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Diamond Color

Q. What is “colour” referring to?

A. When discussing the ‘colour’ of a diamond, we are actually referring to its lack of color – it is all about grading the whiteness of a diamond”.

The less colour present in a diamond, the higher will be its colour grade. Colour will naturally manifest in the diamond as a pale yellow, and that is why colour grade refers to this lack of colour. The human eye detects the sparkle of a diamond first and then its colour. This is the reason that colour is usually considered the second most important characteristic, after cut.

Know which color is right for you:

For the purest diamond, choose a colourless diamond with grade D – F.

If good value is important, choose diamonds with a grade of G – I with no color easily detectible with naked eye.

Colour Grades of Diamonds:

Grade D – Absolutely Colourless –

These are extremely rare diamonds with highest grade of colour.

Grade E-F Colourless-

Small colour traces detected by experts only. These are rare diamonds.

Grade G-H - Near to colourless –

Colour can be detected only when compared side by side with diamonds which have better grades. These are excellent diamonds.

Grade I-J – Near colourless –

A valuable diamond with detectable tone or warmth.

Grade K-M – Colour can be noticed.

Not available with

Grade N-Z - Colour noticeable.

Not available with