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|A diamonds color has a very large impact on the overall diamonds appearance. Diamond color refers to the presence or absence of the color in white diamonds. Color is a result of the composition of the diamond, and is permanent and never changes no matter who long you have the diamond. A colorless diamond, kind of like a clear window, allows more light to pass through it than a colored diamond, colorless diamond emit more sparkle and fire.
Color ScaleA diamond color is always defined by the GIA’s professional diamond color scale which begins at D (colorless) and ends with Z (light yellow). The color of a diamond is very hard to actually view when the diamond is face up therefore most gemologist grade the color of the diamond face down. Let’s take a look at the different color grades and what they mean. We are going to break down the colors into their ranges please refer below for more information
This is the highest color grade that is available for diamond. A D color diamond its extremely rare and emits the most fire and brilliance out of all the diamonds.
E, F (Colorless)
These 2 color grades have minute traces of color that can only be seen by a trained gemologist. This color scale also emits a high level of brilliance.
G,H (Near Colorless)
These 2 color grades contain a noticeable color but only when the diamond is being compared to higher color diamond side by side. These diamonds are usually white to the untrained eye and offer the best value.
I,J (Near Colorless)
These 2 color grades contains a slightly detectable color. These are somewhat like the G,H color grades where the diamond are usually white to the untrained eye they also offer a great value to the end consumer.
K,L,M (Faint Yellow)
These 3 color grades contain a faint yellow color tint. Even with the yellow color if the clarity is okay with the diamond it can still emit a some fire and brilliance.
N-Z (Noticeable Color)
These are very yellow and color and unfortunately we do not carry any diamond that will graded within these grades.
Selecting a Color GradeFor many people a diamonds color is difficult if not completely impossible to the untrained human eye to see the differences in the certain diamond grades. However the difference in price will be very noticeable. Color is an important factor when purchasing a diamond as it will be noticeable if you choose a low grade diamond. Many people prefer to stay in the F-I range because they will find them to be completely white to the eye and the price will not be that drastically different. If you are on a budget and are looking for that big look then carat weight is the most important and these consumers will usually look for diamond in the H-J color frame. Also buyers on a budget may be interested in diamond with medium or strong fluorescence.
FluorescenceFluorescence is the effect that you see in some gem-quality diamond when they are exposed to long-wave ultraviolet light (like the light you see in a night club). Under regular lighting condition, the fluorescence is not detectable by the human eye. While most jewelers prefer diamonds without this effect, some people enjoy the sparkle and look it gives off. Fluorescence can enhance or take away from the beauty of a diamond. The bluish tint can improve a lower-color diamond (J-M color rated) by canceling out the faint yellow, resulting in a colorless appearance. However, in a very high-color diamond (D-F color rated), fluorescence may have the opposite effect. In a small number of diamonds, the presence of strong fluorescence creates a hazy, milky, oily, or cloudy appearance. For this reason, very fluorescent diamonds can be valued lower than similar diamonds with fluorescent ratings of "None," "Faint," or "Medium."