Diamond Color

diamond color grading
When it comes to color in diamonds, its absence has always been prized by connoisseurs. Diamonds do come in an array of shades with yellow, pink, red, blue being some of the most precious and rare of all diamonds. However, the presence of color is considered a deficiency in the case of the white diamond. Absolute translucence determines the price of the white diamond as the presence of even a yellow tint reduces its price. Greater value is witnessed in a white diamond that has the least body color and effectively reflects true color.

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Color or rather the lack of it

In most gemstone quality diamonds the color evaluation is focused on the absence of any color. Just like a droplet of pure water, an “anatomically perfect” and “chemically pure” diamond has no color and consequently fetches a higher value. GIA with its globally benchmarked D-Z color-grading method measures the point of colorlessness by comparing a diamond to master stones of precise color value under controlled viewing conditions and lighting. Many of such diamond color differentiation is extremely subtle and almost always invisible to an untrained eye. However, such distinctions lead to an impressive difference in price and diamond quality.
GIA evaluates diamond on a color scale, ranging from D which, is colorless to Z which, represent the presence of the most color. Though containing varying degrees of hue, all D to Z diamonds are regarded as white. All true fancy colored diamonds are assessed on a different color scale. Fancy colored diamond refers to all naturally colored diamonds that belong outside the standard color range.

How to know the color of a diamond

An authentic diamond certificate elaborates all 4Cs of a certain diamond. Consider D and E diamonds varying in color when compared side by side but this difference can be rarely determined by an amateur eye. Color also become quite harder to detect once the diamond has been set within a ring. For instance, yellow gold negates the colorless effect of a diamond as it reflects color. Any D-F diamond must be set in platinum or white gold to reveal its beauty. The diamond experts at Diamond Exchange NYC will educate you on diamond color in person and let you compare different diamond colors side-by-side to let determine you favorite.

Color in a diamond becomes more significant with its increasing carat weight because color is far easier to distinguish in any larger diamond. It is a good idea to choose G-J diamonds as they appear colorless to the naked eye and when combined with a higher cut, effectively creates a brilliant diamond solitaire.

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In this informative article, we hope you learned more about diamond color and the grading system. The best way to determine which color of a diamond that you prefer the most is to see the diamonds in person. The next step is to schedule your appointment at The Diamond Exchange in NYC. The best way to schedule an appointment is to fill out our contact form. We will contact you promptly and arrange a visit that will fit your schedule. We look forward to helping you find the diamond of your dreams.

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