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Is this vintage/antique ring too warm? Should I skip?

Rhea

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Too warm is subjective, colour is entirely personal preference. You bid on it for a reason so I assume that you like it, and wanted to purchase it, right? It looks like a rose cut diamond?

If the seller has a return policy, you can always return it if you see it in person and don't like it. I don't know what to tell you if the seller doesn't have a return policy.
 

YadaYadaYada

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Well there is something you don’t see everyday…a marquise rose cut!

Color is very personal so nobody can really answer if you made a mistake or if the diamond is too warm. It’s all about what is pleasing to you. Although I like the setting a lot, a diamond of this color would probably even be further enhanced if the head it’s set in was yellow gold.

First things first, wait to see it in-person, then you will know for sure. Also try not to stress, it looks very clean and the setting is beautiful!
 

Mosie1207

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Too warm is subjective, colour is entirely personal preference. You bid on it for a reason so I assume that you like it, and wanted to purchase it, right? It looks like a rose cut diamond?

If the seller has a return policy, you can always return it if you see it in person and don't like it. I don't know what to tell you if the seller doesn't have a return policy.

Yes I was excited for it but was looking around for opinions on other threads and it seems like either people really like warm diamonds or not. That’s why I’m second guessing.

They do have returns so that’s great.
 

Mosie1207

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Well there is something you don’t see everyday…a marquise rose cut!

Color is very personal so nobody can really answer if you made a mistake or if the diamond is too warm. It’s all about what is pleasing to you. Although I like the setting a lot, a diamond of this color would probably even be further enhanced if the head it’s set in was yellow gold.

First things first, wait to see it in-person, then you will know for sure. Also try not to stress, it looks very clean and the setting is beautiful!

Thank you for your input! If I was to put it in a yellow gold setting would it end up looking too yellow?
 

elizat

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Is the stone certified? It looks warm for that grade, even with the rose cut.

My big concern would be did you pay a fair price for what it is. Without knowing the details, hard to say.

If you are questioning too warm, you may have your answer.
 

Rfisher

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“Is it too warm”
As a question of looking pretty (personal taste)
Or
Compared to the listings claim?
 

HS4S_2

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I actually love warm rose cuts. Usually I am attracted to them right away. I prefer them set in yellow gold or at least a yellow cup. I think if you bid on it then you do like it.
 

YadaYadaYada

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Yellow gold will definitely enhance the yellow if you decide to go that route, will it be too yellow? Maybe I am the wrong one to answer since I bought a diamond champagne in color and bezeled it in 18k yellow to bring out the yellow in the diamond. So a bit biased perhaps.

You may find that the yellow is much more subtle IRL, sometimes photography can make a diamond with some color look even more saturated.
 

Mreader

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Good that they accept returns so you can see then decide. What I can’t figure out is in the photo it looks like there’s abrasions or chips around it but I can’t be sure? It’s almost like the outline is very tinted and the inside is clearer. But photos can be deceiving.
 

Mosie1207

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“Is it too warm”
As a question of looking pretty (personal taste)
Or
Compared to the listings claim?

I’d say personal taste but I’ve had a few comments say on here it’s not M. I did just pay for the auction so I’m going to see in real life what it really looks like
 

Mosie1207

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Is the stone certified? It looks warm for that grade, even with the rose cut.

My big concern would be did you pay a fair price for what it is. Without knowing the details, hard to say.

If you are questioning too warm, you may have your answer.

I’m not sure if it’s coming with certification but I’ve bought with this seller in the past (including buying a 1ct solitaire diamond necklace) and it seemed accurate the info they gave so I’m hoping that’s the same case with this ring.

I did get it for under 2k which is a deal I think?
 

Mosie1207

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I actually love warm rose cuts. Usually I am attracted to them right away. I prefer them set in yellow gold or at least a yellow cup. I think if you bid on it then you do like it.

Correct! I’m just second guessing myself because I’ve had multiple people tell me they don’t prefer old diamonds
 

Mosie1207

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Completely one-of-a-kind. I love it. The tint really gives the stone major character, and you'd be hard pressed to find something similar again. It would be a keeper for me.

I’m leaning towards that way. Just paid for it and will take pics in real life when I receive!
 

lovedogs

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For the right price I'd definitely buy it, though I supect it's warmer than an M
 

Sprinkles&Stones

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Gorgeous! I love the cut and color, it’s super unique. I do not love the setting however. For something like this, why not embrace the warmth and put it in yellow gold. Or do two tone, plat and yellow for that matter. I would buy this in a jiffy!
 
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