pictures for comparison .
 

Polabowla

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Did they tell you which is the F? Can you see a difference for yourself?
 

Mlh

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Thanks for voting and giving me your thoughts everyone. You mostly picked the Gia G which I had tried out. From these pics it looked whiter to me than the F stone I was considering. I do think the lighting was making the difference in these pics. I decided to try the F. Hopefully it will be terrific!!
 
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