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Diamond Color

What does Colorless, Near Colorless, & Faint Yellow Mean? Which one is best? Diamond color is its hue on a spectrum of D (colorless) to Z (light yellow).

Colorless (D,E,F) Diamond Color

Colorless (D,E,F)

Highest-quality color grade a diamond can receive. A D-color diamond is extremely rare and emits unrivaled brilliance.

Containing very minute traces of color, an E or F-color rated diamond emits a high level of brilliance and sparkle.

Near Colorless (G,H,I,J) Diamond Color

Near Colorless (G,H,I,J)

Containing noticeable color only when compared to higher color grades, G or H color diamonds provide an excellent value.

Whereas an I or J-color diamond typically appears colorless to the untrained eye yet contains slightly detectable color.

 Faint Yellow (K,L,M) Diamond Color

Faint Yellow (K,L,M)

Faint color is noticeable. Even with the presence of color, these grades of diamonds can emit fire and beauty.

Consider selecting a lower color when setting in yellow gold as color will be not as apparent.

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Fancy Colored Diamonds are a bold way to make your jewelry one-of-a-kind. Learn all about their rarity below.

Diamond Color

All About Fancy Colored Diamonds

Diamonds with a different color of light yellow or brown and diamonds, which have a more intense or browner yellow compared to color evaluation “Z” as fantastic diamonds. With one of ten thousand diamonds, which have a natural color, these types of stones are extremely rare.

Depending on the coloring, the intensity and shade of a diamond, the color can compromise or improve its value. The diamond colors present in nature include gray, white, blue, yellow, orange, red, green, olive, pink, purple, brown and black. The red stones are the rarest of the fancy colored diamonds.

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Determining a Fancy Colored Diamond

Similar to the classification process of colorless diamonds, a fantasy color of diamonds is classified by comparing it with the most important predetermined stones. Unlike colorless diamonds, unusual diamonds are visibly classified. The most important factors in determining the value of a naturally colored diamond are the strength of its color.

The value of a fancy colored diamond increases with the intensity of the most prominent hue within the stone.

How to Buy a Diamond

Diamonds are not only rare but very unique, so it’s no surprise that not all diamonds are created equal. This can overwhelm a diamond purchase, especially for the first time. “It’s scary buying diamonds. It is easy to find beautiful diamonds and it’s harder to find one that suits your

GIA Certified Diamonds

GIA Certified Diamonds

What is GIA? The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is a non-profit organization that develops and implements standards for evaluating the quality of diamonds and is rightfully considered the most reputable gemological laboratory in the world. GIA laboratories are located in key cities for the diamond industry: New York (USA),



USA Diamonds DIAMOND EDUCATION Diamond education is the understanding of the 4 C’s of diamonds (color, cut, carat, clarity) and the factors that impact diamond quality and price. Diamond Shape The shape of a diamond is one of the final features. From the shiny round to the princess’scup, we will help you
Diamond Shape

Diamond Shape

Although the brilliant round-shaped diamond has long been the most popular, many consumers prefer alternative forms, including cushions, ovals and pears, among other things. At USA Diamonds, we offer the most popular diamond forms in our search for diamonds:

Diamond Clarity

Diamond Clarity

How pure is the diamond? Diamond clarity is a rating on the Perfect to Inclusive scale, which measures the amount and location of impurities in a diamond. Inclusion is an internal or external characteristic or defect that occurs during the natural formation of the terrestrial diamond. Most diamonds contain impurities

Diamond Cut

Diamond Cut

Diamond cut is the summary of a diamond’s proportions evaluated using the attributes of brilliance, fire, and sparkle. While high marks of color or clarity affect a diamond, it’s the cut that defines its proportions and ability to reflect light. This article is about diamond cut. Click here to learn about the different Diamond Shapes. The diamond cut scale is

Diamond Fluorescence

Diamond Fluorescence

When UV light hits a diamond with fluorescent properties, the stone emits light. Most often blue, it can also be shades of green, yellow, white or red. Fluorescence can occur at different intensities. Gemological laboratories such as the GIA rate diamonds for fluorescence on a scale from “None” to “Very


There are four C’s that are used to describe a diamond: cut, color, clarity, and of course, carat. The carat is the standard unit of measurement used to indicate the weight of diamonds and precious gemstones. Since 1913, carat weight has been gauged against the metric system, with one carat equaling 0.2 grams or 0.007 ounces. Carat weight

FAQ for Diamond Color

Which colour is best in diamond?

D color diamond is the highest grade and is extremely rare—the highest color grade that money can buy. Eight percent of customers choose a D color diamond.

How important is color in a diamond?

Diamond color is important: Most diamonds used in engagement rings are near-colorless with hints of yellow or brown. All things being equal, the more colorless a diamond is, the rarer it is, and this rarity will be reflected in its price.

What gives a diamond its color?

Platinum is generally hard and durable, but it is still a softer metal than gold, making it more susceptible to scratches. Most naturally-coloured diamonds are created when trace elements interact with the carbon atoms during the diamond’s creation. The presence of chemical elements such as nitrogen, sulphur, and boron can colour diamonds in shades of yellow, green and blue. Pink diamonds, however, are a different story.

What’s more important Colour or clarity?

The color grade is more important than the clarity grade because cushion-cut diamonds tend to retain a lot of color. Because of this, you can go as low as SI1 or SI2 on the clarity scale, and the diamond should still appear flawless. If you are shopping for a radiant diamond, prioritize color over clarity.

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