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Diamond Colour Grading

The lack of natural body color is a major factor in determining the value of a diamond. The most expensive are colorless and are graded downward by the amount of yellowish or brownish tint they have.

The best colour for a diamond is no colour at all. These are known as "white diamonds". Other rare diamonds with a pure colour, such as pinks, blues or greens, are also valuable and are known as "fancy diamonds". Because of other factors that contribute to the beauty of a diamond, there are many beautiful stones below an M color such as a very light yellow called "champagne" and a darker yellow/brown called "cognac".

Colour grading scales from colourless to light yellow. The differences from one grade to another are very subtle, evidenced by the number of grades within each category shown on the International Colour Grading Systems Chart (see diagram below).

The diamond color grades are as follows:

D, E, F

Colorless. Loose diamonds appear colorless.

G, H, I, J

Near Colorless. When mounted in a setting may appear colorless to the untrained eye.

K, L, M

Faint Yellowish Tint. Smaller diamonds look colorless when mounted. Diamonds of 1/2 carat or more show traces of color.

N - R

Very Light Yellowish Tint

S - Z

Tinted Light Yellow. These diamonds show increasingly yellow or brownish tints and appear very "off-white".

 

International Colour Grading Systems Chart

  GIA  
D D COLOURLESS
E E
F F
G G NEAR
COLOURLESS
H H
I I
J J
K K FAINT
YELLOW
L L
M M
N N

VERY LIGHT
YELLOW

O O
P P
Q Q
R R
S-Z S-Z LIGHT YELLOW

 

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