Everyone who is ready to choose a white diamond can get a bit confused regarding the color of the diamonds.
A diamond’s color grade actually refers to the absence of color. In other words, diamonds that are white, containing little or no color, receive higher quality grades than those with noticeable color when grading white diamonds.
A chemically pure and structurally perfect diamond has no hue, like a drop of pure water, and consequently, a higher value. A D-to-Z diamond color-grading system measures the degree of colorlessness by comparing a stone under controlled lighting and precise viewing conditions to master stones of established color value.
We advise you to choose a color H and above as these are the colors that will still look bright and white in your ring.
If you want a good return on your investment, we will help you find the right balance between size and color depending on your ring design of your choice. Obviously, the diamond color will be one of the factors you have to take into account when it comes to diamond grading. GIA covers all the 4Cs which makes it one of the best and most professional grading methods on the market.
The grading process
The GIA Diamond Color Scale is very easy to understand. It is a dedicated color grading scale that spans from the letter D to the letter Z. The top grades are considered to be D to F as they are completely or near colorless.
Once you get past those, you enter the G-H grades. These are almost colorless and they help you spend less while getting a good value for your budget. The G-H grade diamonds are great because they have a good color and they still have an affordable price tag. From K to Z there is an increasing intensity of yellowness to the diamond which is noticeable for anybody who looks at it.
The fancy colored diamonds
Diamonds come in all colors from nature. The most commonly used ones in jewellery are usually the white and yellow ones but there are pink, red, blue, orange and green diamonds as well. However, the fancy colors are very rare for diamonds as only 0.0001% of the total diamonds have this kind of intense color. All the colored diamonds come at a higher price point but out of all colors, the yellow ones are the most accessible when it comes to pricing. These can be a great option for gifts or very special events.
Don’t hesitate and study the color grade by GIA as this will help figure out whether a specific diamond type is good for you or not. Of course, remember to ask for the help of our consultants if you want to find the best diamonds for your ring, we are here to help.