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CLASH? --> D center and H small side diamonds

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silverbuggy

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If I get a 1.61 carat D color center stone on a band with 8 H color 2 pointer (0.02 carats) diamonds on each side, will the color difference look bad? I called BN and customer rep said the small diamonds should be small enough to not make a visible difference, but I''m worried by mkozaka''s post here:

https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/color-comparison.104261/

He actually ended up getting THE setting that I''m looking at. But I think when he wrote that posting, he may have been looking at a different setting with bigger sidestones, because the numbers don''t add up the same.

Nouveau-Side.jpg
 

neatfreak

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Should be totally fine IMO.

ETA: If the sidestones are ideal cuts.
 

silverbuggy

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Forgot to mention, in that other post, Lorelei said "advice is generally to keep centre and sidestones within 2 colour grades." Though, I''m not sure if that comment was directed at rings with BIGGER sidestones or not.
 

ImpatientOne

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My center stone is a 1.73 "J" and my sidestones are .10 "F-G". I cannot see a difference...
 

fleur-de-lis

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I''m going to swim against the stream on this one; I think a D to H spread is running a risk. Because of the small stone size, it *might* be okay, but it might also be obvious to color-sensitive people at a glance.
 

kittybean

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I have an E center stone and G-H 15-point side stones (from BN), and I can''t see a difference. The lower color would be even less obvious in 2-point side stones.

I''d guess that you would see no difference.
 

Phoenix

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Date: 2/27/2009 1:50:31 AM
Author: fleur-de-lis
I''m going to swim against the stream on this one; I think a D to H spread is running a risk. Because of the small stone size, it *might* be okay, but it might also be obvious to color-sensitive people at a glance.
A second to go against the stream here.


D is extremely white and you *might* notice the difference. If you really want to get a D coloured centre stone, I''d not go below F in side stones just to be on the safe side.

May I ask, why do the side stones have to be H? Two pointers should be very easy to get in higher colours.
 

Lorelei

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Date: 2/26/2009 10:40:52 PM
Author: silverbuggy
Forgot to mention, in that other post, Lorelei said 'advice is generally to keep centre and sidestones within 2 colour grades.' Though, I'm not sure if that comment was directed at rings with BIGGER sidestones or not.
Hi SB,

That advice usually applies to larger sidestones compared to centres, personally I think you will be fine and won't notice a difference in this case. I wear F/G in a diamond band which is a little larger in size than the ones in question with a honkin' L colour round, really no visible difference to my eyes or anyone elses when asked.
 

neatfreak

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Date: 2/26/2009 10:40:52 PM
Author: silverbuggy
Forgot to mention, in that other post, Lorelei said ''advice is generally to keep centre and sidestones within 2 colour grades.'' Though, I''m not sure if that comment was directed at rings with BIGGER sidestones or not.
Yes. To ME side stones are like a three stone ring. You are dealing with melee here which gives you more options IMO.
 

mkozaka

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Hi Silverbuggy, the post you reference was a different setting I was considering before the Nouveau. We have no visable contrast with the F center and H sides. Are you set on the D? I think most on this site would recommend dropping in color to increase size and decrease cost.
 

AprilBaby

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I also swim against the tide and think you will notice the difference. I would get an F center stone.
 

swingirl

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If it were me I''d want to see the stone next to the setting before it was set. Any chance you have them mailed to you to inspect?
 

Daisi2112

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I''ll be the third one to swim against the stream here. D is very white, and I think going 4 color grades down on the other stones ''might'' be noticeable to color sensitive people.
 

geckodani

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I voted the way I did because I tried on my D with bands that had H/I stones and couldn''t tell. I also didn''t spend a huge amount of time staring at them though.

If you''re worried, I''d try to see a D next to the bands in question, or at least similar ones.
 

Hello Lover

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I don''t think that it would be that noticeable. And you can always have the melee replaced by another jeweler with higher quality ones if you decide later you aren''t happy.

Or return this set and get one made by a Pricescope Jeweler.
 

diamondseeker2006

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I think the color of 2 pointers is not going to be relevant unless they are really low color.
 
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