Diamond Color

                 

 

 

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Diamond color grades start at D and continue through the alphabet. Truly colorless stones, graded D, are extremely rare and very valuable. The closer a diamond is to being colorless, the rarer and more valuable it is. Diamonds were formed under intense heat and pressure, and traces of other elements incorporated into their atomic structure account for this variances in color. A single change in color grade can significantly affect a diamond's value. It is the lack of color, or whiteness in a diamond that allows the light to pass effortlessly through the stone and disperse that beauty back to the observer. 

Diamond Color
Color is not so much white versus yellow, as the chart tends to indicate, but light versus dark. A white diamond will look very clean, crisp, and brilliant. A yellow diamond will not really look yellow, just darker and dirty, without nearly the same brilliance. While many diamonds appear colorless, or white, they may actually have subtle yellow or brown tones that can be detected when comparing diamonds side by side.  Diamonds in the G,H and I color range are a good choice if both quality and price is a concern. Diamonds with a grade of D, E and F, can become pricey and diamonds J color and lower are less costly but are not as eye pleasing.

 Diamond Color - Color Grades