Diamond Color

The color of a diamond is one of the most important factors when determining the value of a diamond. The less color a diamond has the more valuable it becomes. However, that does not mean that a perfectly satisfactory diamond needs to be colorless. In fact, it is extremely rare to find a colorless diamond.
 
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) color grading scale is the most internationally accepted color scale in the diamond industry. The GIA color scale begins at 'D' which is pure or colorless and continues on through 23 color steps to 'Z' which can be light yellow or light brown.

The changes in color is so subtle that it is nearly impossible for an untrained observer to tell the difference from one step to the next (E to F for example.)

Colors D, E and F are considered to be 'colorless', but an F color grade is typically less expensive due to the rarity of D or E color grades. G,H,I and J are all considered 'nearly colorless'. thediamondstore.biz will not sell a diamond with a color grade lower than J. While not as critical as a diamond's cut, an above average color grade can improve a diamonds brilliance and sparkle effect.


The ranges are as follows, D-F, G-I, J-L, M-O, P-ST. You can see a picture of the color ranges below.

Diamond Color D to K

Diamond Color L to ST

Nature has also created diamonds in intense shades of blue, green, yellow, orange, pink or – rarest of all – red. These diamonds are called ‘colored fancies’ and are extremely rare and highly treasured.