Diamond Color is an important category in the guide called the 4C's to Diamonds. Diamonds are found in nature in a variety of hues. The colorless or white diamond color are the most common, whilst some tinted stones, colored diamonds, are extremely rare and valuable. The shades of Diamond Color include yellow, blue, black, pink, red, orange, green and brown. Diamond Color is determined by the impurities or structural defects that cause the coloration. Pure or nearly pure diamonds are transparent and colorless - referred to as a white diamond color. For more information on Diamond Color please click the following links:
Fancy Colored Diamonds
Colorless or White Diamond Color
The traditional color associated with Diamond Color is white, or colorless, and is categorised into the following: Colorless, Nearly colorless, Faintly tinted (usually yellow), Lightly tinted (usually yellow) and Tinted (usually yellow but may progress to brownish). The color scale for colorless diamonds goes from 'D' (colorless) to 'Z' (dark yellow). The amount of yellowish color decreases the value of a "colorless" stone. For more detailed information, and a color chart, please click the following link:
Color Grading for White or Colorless Diamonds
The scale and grading for white or colorless diamonds goes from 'D' (colorless) to 'Z' (dark yellow). The less color, the more expensive.
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