What Is Diamond Color?

diamond color

Color is the presence (or absence) of color in diamonds, which depends upon the composition of the diamond. It is a common misconception that diamonds are colorless. They are, in fact, available in a variety of colors – white, blue, yellow, orange, red, green, and even brown and black. A diamond’s color is the second most important aspect you have to keep in mind while buying a diamond.

Always remember – the lesser color a diamond has, the higher is its grade.

For color- grading diamonds, they are assigned letters from D to Z, with each alphabet signifying the amount of color present in each diamond. D is the highest honor that a diamond can get, with Z being the lowest.

Here is the classification of the diamonds:

D-F: They are the best and the purest diamonds available as they are colorless.

G- J: They are almost colorless – not completely lacking color, though.

K-M: They have a faint color in them, the color usually being yellow.

N- R: The tint is fairly visible to the naked eye.

S- Z: Are heavily tinted, with the tint ranging from yellow to brown. The tint is very pronounced.

Fig-3: Diamond color scale based on GIA color grading

We at Infinity Diamonds deal in high quality diamonds that are graded from D to J. Poor quality diamonds that come below J in the color grading charts are not dealt at our place.

Which color is the best suited for your interest?

You might be wondering as to which color is best suited for your interests. The easiest way to go about it is to opt for a diamond with no visible color.

However, if price is a restriction for you, you might want to look for diamonds graded G-I. These diamonds have very little tint in them that is barely noticeable by the naked eye.