by feydruss » Jan 31, 2002 I've been lurking around here for the past month or so, now I'm delurking to ask a question that is plaguing me! I'm hoping to get engaged soon (it's only been eight years after all), and since I'm the picky one who loves jewellry, I thought it best that I start doing some research. I'm potentially very interested in an 1-1.5 emerald cut solitaire, with the basics: good cut (low table and depth) and ratio, VVS2 at the lowest, blah blah. I won't compromise on cut or clarity, especially with an EC! But where I'm running into trouble is with the color. Yellow is actually my favorite color, and I'd *prefer* a warmer color for my diamond. But it seems that it's hard to find a stone online (or at least figure out the pricing on one) that's lower than J but less than an official fancy. Just how yellow would a J EC stone seem? Certainly I'd be happier to get a larger and warmer stone than a smaller colorless one (both cuts being equally excellent, of course). And how much would the setting affect this? For example, would a platinum setting make the stone look yellower? I realize that my question is on the opposite end of the scale of most questions--I *want* my diamond to look yellow! But at the same time, I want it to look YELLOW, not just like a crappy diamond. Make sense? Many thanks for any advice!