I have my eyes on a Brian Gavin Cape diamond, round, 1.3oct carat, VVS1, M color. My wife likes white gold/platinum but everything I read says that with the M color, I should go with a yellow gold ring setting. Your comments? Would I be cheapening the look of the stone by going with a white gold setting? Perhaps the subtle contrast might be stunning!
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. 😉
For someone that loves all shades of diamonds, I definitely love the idea of pairing of a Cape Series ‘M’ with a white metal. I personally would love the contrast difference. The diamond will show more of it’s buttery warm color in a white metal setting. There are many rings with such pairings from the turn of the century with cushions that are in these lower color grades that show warm color saturation but are paired confidently in platinum. The look is distinct, and rather ‘antique-ish’.
If you are worried about the contrast and want to go middle of the road, then I would suggest a two-tone ring. Perhaps a platinum four or six prong head, paired with a yellow or rose gold shank? Depending on the style of the ring you were looking at, you have different options. Of course, you can always opt for a pure gold ring in yellow or rose gold which will help mute the warmth of the diamond.
I’d be happy to offer more options if you share what you were planning on for a setting style.
I’m now looking at this 1.074ct M VVS1: http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/1.074-m-vvs1-round-diamond-ags-ec-104085572007 and thinking pairing it with the Juno setting in 18K yellow gold: http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/juno-18k-yellow-gold-5977y18
I think your diamond is lovely. You’ll notice that when viewing the HD video that the diamond shows no warmth when looking at it straight down into the crown. That is due to the H&A super ideal cut precision of Brian’s Signature diamonds. There is only direct bright white light reflection. However, when you move the diamond to other angles, you’ll notice the warmth from the pavilion view and also from a tilted view off the crown.
It’s a gorgeous stone! Where else can you get a 1.00ct super ideal hearts and arrows diamond for under $5k?!?! As for your ring setting, I love the Juno’s North/South East/West prong settings. It would compliment your Brian Gavin Cape diamond very nicely.
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