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kimbleellie

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Hi, sorry for 2nd post in as many days.

I'm wondering if I can get opinions on this diamond I've reserved.

Does it look brown?

Someone said it does, and now I'm not sure...


Many thanks in advance for feedback
 

MamaBee

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Mar 31, 2018
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Hi, sorry for 2nd post in as many days.

I'm wondering if I can get opinions on this diamond I've reserved.

Does it look brown?

Someone said it does, and now I'm not sure...


Many thanks in advance for feedback

It’s a beautiful diamond. Every diamond has a base of usually brown or yellow. I prefer the brown base... I think most people prefer yellow. You most likely won’t notice the brown. I have a very small M faint brown diamond. It doesn’t appear brown. It’s just gorgeous and doesn’t have that yellow look that I don’t care for. When you get it look at it in different lighting conditions and post them here. I would love to see it!
 

anangel

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So diamonds are not graded from their face up color, and the amount of tint in the body justifies the J color rating.
Whether or not J looks too tinted to you comes down to personal preference and a bit of cut. I’ve seen some fantastic J’s on here from WF and HPD that look fabulously white face up. I’ve also seen some J’s that have detectable color but didn’t bother the owner at all.
If you’re super concerned about diamond color, it may be worth seeing a couple of diamonds in a range of colors in person.
 

MamaBee

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You usually find a faint brown faces up much whiter and the tint is less visible than a faint yellow. Always try and look for that if you can.

I agree...When I tilted my previous I color diamond..I could see a yellow tint. When I tilted my M faint light brown color diamond it just appeared slighter warmer. Face up it was white..Not icy white..but white..
 

nojs

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I will be super curious of your findings. Some people say brown modifier looks less noticeable in person, others say that yellow modifier will look more bright whereas brown might just look darker overall.

I found this photo very interesting. The video showed the brown modifier whiter somehow, but in my picture the brown one looks darker. F44EC5CB-ACE8-4168-A79F-03BD30C3EE4A.jpeg
 

diamondseeker2006

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That looks like brownish yellow to me, almost a golden brown. If you are wanting a stone to face up as white as possible, I am not thinking this will be it. I'd strongly suggest comparing it to other J stones before you decide whether to keep it.
 

monipod

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@diamondseeker2006 took the words out of my mouth! It's a golden brown as opposed to the cooler almost grey/brown tint some stones have. It'll look magical in rose or yellow gold but in white, I think it might not face up that white.
 

diamondseeker2006

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Hi @monipod and @diamondseeker2006

I'm a little confused, are you saying the diamond I've chosen
(https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-di...olor-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-10380157?#)

is too brown and I should reconsider?

Or are you looking at the image posted by @nojs

Thanks :)


Also, "IF" i could go for this, would it be a considerably better option in regards to colour?


As opposed to this:


thanks!

Yes, I think the one at JA has a bit of yellow brown and I personally wouldn't choose it.

The 1.16 J VS2 is the best of the three stones, in my opinion, in terms of cut and color.

I like a champagne color brown diamond (which would be a very low color). But in a J, I'd be hesitant to get the brown tint.
 

TripEx

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Yes, I think the one at JA has a bit of yellow brown and I personally wouldn't choose it.

The 1.16 J VS2 is the best of the three stones, in my opinion, in terms of cut and color.

I like a champagne color brown diamond (which would be a very low color). But in a J, I'd be hesitant to get the brown tint.

The james allen and bluenile are the same stone right?
 
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