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Should I reset my engagement ring in 14k yellow gold?

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  1. devils_snare
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    by devils_snare » Oct 4, 2018
    Hi All - new member but longtime lurker here. I am thinking about resetting my ering into 14k yellow gold. I generally prefer yellow gold to white gold/platinum (just a personal preference). The stone in my ering belonged to my MIL. Many years ago, she lost her own ering and decided to buy three RB diamonds at the time for her sons to give to their future wives. She wore them as earrings/pendant for a while until my husband proposed to me. When he proposed, it was in a temporary setting and said we could go to his mother's jeweler to pick out a setting I would like.

    When we went to pick out the setting, I was very clear in my preferences: simple setting, either yellow or rose gold. The jeweler and my MIL said that would be such a shame as the diamond is colorless and I should really go with white gold or platinum. Well, what did I know! So I picked out a simple platinum setting and called it a day. We've been married 3 years now, and I do like my setting but always think about resetting it in yellow gold. DH doesn't have a preference, he just wants me to be happy. MIL would not be seriously upset/offended, she's pretty easy going. My question is, do you think it would be a shame since the diamond is colorless? I know ultimately this is a personal preference, but would love to hear your opinions and cons that I haven't thought of yet. One thing I do like is the 4 prongs can give the illusion of it being a cushion cut, would this be more or less pronounced in yellow gold?

    Here's the GIA report for reference. She bought it before they started grading cut - TIA!

    Measurements: 7.93 - 7.99 x 4.76
    Weight: 1.81ct
    Depth: 59.8%
    Table: 58%
    Girdle: thin to med, faceted
    Cutlet: none
    Polish: excellent
    Symmetry: excellent
    Clarity: VVS2
    Color: D
    Fluorescence: none
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  2. athenaworth
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    by athenaworth » Oct 4, 2018
    I think it would look gorgeous in yellow or rose and in fact would make its white'ness pop evey more.
     
  3. tyty333
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    by tyty333 » Oct 4, 2018
    I think it would be a shame for you to wear a color of metal just because others thought that's what you should be wearing. Wear what you like. I think
    yellow gold or rose gold would be lovely!
     
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  4. canuk-gal
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    by canuk-gal » Oct 4, 2018
    HI:

    Get what you want! And what a thoughtful gift from your MIL!

    cheers--Sharon
     
    


    


  5. elizat
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    by elizat » Oct 4, 2018
    I agree w/ the others- I think go with the metal you like. Either rose (my favorite) or yellow would be very pretty!
     
  6. JoJa12345
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    by JoJa12345 » Oct 4, 2018
    I think it would look great in yellow gold! I would do 18k instead of 14k myself, because I prefer the look of 18k better.
     
  7. metro
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    by metro » Oct 4, 2018
    Your MIL is a very thoughtful women! I think it would love look lovely in yellow or rose gold.
     
  8. twang07
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    by twang07 » Oct 4, 2018
    I do love YG but I do think it could make your diamond look more yellow in certain lights. If that doesn't bother you then go for it. Team YG!
     
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  9. MissGotRocks
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    by MissGotRocks » Oct 4, 2018
    As long as you have the prongs in platinum, the stone should be fine in terms of color. I agree with the others - get the metal that you want and that makes you happy. I am sure it would be beautiful!
     
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  10. Niel
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    by Niel » Oct 4, 2018
    I’ll go so far as to say you don’t need platinum prongs.
    My lowly j looks white af in yellow gold prongs your D will be very white. Could even seem more white due to the contrast!
    I love gold, I prefer 18k yellow gold - I may have missed why you prefer 14k, but either way do it up!
     
    


    


  11. KKJohnson
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    by KKJohnson » Oct 4, 2018
    I also agree with going with yellow and 18k, get what you want!
     
  12. KaeKae
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    by KaeKae » Oct 4, 2018
    A colorless diamond is going to be gorgeous, no matter what color metal. Your stone is definitely stunning.
    If your heart is longing for yellow gold, then put that gorgeous baby in yellow gold!
     
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  13. caf
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    by caf » Oct 4, 2018
    It’ll look great in yellow gold. Go try on some yellow gold settings with 1.5-2 carat diamonds and see how you feel about them. Your diamond is gorgeous and your MIL rocks for getting her future daughter in laws diamonds.
     
  14. facetgirl
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    by facetgirl » Oct 4, 2018
    Life is too short. Go get yourself that new setting and don't look back.
     
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    by pearaffair » Oct 4, 2018
    Yeah... I think nothing could make that D look not white!!!!
     
    


    


  16. devils_snare
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    by devils_snare » Oct 5, 2018
    Thanks everyone for your replies! Yes, I am very lucky to have such a wonderful MIL. I guess I have some shopping to do...
     
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